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Basilica di Sant'Andrea, Mantova: 7 reviews and 14 photos
Leon Battista Alberti died in 1472 and problems set in immediately, first regarding the foundations, then in relation to the restraints set by the neighboring buildings and finally lack of money.
The superintendent of works became Luca Fancelli who transformated the original nucleus, of which the bell tower erected in 1413 is still standing. Later on, at the end of the 16th century, Antonio Maria Viani added the crypt but the whole building was finally finished in 1782 by the architect Filippo Juvarra.
The three hundred years that lapsed between the original design and the final realization, make it impossible to know what Alberti's original model looked like.
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