Santa Maria Annunziata Church

Salò, Italy

The construction of the Chiesa di Santa Maria Annunziata (dedicated to the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary) was begun in 1453 by the architect Filippo delle Vacche of Caravaggio. It is built in the Late Gothic style to replace the previous edifice that stood at the site. Its façade remains unfinished.

The church preserves within it paintings by Romanino, Moretto da Brescia, Zenone Veronese and Paolo Veneziano. There is a grand polyptych of gilded wood dating from 1510. There are frescoes executed by Antonio Vassilacchi dating from 1602.

The main entrance into the church is through the great portal executed between 1506 and 1508 by Gasparo Cairano and Antonio Mangiacavalli, who were among the chief exponents of Renaissance sculpture in Brescia.

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Founded: 1453
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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RW UK (10 months ago)
Nice
Cristina mereacre (2 years ago)
Impresioned, so exaited
Yossi Ben-Shoshan (2 years ago)
Ancient cathedral with beautiful artwork, well worth the visit
Nicolas Elsen (4 years ago)
Beautiful church. Impressing religious art.
Matteo Stefani (5 years ago)
Santa Maria Annunziata is a very nice place. It is not as impressive or astonishing as other popular monuments around sicily however it definitely worth to get in and give a look around while passing by. And in general is the precious and artistic context which makes this place so incredible.
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