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Colleoni Chapel (Cappella Colleoni)

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Address: Near Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo, Italy
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9:00 am - 12:30 pm
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Do not ignore this small chapel

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2014
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Bloomington, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It's literally next to the cathedral and basilica, so you may as well check it out. The final resting place of a rich and powerful man, it's fittingly extravagant, but otherwise not that interesting.

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Runcorn, Cheshire, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is the extravagant resting place of Bartolomeo Colleoni, a mercenary from Bergamo who lived at the time when the city was under Venetian control. The entrance is to the right of the main entrance of Santa Maria Maggiore. The gates outside are a feature in itelf - If you look closlely there are certain bits that are shinier than... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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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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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