Caravaggio, Lombardy

Caravaggio, Lombardy

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Caravaggio, Lombardy

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thumb|250px|Church of San Fermo e Rustico.Caravaggio (also known locally as Careàs) is a town and comune in the province of Bergamo, in Lombardy, Italy, 40 kilometres east of Milan.

Caravaggio received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on December 22, 1954.

Main sights

The city is best known for the Sanctuary (15th century).

Other sights include:
  • The Gallavresi Palace (or the Marchioness Palace), now the Town Hall. It dates to the second half of the 13th century.
  • Church of San Fermo e Rustico, in Lombard-Gothic style, built in the 13th century over a pre-exsting holy edifice. The two aisles were added in 1429. It has a façade in brickwork with a marble central portal, surmounted by a large rose window. It is flanked by a 76 m-high bell tower, built in 1500 by governor Giovanni Dandolo. The interior houses the Holy Sacrament Chapel (late 15th-early 16th century), in Bramantesque style, variously attributed to Giovanni Battagio; also present are works by Bernardino Campi, Giovanni Moriggia, Giulio Cesare Procaccini and Nicola Moietta.
  • Church of Santa Liberata (16th century), with frescoes.
  • Porta Nuova arch (18th century)

Notable people

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