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  • Tempietto and access walkway - Bergamo
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You'll find this ancient structure round the back of Santa Maria Maggiore.

It dates from the first half of the 11th century, with the first written mention in 1153.

I could find out very little more about the structure. although it is clearly possible to access the interior, the gate was locked when I visited. There's an archaeological drawing on the wall nearby, showing how the chapel fits into the existing and destroyed structures surrounding it.

The interior of the building follows the plan of a Greek cross and I believe there are 16th-century frescoes inside (it underwent restoration in the 1500s).

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  • Written Jun 14, 2011
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