SAN MARTINO BASILICA – ALZANO LOMBARDO

SAN MARTINO BASILICA – ALZANO LOMBARDO

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Located in the historic centre of Alzano Lombardo, just outside Bergamo towards the Serina Valley, the San Martino Basilica was awarded the title of Minor Basilica in 1922 by Pope Pius XI.

The first news concerning the basilica dates back to 1023, when the church was very small and the current structure dates back to the seventeenth century.

A three-nave building with five bays each and the central nave is the highest and widest.

There are eight chapels, each one dedicated to a saint or a sacrament. In each chapel there are sculptures, inlays and paintings.

Important pictorial cycles can be admired, including Agar by Giovanni Carnovali.

In addition to the San Martino Basilica, you can visit San Martino’s Museum of Sacred Art, located in the structure called Il Palazzo. The museum has 14 rooms that retrace the Basilica’s historical periods of its birth and development.

 


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Located in the historic centre of Alzano Lombardo, just outside Bergamo towards the Serina Valley, the San Martino Basilica was awarded the title of Minor Basilica in 1922 by Pope Pius XI.

The first news concerning the basilica dates back to 1023, when the church was very small and the current structure dates back to the seventeenth century.

A three-nave building with five bays each and the central nave is the highest and widest.

There are eight chapels, each one dedicated to a saint or a sacrament. In each chapel there are sculptures, inlays and paintings.

Important pictorial cycles can be admired, including Agar by Giovanni Carnovali.

In addition to the San Martino Basilica, you can visit San Martino’s Museum of Sacred Art, located in the structure called Il Palazzo. The museum has 14 rooms that retrace the Basilica’s historical periods of its birth and development.

 


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