San Michele al Pozzo Bianco

Bergamo, Italy

San Michele al Pozzo Bianco is a church in the upper town of Bergamo, on a small piazza of the same name, near Porta Sant’Agostino. The church is now in a corner next to the frescoed house of the vicar, entered by a large rounded arch.

Founded in the 8th century, it was rebuilt many times over the centuries. The present facade is from the early 20th century. Much of the interior was rebuilt in the 15th century, and covered with frescoes in a style influenced by Byzantine iconography.

The chapel to the left, completed later, has a series of frescoed panels Scenes from the Life of The Virgin Mary (1525), masterworks by Lorenzo Lotto. The central chapel and the one on the right is frescoed (1577) by Giovan Battista Guarinoni d'Averara. The latter chapel has a canvas Madonna and child with Saints Peter and Paul by Giovanni Paolo Lolmo.

On the right wall, there is a Madonna of the Rosary and Saints by Enea Salmeggia and in the counterfacade, two frescoes by Antonio Cifrondi depicting Christ and the adulterous woman and the Last Supper. The crypt has 13th-century frescoes, and one of a Enthroned Madonna and Saints, attributed to Antonio Boselli.

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Founded: 8th century AD
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Rafa G. (5 years ago)
Nice church with amazing frescoes, away from touristic buzz.
Abbie Emily Hope Pepperrell (5 years ago)
Impressive structute!
way fairer (5 years ago)
I love it. Once you are in you are able to feel you displaced into an ancient atmosphere, maybe even more because of the very few people visiting it. I think this is for the authentic connoisseur desiring to switch a moment in life and quench his thirst at masters of painting school, in a very few words: I love beyond the limit, really, not only frescoes but the volumes of the building itself. Building's underground is also accessible, don't miss it.
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