Basilica of Sant'Andrea, Vercelli

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  • I was there on one occasion and I visited the basilica. unexpected surprise original, beautiful, characteristic invitation to visit.
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  • The basilica, commissioned by Cardinal Guala Bicchieri, is a building dating back to the 1219-1227 period and bears witness to one of the earliest examples of Gothic architecture in Italy, as well as the most valuable monument of the city. Actually outside, several details of the façade, by lateral buttresses, towers and loggias and the choice of colors (white and brown stone) shows a mix of Gothic and Romanesque styles. The Interior, which at first impression seems almost "poor" and unadorned, shows a decidedly Gothic style with three naves that point at a time, typical of the style, while some precious frescoes from the 14th and 16th century choir apse enliven the basilica, Unlike chapels less decorated than similar churches. The artistic gem of this church is, however, in my view, in the left aisle, especially in the sacristy where, thanks to the great courtesy and competence of a priest who made by generous guide during your visit, you can admire a wonderful and original painted wooden crucifix of ' 300 of German school that features a bald and Christ in agony in an expression of utmost suffering ... very touching. In the adjacent Chapter House is very interesting also the look of a Madonna and child, a sixteenth-century painting by Bernardino Lanino. A basilica which also boasts a fine cloister and that, thanks to its history, the harmonious blend of styles including Baroque, Gothic and Romanesque styles worth a splurge.
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  • In Vercelli with some free time I decided to visit the Basilica of Sant'Andrea. I entered from the cloister that just wowed me for its classic architecture with the arcade and the Central well, all very well preserved. Are then entered in the Basilica from the communications port and it was an explosion of architectural beauty. The three naves and the contrast between the white stone columns with profiles of red brick arches. At first glance it looks like naked not having the various chapels that are expected to visit a church in 1200. Wandering through between the aisles I leaned a priest, waiting for the faithful from confessing that he offered to be my guide. Before the history of the Basilica, the harmonious fusion of styles between Baroque and Romanesque but the real surprise was the visit of the sacristy with a crucifix of Christ in painted wood that has a 1200 bald and an expression of utmost suffering very touching. Very nice also the look of a Madonna and child, a sixteenth-century painting by Bernardino Lanino. Other wonder is the adjacent Chapter House. Very well preserved presents an architecture to columns and arches which recalls the Interior of the Basilica with tall columns supporting arches-brick sections clear. Thanks to my "Guide" time has passed quickly and I could see things really beautiful and interesting. Highly recommended a visit.
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  • Great basilica, had a beautiful service!
  • Note the Vercelli situaza Church opposite the train station and bus of Vercelli, near the Duomo Cathedral and two other important churches and the Diocese of Vercelli, the Basilica di Sant Andrea you ignore even the builders you have similarities to the Cathedral of Borgos. Donnino, Oarma and ilS baptistery. Andrea di Vercelli is thought to be the work of Italian masters linked perhaps to the Antelami school open to French influences, the Interior of the basilica and a Latin cross with 3 navatr with the transept where stands the dome, example of transition from Roman to Gothic style, in conical tombs of svolpiti 4 triburio are the symbols of the evangelists, the basilica and built with grey stone in varallo, there's no more stained glasses of 3 rosettes and Windows that created an atmosphere mysticism in the Church, characteristic are the capitals to crochet basket and Gothic capitals with floral, l 3sterno and enriched concontrafforti cusps and pinnacles over the balusters external galleries there are srchi resting du figurative Corbels that guard perhaps the secret of the builders. On 2 side steeples rise the rooster and the cross in the basilica di Sant Andrea patron X, in the Lunette of the central door and carved the scene of the martyrdom of St Andrew, atttibuita to Antelami, in the Lunette of sistra Cardinal Guala Bicchieri shall submit to The model of the new Church, the inscription below illustrates the cultural and religious endowments of the founder and the reasons why dedication to St. Andrew
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  • One of the earliest and beautiful examples of Gothic in Piedmont! If you switch from Vercelli one can not visit the Basilica of Sant'Andrea. A pleasant surprise was the crypt data in management at the University of Eastern Piedmont. Is used for discussions of the thesis. A beautiful and impressive environment that acts as a perfect backdrop to the last act of the path of his students. PS ... situated at the station makes it easy to reach even the most lazy ... You really have to throw.
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  • Italian Gothic style church, inspired by the Cistercian models is one of the most beautiful in the region. Exciting the side view and the apse; the façade with the latest restoration lost wrinkles but also a bit of its charm. The nave is grandiose and austere. Don't miss the cloister which offers magnificent past.
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  • Is the symbol of Vercelli, the majestic Interior has three naves with a high transept. The apse is placed a wooden chorus of 1511. The basilica houses a Chapter House considered among the most beautiful in Italy where in 1310, peace was signed between the Guelphs and Ghibellines of Vercelli in the presence of Emperor Henry VII
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