Santa Maria di Canepanova Church

Pavia, Italy

Santa Maria di Canepanova is a Renaissance style Roman Catholic church located in central Pavia, region of Lombardy, Italy. Although in the past the design was popularly attributed to Bramante, the church was designed by Giovanni Antonio Amadeo.

Church was built from 1500 to 1507 by Amadeo, who had previously built the tambour of the Milan Cathedral and had been invited by Cardinal Ascanio Sforza, brother of Duke Ludovico Sforza, to direct the construction works in the Pavia Cathedral.

For Santa Maria di Canepanova, Amadeo adopted the so-called ad quadratum style, influenced by his master Guiniforte Solari, and which had already been used in the Cappella Colleoni in Bergamo. The church is centrally planned and has a cubic form, over which rises an octagonal tambour with four small bell towers at the corners. The interior is decorated by Camillo Procaccini with works depicting the Women of the Bible.

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Founded: 1500-1507
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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joan gasull (21 days ago)
Espectacular però amb manca de manteniment exterior.
Sumone Bruno (2 months ago)
Beautiful church beautiful house of god when you enter you feel it alive and present
aquilina zecchini (4 months ago)
In the center of Pavia. To visit.
Luca Carcano Casali (5 months ago)
Marian Sanctuary in the center of Pavia. To visit. And if you were believers, this is one more reason to pay us a visit. Franciscan friars often have an extra gear.
Bianca Georgiana (20 months ago)
I was fascinated by the beauty of the place
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