Church of S. Spirito

Church of S. Spirito

Description

Walking along via Tasso, in the centre of Lower Bergamo, you will surely notice the rough façade of this church, overtopped by the imposing bronze statue of the Holy Ghost descending to the churchyard.

The previous building belonged to a XIV Century monastery. A group of rich merchants in the XVI Century decided to radically transform it in order to establish its social status by means of a church, besides the numerous palaces.

The church renovation took a long time. Over different periods, the two major architects from Bergamo worked on it: Pietro Isabello in the XVI Century and Gian Battista Caniana in the XVIII Century.

Five chapels per side flank the central nave. The fourth one on the right hosts the wonderful Altarpiece (oil on table) by the Italian Renaissance master Lorenzo Lotto, "Madonna and Child with Saint Catherine of Alexandria, St. Augustine, St. Sebastian and St. Anthony Abbot", 1521.


Lotto’s altarpiece is surely the most outstanding piece of the church: a clear blue sky filled with clouds and angels framing the Holy Ghost Dove. The majestic and imposing layout of the painting’s figures reminds of Raphael’s style, the great Renaissance master who also frescoed the Vatican Rooms.

You could arrange a sort of “eras hunt” by observing the composite and unfinished façade: the stone base, the small central rose window and the walled-in window on the right rate back to the XIV Century; on the left side, the stone connection was built in the XVI Century, while the two recesses and the gate were made around the year 1700.

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Walking along via Tasso, in the centre of Lower Bergamo, you will surely notice the rough façade of this church, overtopped by the imposing bronze statue of the Holy Ghost descending to the churchyard.

The previous building belonged to a XIV Century monastery. A group of rich merchants in the XVI Century decided to radically transform it in order to establish its social status by means of a church, besides the numerous palaces.

The church renovation took a long time. Over different periods, the two major architects from Bergamo worked on it: Pietro Isabello in the XVI Century and Gian Battista Caniana in the XVIII Century.

Five chapels per side flank the central nave. The fourth one on the right hosts the wonderful Altarpiece (oil on table) by the Italian Renaissance master Lorenzo Lotto, "Madonna and Child with Saint Catherine of Alexandria, St. Augustine, St. Sebastian and St. Anthony Abbot", 1521.


Lotto’s altarpiece is surely the most outstanding piece of the church: a clear blue sky filled with clouds and angels framing the Holy Ghost Dove. The majestic and imposing layout of the painting’s figures reminds of Raphael’s style, the great Renaissance master who also frescoed the Vatican Rooms.

You could arrange a sort of “eras hunt” by observing the composite and unfinished façade: the stone base, the small central rose window and the walled-in window on the right rate back to the XIV Century; on the left side, the stone connection was built in the XVI Century, while the two recesses and the gate were made around the year 1700.

Accessibility

RAGGIUNGERE:

Parcheggio a 270 metri (via Camozzi) Parcheggio in struttura via Camozzi, con presenza posti auto riservati.
Mezzi di trasporto: a 200 metri (via Camozzi) si trovano fermate autobus linea C e altre; altezza gradino 15 cm; bus attrezzati con pedana manuale.
Percorso pedonale di avvicinamento da parcheggi e fermata bus: in piano e adeguato per larghezza; pavimentazioni in lastre di pietra a spacco; privo di segnalazioni tattilo-plantari.
Attraversamento stradale semaforizzato con scivoli di raccordo e guide tattilo-plantari.

ENTRARE:

Ingresso preceduto da gradino di 12-15 cm; porta adeguata per larghezza e manovrabilità

VISITARE:

Spazio interno ad unica navata in piano e percorribile; presbiterio preceduto da 4 gradini
Opere d'arte visibili, ma prive di cartellini e/o pannelli esplicativi; Pala d'altare del Lotto con illuminazione a pagamento
Non sono presenti accorgimenti per non vedenti.


USARE IL BAGNO:

Non ci sono servizi igienici.

VALUTAZIONE SINTETICA:

Persone con disabilità motoria: accessibile con accompagnatore. 
Persone con disabilità visiva: poco fruibile.

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LA PIAZZETTA

  • 035-741830
  • Cazzano Sant'Andrea
    Via Don Santo Rota, 11