Tempietto di Santa Croce

Bergamo, Italy

The Tempietto di Santa Croce is a small octagonal Romanesque chapel found in the upper city of Bergamo, near the Santa Maria Maggiore. The original building was constructed in the first half of the 11th century, though first documentation of the structure dates to 1133.



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Founded: 11th century
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Marina Bianca (7 months ago)
From the first half of the 11th century with decorations inside from 1360 commissioned by Bishop Lanfranco de Saliverti and from the 17th century: in the lantern: Sant'Ambrogio, Sant'Agostino, San Gerolamo, and Gregorio Magno, frescoes by Giovan Battista Guarinoni d' Averara (second half of the 16th century) with episodes taken from the Golden Legend by Jacopo da Voragine. Difficult to visit because it is only open on special occasions. But if it's open don't miss it.
Giovanni Perla (8 months ago)
Historical things always deserve 5 stars. This in particular is the oldest place in Bergamo so it is worth a walk.
Leonardo Porrini 84 (10 months ago)
Small cult building, very impressive. Today is the festival of lights, very nice. The times and occasions in which it is open are very limited
Roberto Bruno (15 months ago)
Neglected. It is in fact a Romanesque style chapel which dates back to the 9th century and after various modifications it was partially submerged by fill materials which were removed only in the last period on the occasion of works on the Bishop's Palace, these materials prevented the view of the lower part which was part of a connection with the network of city fountains.
Antonino Speciale (2 years ago)
Small Romanesque-style temple dating back to the 11th century located next to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore Small but of a certain artistic charm. Simply wonderful. I visited it on the occasion of an art exhibition for Sant'Alessandro, it should be open more often.
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