Mozart a Verona. (part 2)

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Ed ecco alcune immagini della chiesa di San Tomaso Cantuariense,  situata in pieno centro a Verona,  dove ha avuto luogo il concerto di cui ho parlato nel post precedente.  Ne potete apprezzare la facciata,  sebbene incompiuta;  la chiesa fu iniziata nel 1200 circa e dedicata a Saint Thomas Becket,  arcivescovo di Canterbury,  (protagonista del famoso dramma “Assassinio nella Cattedrale” di T. S. Eliot), condannato a morte dal re Enrico VIII.

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Gli interni della chiesa sono stati rimaneggiati più volte.  Oggi vi troviamo una navata unica con pavimento policromo e soffitto a capriate lignee;  le cappelle laterali e gli altari sono per lo più di gusto rinascimentale,  neoclassico e tardo barocco.  I dipinti e le pale d’altare sono di scuola veronese.

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Nella bella chiesa di San Tomaso è sepolto il grande architetto veronese Michele Sammicheli.

Qui sotto:  il soffitto decorato con l’ariosa struttura a capriate.

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Mozart in Verona.  (part 2).  

Today I’ll share with you a few images of the beautiful church where the concert mentioned in my previous post was held. 

The church bears the name of San Tomaso Cantuariense and is located in Verona city centre.  We have evidence of its existence since the 13th century;  it is dedicated to Saint Thomas Becket,  archbishop of Canterbury sentenced to death by king Henry VIII of England,  whose life is narrated by T. S. Eliot in his drama:  “Murder in the Cathedral”.

The church façade,  in my above shots,  has remained unended;  the interiors have been refurbished a few times:  nowadays we can appreciate its one-nave structure with polychrome floor and wooden ceiling.  The side chapels,  altars and shrines are mostly built in renaissance,  neoclassical and baroque style.  All paintings and altarpieces come from the local Painting School. 

In my final shots you can see the burial place of famous Mannerist-style architect Michele Sammicheli in one side chapel of the church and the decorated wooden vaults of the ceiling.

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Linked to:  Jaipur Gardens.  Skywatch Friday.  All Seasons.


24 thoughts on “Mozart a Verona. (part 2)

  1. Hello,
    It is a beautiful church both inside and outside. Lovely details on the ceiling and the paintings are beautiful..
    Take care, have a happy weekend!

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  2. molto bella questa Chiesa, guarda caso oggi anch’io nel mio blog ho fatto vedere una chiesa, abbiamo avuto le stesse idee contemporaneamente 🙂
    Un caro abbraccio, buon wek end…🙂

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  3. The first thing that I noticed about the church. While the front is the Gothic style, the roof looks “cut off” even though I like the wooden ceiling inside.Love the corners they created with the pillars surrounding the paintings. Thank you for showing All Seasons this beautiful church – a pleasure for the eye:)
    Have a great week, Jesh

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