Church of San Lorenzo

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The Church of San Lorenzo is located in Ghisalba, a small town in the Bergamo plain, 18km from Bergamo, situated along the banks of the Serio river.

The church is a small jewel that, in appearance, is very similar to the famous Pantheon in Rome.

It was designed by the architect Luigi Cagnola, the same who built the Arch of Peace in Milan. The building, of pure neoclassical style, was finished and inaugurated in 1834.

The present temple stands on the area once occupied by a church built towards the end of the 5th century, on the ruins of the pagan temple dedicated to Jupiter.

The entrance to the temple is preceded by a portico with 14 columns. Once through the large door, you find yourself in a very enchanting circular room with a beam of light in the centre of the church. The sun beams from the dome and plays with the light and shadows created by the glow of the 12 large windows.

The church of San Lorenzo is located in the historic centre of Ghisalba, a short distance from the Serio Park cycle path which, going up the river, reaches Seriate through cultivated fields and low vegetation.


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The Church of San Lorenzo is located in Ghisalba, a small town in the Bergamo plain, 18km from Bergamo, situated along the banks of the Serio river.

The church is a small jewel that, in appearance, is very similar to the famous Pantheon in Rome.

It was designed by the architect Luigi Cagnola, the same who built the Arch of Peace in Milan. The building, of pure neoclassical style, was finished and inaugurated in 1834.

The present temple stands on the area once occupied by a church built towards the end of the 5th century, on the ruins of the pagan temple dedicated to Jupiter.

The entrance to the temple is preceded by a portico with 14 columns. Once through the large door, you find yourself in a very enchanting circular room with a beam of light in the centre of the church. The sun beams from the dome and plays with the light and shadows created by the glow of the 12 large windows.

The church of San Lorenzo is located in the historic centre of Ghisalba, a short distance from the Serio Park cycle path which, going up the river, reaches Seriate through cultivated fields and low vegetation.