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“Choir stalls”

The Church of Sant'Eufemia
Letchworth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Choir stalls”
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.

Visited September 2013
Thank Andrew N
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“Santa Maria In Organo: Drop by if you go to Giadino di Giusti”
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 done to give a sensation of 3 D starting with their gilded frame. Don't miss them!

Visited August 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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“L'intarsio piu' bello nel mondo”
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 frescoes and was the architect for the campanile. Apparently his artistic talents were so great and well appreciated that he knew most of the leading artists of the day, Michelangelo and Pinturicchio among others, and he was able to persuade Mantegna to paint an altarpiece- since sold and resident in Milano, much to the disgust of the sacristan who referred to it as "Our Altarpiece"- and to draw the designs for the five central marquetry pieces behind the altar.Fra Giovanni was the achitect of the sagrestia and the creator of the inlays of the wardrobes but his masterpiece is probably the complex of 41 stalls and a lectern some of which are the finest examples of perspective of the time.
If this does not whet your appetite, I could mention some frescoes by Domenico Morone and his son, and other artists including the Brusasorci but do not waste time reading my review; go and see one of the oldest and most attractive churches in Verona for yourself and feast your eyes on this little jewel.

Visited June 2013
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Great Falls, Montana
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful Church”
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.

Visited October 2012
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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“I am not into marquetry.”
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 great you. The rest of the church is amazing and as fresh as when it was first conceived.

Visited January 2013
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