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Cappella Colleoni

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Address: Near Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo, Italy
Phone Number: +39-035-21-00-61
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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Had guts to build his own Chappel

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank GhassanBarghout
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1 Thank zimof1
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank JuliaH662014
Drogheda, Ireland
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Eilodots
Wuppertal, Germany
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412 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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west yorkshire
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

This is the mausoleum of one of Italy's most successful mercenary commanders (conditorri) latterly employed and paid handsomely by the Venetian Republic. A good part of his booty seems to have gone into the creation of this Renaissance gem, built next to the Basilica. Perhaps a little over the top for some, but in a small space it has top... More 

1 Thank Stuart53
Klaipeda, Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Beautiful as a old time masterpiece building, make sure to have a camera:)it makes you feel like you living ages here and typical Italian feeling...

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

This fascinating chapel stands out as one of the more idiosyncratic buildings you can run into. A true testament in marble to the power of the condottieres of the period.

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