Santa Maria Assunta Basilica

Description

In the heart of Gandino’s historic centre, in Via Emancipazione, the Santa Maria Assunta Basilica is one of the most important architectural monuments in Bergamo.

Built in the fifteenth century to meet the needs of the constantly growing population, it was renovated in the early seventeenth century. The basilica was consecrated in 1654 and named after Santa Maria Assunta.

The exterior is a game of volumes using local tree stumps, highlighted in their geometric shape by pilasters and stone edges. There is a majestic Lombard lantern tower and a tall hexagonal bell tower with an onion dome.

The interior contains elements from the Venetian area, from the Central European area (one example is the bell tower’s onion dome) and of the Lombard area. There are numerous works of art preserved in the Basilica, for example the most important pictorial cycle of religious characters by Giacomo Ceruti, consisting of 40 paintings and frescoes.

Adjacent to the Basilica is the museum that collects numerous artworks and sacred objects, linked to the history of the building.

 


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In the heart of Gandino’s historic centre, in Via Emancipazione, the Santa Maria Assunta Basilica is one of the most important architectural monuments in Bergamo.

Built in the fifteenth century to meet the needs of the constantly growing population, it was renovated in the early seventeenth century. The basilica was consecrated in 1654 and named after Santa Maria Assunta.

The exterior is a game of volumes using local tree stumps, highlighted in their geometric shape by pilasters and stone edges. There is a majestic Lombard lantern tower and a tall hexagonal bell tower with an onion dome.

The interior contains elements from the Venetian area, from the Central European area (one example is the bell tower’s onion dome) and of the Lombard area. There are numerous works of art preserved in the Basilica, for example the most important pictorial cycle of religious characters by Giacomo Ceruti, consisting of 40 paintings and frescoes.

Adjacent to the Basilica is the museum that collects numerous artworks and sacred objects, linked to the history of the building.