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Santa Maria in Organo (Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta)

Piazzetta Santa Maria in Organo 1, 37129 Verona, Italy
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Ranked #13 of 100 Attractions in Verona
Type: Religious Sites
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Brisbane, Australia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
61 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This Church is a hidden gem from 6th century and rebuilt in the 1470's by Fra Giovanni of Verona. It is full of frescoes, the finest examples of marquetry in the choir room and once had the alter piece painted by Andrea Mantegna (now in Pinacoteca Brera, Milan). One of the favourite objects on display is, Christ arriving into Jerusalem... More

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Wicken, Ely, Cambridgeshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A wonderful little church, very simple, with a calmness and sanctity that is missing from some of the larger, more ornate churches.

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Cambridge,Inghilterra
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I would not wish to bore anyone by repeating at length my glowing review of this exceptional church , but subsequent reviews lead me to believe it might be helpful to point out three things; 1 The room at the back with the marquetry ( intarsia ) is the sagrestia , in English a vestry, where the choir and clergy... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This church is amazing in that it holds some incredible treasures that I think very few tourists get to see. It is relatively small compared to some of the Duomos around, but what it lacks in size it certainly makes up for in beauty. The rear left room (chapel ?) and behind the main altar, hold an large number of... More

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Kings Stanley, UK
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105 reviews 105 reviews
49 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Bags of history and atmosphere. Staff very helpful to allow you to get the most out of you visit. The lower church is a wonder. Fantastic art works.

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Just the most beautiful choir stalls in this church, reckoned to be the most impressive in northern Italy. The workmanship is astounding and they stand comparison with any, anywhere.

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singapore
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156 reviews 156 reviews
29 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

No admission charge in this mid sized medieval church often overlooked by visitors to Verona. Other than the usual altar pieces and frescoes, one should not forget to take a good look at the choir and sacristy. Unique decoration was inlaid wood masterpieces by Fra Giovanni. In a series of panels depicting life scenes from the Renaissance, the paintings were... More

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Cambridge,Inghilterra
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The above is a quotation of Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) whose judgement is reckoned to be pretty sound on these matters. I am not quite sure how Fra Giovanni da Verona (1457-1525) managed to accomplish such a wealth of such beauty but apparently he not only carried out the marquetry behind the altar and in the sagrestia but he also painted... More

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Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

My wife and I have passed by this church dozens of times and never bothered to enter. We decided to step in one afternoon and were taken aback by the amazing beauty within. The entry fee is only a couple of euros and worth every penny.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

OK. So we had some time before our plane back to England and were in filling time. The marketry is behind the alter. Find a helper and they will turn on the lights The guide book told of someone who had devoted all but 25 years of his life to this opus. The rabbit and the owl come out and... More

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