Cappella Colleoni - Bergamo, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 45° 42.206 E 009° 39.733
32T E 551550 N 5061310
Quick Description: The chapel was commissioned by the famous condottiero Bartolomeo Colleoni to house his tomb and that of his daughter, Medea.
Location: Lombardia, Italy
Date Posted: 7/2/2013 1:04:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMHEX7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tharandter
Views: 3

Long Description:
The chapel was designed by one of the most ingenious protagonists of Renaissance architecture in Lombardy, Giovanni Antonio Amadeo, and it was built between 1472 and 1476.

The Colleoni Chapel (as the mausoleum is called today) is a real gem which, although erected in rather a cramped location, delights and charms with its refined interplay of polychrome marble and façade decorations. With references to his life and personal features, the visitor is invited to discover the glory of Bartolomeo Colleoni. The interior is dominated by an equestrian statue of the condottiere atop two sarcophagi, one above the other. Bartolomeo Colleoni holds a baton of command, the original of which lies alongside his body in the tomb. The magnificence of Amadeo’s sculptures and the frescoes by Giovan Battista Tiepolo should not distract attention from the very beautiful tomb of his daughter Medea, on the left wall, who accompanies her celebrated father in his eternal sleep.
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Hours of Operation:
Tues-Sun 9am-12:30 pm 2-6 pm


Admission Prices:
Free


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Up to 1 hour

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

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