The San Bernardino Church in Verona was built in the mid-15th century. The main attraction of this church is the Pellegrini Chapel designed by Sanmicheli. In addition to this, there are a number of chapels filled with fine works of art commissioned by noble families.
San Bernardino Church Verona
Address, opening hours and entrance fee
Address: Stradone Antonio Provolo, 28, 37123 Verona. Telephone: +39 045596497. Opening Hours: Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.. Admission: Free of charge.
The San Bernardino Church was built between 1451 and 1466. The complex consisted of a number of spaces around two courtyards. The church was severely damaged during the Second World War.
The Gothic façade is preceded by a large cloister. The portal dates from the Renaissance and is decorated with statues and reliefs depicting saints.
The church has a striking interior. The central nave is flanked by a smaller one. It is in this second nave that the chapels of the various noble families can be found. The first of these chapels were built in the 15th century. The multiple art treasures that were placed in it make the San Bernardino Church into one of the most beautiful churches of the city.
One highlight is the Pellegrini Chapel, built in the mid-16th century. Michele Sanmicheli designed a round chapel, with two levels. The altarpiece was made by Bernardino India (1528-1590), a local painter mostly known for his frescoes in private palaces.
The main attraction of the adjoining monastery is the Sala Morone. This library, built between 1494 and 1503, is decorated with frescoes painted by the brothers Domenico and Francesco Morone.