Found project: Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli


    Project : Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli

    Language variant : Saint Mary of the Angels

    Architect : Alessi, Galeazzo & Vignola, Giacomo Barozzi da

    Completion: 1667

    Locality : Assisi

    Country : Italy

    Building style : Manierism

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    Description :

    In the 13th century a Gothic church already existed on the same spot where Santa Maria degli Angeli now stands. Gradually, the gothic church turned too small for the growing amount of pilgrims, so the building of a new church was started in 1569. The new church looks however more like a memorial to Counter Reformation than to Francis of Assisi himself. An earthquake did destroy parts of the church in 1832 but the rebuilding of the church is made on the basis of the old one, apart from some minor changes. When Goethe left his chariot here on his way to see the church of Santa Maria della Minerva, he didn’t have anything to say and he didn’t pay any attention to this particular church.

    Goetz, Walter: Assisi, Verlag von E. A. Seeman, Leipzig 1909, pp. 157–158.

    Goethe – Italian matka päiväkirjoineen, Kustannusosakeyhtiö Taide, 1992, p. 134.

    Ed. and transl. Katriina Puputti


    Built on a grandiose scale, the Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli is the seventh largest Christian church. Its magnificence may be at odds with the simplicity preached by St Francis himself but the flocks of pilgrims coming to visit the primitive Porziuncola chapel and the Cappella del Transito called for a building that was able to accomodate the faithful.

    http://www.assisionline.com/assisi__161.html (July 13, 2011).

    Ed. Arto Kuorikoski



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