Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata, Parma

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The Santissima Annunziata, also called the Basilica del Paradiso, is a Renaissance style, Roman Catholic church and convent located on Via Massimo D'Azeglio in Parma, Italy.HistoryThe church was built on a site of a convent once occupied by the Franciscan Order outside the city walls, but demolished in 1546 by the Duke Pier Luigi Farnese. Originally the church was dedicated to Saints Gervaso and Protaso. Construction began in 1566, commissioned by Duke Ottavio Farnese and the bishop of Brugnato, and using a design by Giambattista Fornovo.By 1616, construction had stalled, part of the roof fallen in, and there was a failure to complete the planned dome. Only with the intervention of Margherita Farnese (who became a nun) did construction proceeded using an awkward, heavily buttressed dome design by Girolamo Rainaldi. The layout has a nearly elliptical interior, with two semi-circles joined by two straight lines, which join the apse, ten chapels, and an interior atrium.The convent was designed in part by Giovanni Battista Magnani, with the refectory completed in 1637 and cloister in 1688. The convent includes a large library. The convent contains the rooms and artifacts of the Blessed Lino Maupas (died 1924). In the left atrium there is a copy of the Annunciation by Correggio (1520), a fresco from the church of the Minors in via Farini. In the niche is an polychrome terracotta sculpture depicting Ecce Homo by Antonio Sbravati, and a Martyrdom of Saints Gervaso and Protaso (early 19th-century) by Biagio Martini. The main altarpiece is an Enthroned Madonna, Child and Saints Bernard, John Baptist, John Evangelist and Francis of Assisi (1776) by Antonio Brianti, is a copy of a work (1518) by Francesco Zaganelli for the church of the "Annunziata di fuori".
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  • 18th century log church probably restored and refurnished in more recent times. Not worth a visit, if not a few minutes, to return to the Center from across the river Parma
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  • Left and right round the Church's chancel and Chapel by 5. On the main altar is the altar placed number of terra cotta and in the Central altarpiece of the Madonna and child. Pipe organ is the top of the right wall. Impressive is very unique in appearance. Next to the Church was crowded with food city.
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  • The Church of the Annunciation is governed by the Friars Minor (Franciscans), but the Church has nothing definite from the Franciscan architectural ProtoRegola. The fact remains that this is a very nice facility that affects more outside than inside artworks that are sparse. There is an abuse of stucco. There is an interesting spiritual journey among the Saints who often are not among those most in use in popular piety.
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