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Saint Bernardino, Verona

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San Bernardino is a church in Verona, northern Italy. The church, in Gothic style, was built from 1451 to 1466.HistoryThe church's origin are connected to the presence of San Bernardino in the city from 1422, during which he founded a convent of nuns for the order of the Minor Friars and, later, another one for monks. He was canonized in 1450, six years after his death, and in 1451 his successor Giovanni da Capestrano started the construction of a large complex for the order in Verona thanks of the support of the Venetian doge Francesco Foscari.This was consecrated in 1453, though the nave and its ceiling were completed only in 1466. Later a smaller aisle was added. The six bells in E are rung with Veronese bellringing art.OverviewThe church has a nave and a single aisle. The simple façade is in brickwork, with a Renaissance portal decorated by three saints figures.Notable is the collection of Veronese 16th-century paintings in the six chapels of the aisle. The first is that of St. Francis or of the Terziari, with frescoes by Nicolò Giolfino (1522) with the stories of St. John the Evangelist and St. Francis. The fourth chapel, dedicated to St. Antony, has frescoes by Domenico Morone (1511), in poor state. The fifth, includes a Cruficixion by Francesco Morone (1548). The sixth chapel was designed by Michele Sammicheli: its altarpiece, from 1579 is by Bernardino India, while the lunette has an Eternal Father by Pasquale Ottino.
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  • Walking down the corridor of quiet frescoes around the courtyard became a solemn feeling. Also, in fine contrast of light beautifully many took pictures had. Stone of the soft hues of a medieval chapel and quaint, is worth a look. Killing time in the old town, they decided the day of the week you can see the chapel between the moron will occasionally change and I think, but this time was from 3 pm on Thursday and then revisited, both the lucky! Fewer visitors due to both the day of the week and time constraints, between the moron hog (* be [' *) talking to staff, and borrow a key outside and steps down the stairs going up to the second floor. Original library and the frescoes depicted with all the walls, was a sight to see! Window at the bottom was taken disappear indeed, but others favor 彡 Chapel and sincerely thanked the colorful and excellent state of preservation, was also a luxurious dome blue and cream colors beautiful impact is, was fascinated by dramatic and graceful altarpiece! also has many outstanding paintings, heart filled after the Church.
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  • Beautiful church with large garden and beautiful cloister. Check the hours because it is not always open. It's worth a jump.
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  • Leave comments, historic and I go to the point regarding the accommodation. We stayed at the property next to the famous church. The room was excellent. The service, by contrast, is a sore point, as sometimes happens in religious structures (at prices from hotel!). Small breakfast from 8 to 9 (in hotels is usually 7-10; among other things, we must also clear the table, something that incredibly people do: but haven't paid?), checkout at 9 (11 hotels, sometimes even later), enforced with eyes glower from the receptionist, no left-luggage service (not even a closet? "Go to the station", I was told: thank you for your enlightening advice!) and, dulcis in fundo, 25 euros if you lose the card to enter the room. A piece of plastic 25 euros? But who do you think you're kidding?
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