Castiglione Olona Travel Guide

  • Collegiata: Masolino's frescoes
    Collegiata: Masolino's frescoes
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  • St.Martin's chapel
    St.Martin's chapel
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  • The Baptistery
    The Baptistery
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    by Cristian_Uluru Updated Oct 5, 2007

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    The most beautiful room of the palace is the bedroom of the cardinal. The room is full of red frescoes showing a garden with fruit trees, child and flowers. In the middle of the room there is a bed of the 16th century.

    The study of the Cardinal is closed to the bedroom. Here you can see the big fresco called Hungarian landscape of Veszpreem from the name of the Hungarian place where the cardinal was tied up from 1410 as pontifical.
    The fresco is an unicum: the landscape is the real protagonist of the whole composition and, as you can see, don't appear characters with their histories of life like the tradiotion want.

    The Bedroom The Bedroom The Bedroom The Study: fresco of Veszpreem The Study
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    by Cristian_Uluru Updated Oct 3, 2007

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    Outside the Collegiata there is the wonderful baptistery. Here you can see the masterpiece of Masolino: the history of St.John The Baptist. The walls and the times of the Baptistery are completely decorated. The north walls are very damaged due the umidity, but the colours and the anatomy of the characters are very realistic if you think they were made in 13th century. Inside the baptistery you are bewildered in front of to such masterpiece.
    The Baptismal Source of the 14th century is worked by a Tuscan school.

    In this Travelogue and in this one you can see more photos of the masterpiece of Masolino.

    The Baptistery The Baptistery The Baptistery The Baptistery The Baptistery
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    by Cristian_Uluru Updated Oct 3, 2007

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    The interior of the Collegiata is fantastic. It has got three naves and the walls full of frescoes made in the 18th century. The most important and ancient part of the church is the apse. Here you can see wonderful frescos of Tuscan school: in the cap you can see the History of the Virgo made by Masolino; in the underlying part, frescos of Lorenzo di Pietro called Il Vecchietta and Paolo Schiavo
    Besides the apse there is a sarcophagus which contains the bare of the Cardinal Branda. In the right chapel there is a Crucifixion attributed to Neri di Bicci (1419-1491).

    In the Travelogue you can see more photos of the History of the Virgo.

    Collegiata: interior Collegiata: interior The Apse History of the Virgo by Masolino Sarcophagus of the Cardinal Branda
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