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Colleoni Chapel, Bergamo: 18 reviews and 44 photos

  Colleoni Chapel
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This Chapel is build in Renaissance style, matching well attached to the older more simple style of the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore.

This construction (1473-1476) is actually encased into the Basilica.
It was meant to hold Colleoni's sepulchral monument and even almost caused the demolition of the Palazzo della Ragione!
Inside bas-relief art by Giovanni Antonio Amadeo (architect of the chapel); lots of fresco's; statues; the Medea's tomb by Amadeo Medea (Colleoni's favourite daughter died at the age of 15)

No photography inside was allowed and there was surveiance.
You could listen to a bad quality audiophone if you put some money in the automat.
The explication was monotomous and hardly to understand if there was any other interfering noise in the chapel (which there was). I didn't recall anything of what was said.

There is a little stand where you could by some postcards and a guide at fair price.

Directions: in Cittą Alta (in the upper part)
Phone: +39-035-21-00-61
Website: http://www.lombardiabeniculturali.it/architetture/schede/BG020-00517

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 23, 2005
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