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Tempio di Santa Corona, Vicenza: 6 reviews and 21 photos

  Tempio di Santa Corona
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  • Tempio di Santa Corona - Vicenza
      Tempio di Santa Corona
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  • - Vicenza
  • - Vicenza
  • - Vicenza
  • - Vicenza

The Temple of Santa Corona is one of the most beautiful town's churches, which also holds a great number of works of art.
The church was begun in 1261, and was to have held the relics of Santa Spina, given to Bishop Bartolomeo da Breganze by King Louis IX of France. The facade, although restored, reserves its original appearance. The brickwork, doorway and side windows were all modified between 1872 and 1874.
The interior of the church has also undergone changes and extensions. The walls, originally frescoed were whitewashed during the Plague of 1630. The chapels were mainly built by local nobolity, and the most ornate contains the Baptism of Jesus by Giovanni Bellini, and is one of his best works. In the fourth chapel on the right there is the "Adorazione dei Magi" by Paolo Veronese.
The altar, by Antonio Corbelli and his son Domenico is richly inlaid with mother of pearl, coral, lapislazuli and jasper, in black stone.
The old convent, located on the left of the church, was destroyed during the WW II and its essential parts have been built as part of extensive restoration project. Nowadays it was converted into a museum of archeology and nature.

Address: Contra Santa Corona

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  • Updated Oct 17, 2004
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