Sant'Antonio Abate

Breno, Italy

Church of Saint Anthony Abbot (Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate) contains fragments of Frescos on three walls around the chancel by Girolamo Romani in collaboration with Daniele Mori, who also worked with him in Pisogne and Bienno. These frescos of scenes from the 'Book of Daniel' are inspired by the grotesque and anti-classical artististic expression that pervades strongly in Valcamonica.



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Founded: 1334
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Claudine Cozzoli (8 months ago)
Walking in the medieval village in the square of Sant'Antonio we discover the small church dedicated to Sant'Antonio Abate. This building dates back to the mid-1300s. Much later in the 16th century it was deconsecrated for various reasons. The medieval tower is very beautiful. It is one of the many famous churches in the Camonica Valley known for the frescoes by Romanino and Giovan Pietro da Cemmo. Currently it hosts the exhibition (African Art) of the Mozambican artist Ricardo Del Barba: oil on canvas of large dimensions, monochromo. Mandatory STAGE.
Angelo Bertocchi (2 years ago)
In the center of Breno and overlooking the homonymous square stands the church. The building with a single hall dates back to the 15th century and the interior is dominated by the powerful presbytery cycle by Girolamo Romanino. The fresco of Balthasar's beheading is particularly fascinating. Furthermore you can admire the decorations on the sails of the presbytery vault attributed to Pietro da Cemmo. The altarpiece by the Lodi painter Callisto Piazza is valuable.
martino carrera (3 years ago)
Deconsecrated church but absolutely to visit ... remarkable frescoes in the center of Breno !!!! Very special you can breathe the medieval history!
Enzo Ornaghi (3 years ago)
Beautiful and historic church
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