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Cappella Colleoni

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Address: Near Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo, Italy
Phone Number: +39-035-21-00-61
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Small, but beautiful

A beautiful chapel located beside the Basilica, but no pictures allowed. The ornate interior is worth the short amount of time needed to see it.l

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Statesville, North Carolina
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Statesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful chapel located beside the Basilica, but no pictures allowed. The ornate interior is worth the short amount of time needed to see it.l

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Definitely make a stop here when in Bergamo, and learn the history of the Colleoni family and this beautiful chapel with tombs of the family.

Thank SuzyQu15
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

This is tacked on to the side of the church and is an interesting little jewel. Well worth looking at but not in the same league as the neighbouring churches

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Colleoni has built this chappel to remain immortal.. it is said that he had huge Ego that his code of arms had three testicles.. you can see them at wall and on the fence.. the legend says you have to touch them for Good Luck!! As you enter the chappel, you are amazed by the artwork, carpet, wood carving, marble,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

This church is truly astonishing. You can spend hours here just looking at all the artwork and decorations. Just sit down and take a lot of pictures, because this a light curch it's perfect for photograhy

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

Located in the Piazza Vecchio. The inside of the chapel is typically ornate, painted and gilded. Luckily I missed the tourist office recommendation of finding the Commanders coat of arms on the gate and touch the lucky testicles! Tip - avoid visiting on a Monday if you are keen to get into the Museums as quite a few places are... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

We went here on our first day as it was raining heavily. We didn't regret going in. Such a beautiful church. From outside it looks ordinary but once you step inside it's beautiful.

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Wuppertal, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

… Cappella Colleoni is a landmark fo Lombardy and located in the centre of Citta Alta, right at the side of Santa Maria Maggiore. From the outside, it is characterized by its fantastic highly detailed multi colored marble decor. In the inside, for me the frescos on the ceiling were most impressive and beautiful. But see yourself, the chapel is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

I have now visited the Colleoni Chapel on 3 separate occasions and notice something different each time. It was built between 1473 and 1476 by the sculptor, Giovanni Antonio Amadeo. The great condottiere Bartolomeo Colleoni had the chapel built as his own mausoleum . He died in 1475, aged 80, a year before his Chapel was built. The condottiere's sarcophagus,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

It is just to the right of the of the basilica doors and is entered through a very elaborate pink and white marble façade. Bartolomeo was a war lord or mercenary who fought for the Venetians and as a reward for his loyalty he was given Bergamo as his own private fiefdom in 1455. This place was his elaborate funeral... More 

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