The monastic complex of San Giovanni Evangelista is made up of a church, a monastery, and the historical San Giovanni ... More
Monastero e chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista
The monastic complex of San Giovanni Evangelista is made up of a church, a monastery, and the historical San Giovanni pharmacy. The origins date back to the 10th Century, although the façade is Baroque in style. The bell-tower on the right-hand side was added in 1613. The church, with classical heritage, has an original Romanesque layout -you can see the pillars covered in gray stone with sculpted capitals by Antonio da Parma. Another piece of great value is the Wooden Choir by M. Zucchi, the Gianfranco brothers, and Pasquale Testa (1556). The monastic library is full of 15th Century rooms decorated with frescoes. It contains around 20,000 books, including codices painted in miniature from the 15th and 16th Centuries.
Construction of this church started at the end of the 14th Century by the Dominican friars. It was completed at
the beginning of the 15th Century. The remains of 25 chief magistrates are buried here. The sepulchral monuments are ...
Although the Baptistery's precise origins remain unclear, its foundations are known to date back to Roman times. The central doors
are stunning works of art, depicting scenes from the Old and New Testament and they have been called The ...
Built in the 9th century, this church has a 16th century façade by Sansovino. On the portal there is the
portrait of Tommaso Rangone, a benefactor of the church and the first ordinary man to be portrayed in a ...