Church of Saints Bartolomeo and Stefano

Church of Saints Bartolomeo and Stefano

Description

At the end of the eastern end of the Sentierone promenade, you can see the Church of Saints Bartolomeo and Stefano, built for the Dominican Religious Order in the first half of XVII Century, following the plan of the architect Antonio Maria Caneva.

Dominican order was not the first one to live in these places: in fact, the site used to belong to the community of the Order of the Humiliati. Formerly the complex used to consist of a church and some farmhouses.

If you observe the church from the outside you can notice the different construction periods: the façade, imitating a baroque style, was rebuilt in 897, the portico on the left was renovated in 1942, while the side overlooking via Tasso was made during the XIX Century.

The church features one aisle with five chapels on each side. The choir is decorated with beautiful XVI Century inlays, while behind the main altar you can admire the renowned Martinengo Altarpiece by Lorenzo Lotto, dating back to 1516.


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At the end of the eastern end of the Sentierone promenade, you can see the Church of Saints Bartolomeo and Stefano, built for the Dominican Religious Order in the first half of XVII Century, following the plan of the architect Antonio Maria Caneva.

Dominican order was not the first one to live in these places: in fact, the site used to belong to the community of the Order of the Humiliati. Formerly the complex used to consist of a church and some farmhouses.

If you observe the church from the outside you can notice the different construction periods: the façade, imitating a baroque style, was rebuilt in 897, the portico on the left was renovated in 1942, while the side overlooking via Tasso was made during the XIX Century.

The church features one aisle with five chapels on each side. The choir is decorated with beautiful XVI Century inlays, while behind the main altar you can admire the renowned Martinengo Altarpiece by Lorenzo Lotto, dating back to 1516.


Accessibility

Getting there

60 metres away (Largo Belotti carpark): two reserved parking spaces.

260 metres away: bus stops line C and other lines (via Petrarca); step height 16cm; bus equipped with manual platform.

footpath from carpark and bus stops: flat, pavement with adequate width and paving; road crossings equipped with ramps and traffic lights.

Entering

Secondary entrance accessible from the north cloister, reachable by a 3m long steel ramp, 10-12% slope and a further short ramp in front of the door.

Visiting

Level and accessible internal space; presbytery where the inlaid choir is located and the Pala del Lotto preceded by 3 steps.

Works of art visible from afar, possibility of switching on lights for the Pala del Lotto.

There are no measures for the visually impaired.

Using the bathroom

There are no bathrooms.

Synthetic evaluation

O: accessible with a companion 

/: accessible with a companion

 

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