Compagnia della Morte Church Perugia

The Chiesa della Compagnia della Morte (literally translated, “Church of the Company of Death”) is a church in Perugia. The church was founded in the 16th century to give poor people a dignified burial. It was constructed in the 16th century.

Compagnia della Morte Church Perugia

Useful information

Compagnia della Morte Church Perugia
Compagnia della Buona Morte Church

Address: Piazza Piccinino, 3 – Perugia. Phone: +39 075 5720631. Opening times: N/A. Ticket price: Free.

History and description

Construction

The Compagnia della Morte was founded in 1570 with the aim of being able to provide a dignified burial for the poor. The construction of the church itself started in 1575, but lasted well into the 17th century. The church was designed by Vincenzo Danti, but the actual work was done by Bino Sozi.

The mannerist portal dates from 1606.

Restorations

The interior is characterized by a vault in the shape of a Greek cross, which was restored in the 18th century. The last restoration took place in 2005.

What to see

Artists whose works can be seen in the church include the painters Francesco Busti and Cristoforo Gasperi. Anton Maria Garbi was responsible for the 18th century stucco ornaments.

The altar piece “All Saints” was painted by Vincenzo Pellegrini, in 1612.

Compagnia della Morte Church Perugia


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