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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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  • On the road from the port to the Palio of San Zeno, visited the monastery of San Bernardino. Liked large frescoed cloister and the Church itself. The Gothic-style church with chapels and altars in various styles. Especially beautiful designed Sanmikele cappella Pellegrini and Capella Avanci.
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  • The Church of San Bernardino contains many beautiful works of art. I refer in particular to the wonderful paintings of the chapel further (in the right aisle, basically), the beautiful frescoes in the cappella di San Francesco (just walked on the right) and the frescoes in the lunettes of the cloister which is on the left looking at the front of the Church. Beautiful frescoes of the Sala Morone. It will be the beauty of the works, are the prayers of the monks, the fact is that it's hard to find a place so full of peace like this church.
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  • The Church is situated away from the tourist crowds, and may not be worth specifically go into it, but if you're nearby, please visit necessarily. An ancient Church, a large, beautiful.
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