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Colleoni Chapel (Cappella Colleoni)

Near Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 77 Attractions in Bergamo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I am not a fan of Baroque but this family chapel has to be seen to be believed, As a precursor to visiting the Duomo is it worth visiting but don't try and get in during the lunch period.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Nothing special compare the the neighbour next door. So you can give it a miss. However the take few minutes to admire the entrance which is the best part of the Chapel

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This Chapel is stunningly beautiful. It is heartbreaking that they do not allow pictures of the inside (and the lady selling trinkets makes sure of that.) If you take 10-15 minutes to appreciate the detail and the work that it took to construct this small chapel you will share my deep appreciation of Cappella Colleoni.Notice the green men looking down... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

And quite uninteresting interior. But it should definitely be on your Bergamo itenerary. Architectural treasure from 15h century built in marble (I suppose) and sticked to the basilica. Nice rose window over the entrance but I must say the whole facade is beautiful. Advisable to read a bit about Bartolomeo Colleoni, a famous condottiero who was buried there. There's a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Superb Venetian influenced art and tapestries - make sure you go inside! Free entrance to an ornate, gilt lined, lovely little find for unintentional tourists like we were

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

To quote a historicist: "Colleoni himself erected a monument which transcends his personality in an ideal sphere". A Christian mausoleum inspired by paganism.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Built to house the tomb of Bartolomeo Colleoni, a Soldier of Fortun who became Captain General of the Armies of the Republic of Venice. In the early 16th Century he was the most powerful man in Europe. He stopped the war between Venice and the Grand Duchy of Milan. Famlihs the see ware between the 2 countries faught on Lake... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is a room next to the Basilica where a famous nobleman and commander in chief of Venice decided to be buried. He seized and destroyed part of the sacristy of the church in order to make room for him and his daughter's burial site. No photography allowed inside.

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Ithaca, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

.. the ornamentation on Cappella Colleoni is so busy that it detracts from other architectural attractions in Piazza Vecchia and Piazza Duomo. Take it in slowly and visit the other structures too. The interior of this chapel is worth the visit too -- the tapestries and artwork are noteworthy.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

There's not much to see it has to be said. Maybe I've seen too many renaissance rulers parked on a fine horse to be impressed. It's worth popping in since there's plenty to see in the area.

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