Chiesa di San Bernardino, Caravaggio

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  • The monastery and the annexed church dedicated to San Bernardino da Siena, were built in the second half of 1400 to the devotion of the saint that had become popular with the local population. The saint in fact had lived in Treviglio and had long preached there. After the official consecration in 1489, the monastery was inhabited by the Friars Minor observant, until 1810, when their order was suppressed in 1810. The property of the complex underwent various transfers to become a farmhouse. In the years 1970 the complex was acquired by the municipality of Caravaggio. Recently, restoration work has been undertaken, not yet completely completed, to bring to light the various works contained, especially in the church building. The complex contains the large cloister with porticoes on both sides, perpendicular to the church building. Now these buildings are dedicated to municipal services, especially a library for children and teenagers, as well as a library and reading room for adults, right in the Camerons above the long colonnade, where once were the cells of the friars. The interior of the church is divided into two parts divided by a partition. In the part of the presbytery, reserved one flies to the clergy, one finds the altar inserted in the apse, on whose wall and vault one sees the frescoes of the brothers Galliari, painters of the second half of 1700. In the front of the partition, reserved for the faithful, you can enjoy the magnificent view of the huge fresco, occupying the entire wall, depicting the Passion of Jesus Christ and his martyrdom on the cross. This fresco was painted in 1531 by Fermo Stella, a Caravaggino painter. We made the visit to the complex during the two days of the FAI of 23 and 24 March 2019, accompanied by the explanations of volunteers, students of high schools of the place belonging to the FAI group of the lower Bergamasca.
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  • Seen only externally. Typical charm of the cloisters; i'll go back x visit the interior
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