Benedictine Abbey in San Paolo d’Argon

Description

Entering the Abbey, you will encounter a delightful little Renaissance cloister, decorated in terracotta and with finely inlaid column capitals, most likely by Pietro Isabello, the greatest Bergamasco architect of the time. Certainly his, is the refectory of 1536, frescoed in 1624 by the Veronese Giovanni Battista Lorenzetti. The second cloister is much wider, with 32 columns arranged in a rectangular plan.

The Church is a wonderful example of seventeenth-century style, starting from the marble facade; crossing the threshold, the majestic nave awaits you with its six side chapels, many paintings by the most important artists of the period and inlaid marble altars.


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Entering the Abbey, you will encounter a delightful little Renaissance cloister, decorated in terracotta and with finely inlaid column capitals, most likely by Pietro Isabello, the greatest Bergamasco architect of the time. Certainly his, is the refectory of 1536, frescoed in 1624 by the Veronese Giovanni Battista Lorenzetti. The second cloister is much wider, with 32 columns arranged in a rectangular plan.

The Church is a wonderful example of seventeenth-century style, starting from the marble facade; crossing the threshold, the majestic nave awaits you with its six side chapels, many paintings by the most important artists of the period and inlaid marble altars.