Ghigo Roli photographer


Piedmont

The Ricetto in Candelo, a fortified village a few kilometers from Biella, was built between the 13th and 14th centuries. It was the safe of the community which protected the most precious things there. The Borromean Islands on Lake Maggiore include Isola Madre and its English botanical park; Isola Bella and its palace with halls, caves, garden; Isola Pescatori and the characteristic village. In Bosco Marengo, there is the monumental Complex of Saint Crossand All the Saints which was founded by St. Pius V. His cenotaph is characterised by statues made by G.A. Buzzi in 1571. The frescoes in the Church of Mondovì were painted by A. Pozzo in the second half of the XVII century; the XVIII ones of the Vicoforte sanctuary were realised by M. Bortoloni, F. Biella and G. Galli Bibiena.

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Massimo D'Azeglio: "The death of Leonidas (Thermopylae Pass)", oil painting on canvas, 1823.

Massimo D'Azeglio: "The death of Leonidas (Thermopylae Pass)...

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Massimo D'Azeglio: "The death of Leonidas (Thermopylae Pass)", oil painting on canvas, 1823.

Massimo D'Azeglio: "The death of Leonidas (Thermopylae Pass)...

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Raffaele Monti: "Veiled Dame", 1845, marble sculpture.

Raffaele Monti: "Veiled Dame", 1845, marble sculpture.

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure) Restaurant Il Torchio 1763:  the room with the ancient winepress.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure) Restaurant Il Torchio...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): Sergio Verna, lutherie workshop, specialized in the construction and restoration of girondas.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): Sergio Verna, luther...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure), a "Rua" (street) inside the Ricetto: detail of a front door.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure), a "Rua" (street) ins...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure), Roberta Viana ceramics workshop: souvenirs representing the Middle Age fortified hamlet of Ricetto.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure), Roberta Viana cerami...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure), Roberta Viana ceramics workshop: souvenirs.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure), Roberta Viana cerami...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure) Restaurant Il Torchio 1763:  sliced beef with arugola salad, tomato confit and balsamic oil.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure) Restaurant Il Torchio...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure) Restaurant Il Torchio 1763:  two young customers having dinner.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure) Restaurant Il Torchio...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure) Restaurant Il Torchio 1763:  Biellese risotto with Nebbiolo wine sauce and parmesan basket.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure) Restaurant Il Torchio...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure) Restaurant Il Torchio 1763:  Biellese risotto with Nebbiolo wine sauce and parmesan basket.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure) Restaurant Il Torchio...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure) Restaurant Il Torchio 1763:  beef carpaccio with bagna cauda sauce.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure) Restaurant Il Torchio...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure) Restaurant Il Torchio 1763:  beef carpaccio with bagna cauda sauce.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure) Restaurant Il Torchio...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure) Restaurant Il Torchio 1763:  the room with the ancient winepress.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure) Restaurant Il Torchio...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure) Restaurant Il Torchio 1763:  the room with the ancient winepress and the owner Alberto Barbirato.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure) Restaurant Il Torchio...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure) Restaurant Il Torchio 1763:  the room with the ancient winepress and the owner Alberto Barbirato.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure) Restaurant Il Torchio...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure) Restaurant Il Torchio 1763:  the room with the ancient winepress.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure) Restaurant Il Torchio...

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Candelo, Ricetto: veduta delle mura.

Candelo, Ricetto: veduta delle mura.

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): a night view of the Lizza street and the  EasternTower.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): a night view of the...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): a night view of a "Rua" (street) inside the Ricetto.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): a night view of a "R...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): a night view of the walls and the South East Tower.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): a night view of the...

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Candelo, Ricetto: un tratto delle mura con la Torre a Sud-Est.

Candelo, Ricetto: un tratto delle mura con la Torre a Sud-Es...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): a night view of a "Rua" (street) inside the Ricetto.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): a night view of a "R...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): a night view of a "Rua" (street) inside the Ricetto.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): a night view of a "R...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): a night glimpse of the Ricetto with the walls that overlook the Marchesa canal.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): a night glimpse of t...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): view of the hamlet and of the Southern walls.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): view of the hamlet a...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): view of the Southern walls.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): view of the Southern...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure), the Eco Museum, the room dedicated to viticulture: bottles of local wine.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure), the Eco Museum, the...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure), the Eco Museum: the room dedicated to viticulture.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure), the Eco Museum: the...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure), the Eco Museum: the room dedicated to viticulture.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure), the Eco Museum: the...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): roff garden within the walls.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): roff garden within t...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): a "Rua" (street) inside the Ricetto.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): a "Rua" (street) ins...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): a "Rua" (street) inside the Ricetto.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): a "Rua" (street) ins...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): a "Rua" (street) inside the Ricetto.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): a "Rua" (street) ins...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): detail of the walls.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): detail of the walls.

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): architectonic detail inside the Ricetto.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): architectonic detail...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): a "Rua" (street) inside the Ricetto.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): a "Rua" (street) ins...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): view of the Porta Tower.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): view of the Porta To...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): partial view inside the Ricetto.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): partial view inside...

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Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): view of the walls.

Candelo, Ricetto (fortified structure): view of the walls.

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  Isola Bella: the village, the Borromeo Palace and its park with the Italian garden.

Isola Bella: the village, the Borromeo Palace and its park...

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  Isola Bella: the Borromeo Palace. On the right hand side, the village with its church. the village and its church.

Isola Bella: the Borromeo Palace. On the right hand side,...

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  Isola Madre, the Borromeo Palace: the loggia facing the Kashmir cypress.

Isola Madre, the Borromeo Palace: the loggia facing the Ka...

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  Isola Madre, the Borromeo Palace: the loggia, the Kashmir cypress and "Playtime", artwork by Velasco Vitali.

Isola Madre, the Borromeo Palace: the loggia, the Kashmir...

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  Isola Madre, the Borromeo Palace: partial view of the garden with "Branco", artwork by Velasco Vitali.

Isola Madre, the Borromeo Palace: partial view of the gard...

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  Isola Madre, the Borromeo Palace: partial view of the garden with tourist.

Isola Madre, the Borromeo Palace: partial view of the gard...

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  Isola Madre, the Borromeo Palace: partial view of the garden with roses.

Isola Madre, the Borromeo Palace: partial view of the gard...

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  Isola Madre, the Borromeo Palace: partial view of the garden with the water lilies pool and palm trees.

Isola Madre, the Borromeo Palace: partial view of the gard...

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  Isola Madre, the Borromeo Palace: the chapel and view of the garden with the water lilies pool and palm trees.

Isola Madre, the Borromeo Palace: the chapel and view of t...

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  Isola Madre, the botanical garden of the Borromeo Palace, the Protea Terrace: a protea flower.

Isola Madre, the botanical garden of the Borromeo Palace,...

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  Isola Madre, the botanical garden of the Borromeo Palace, the Protea Terrace: a protea flower.

Isola Madre, the botanical garden of the Borromeo Palace,...

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  Isola Madre, the botanical garden of the Borromeo Palace:  the Protea Terrace.

Isola Madre, the botanical garden of the Borromeo Palace:...

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  Isola Madre, the botanical garden of the Borromeo Palace, the Protea Terrace: protea flowers.

Isola Madre, the botanical garden of the Borromeo Palace,...

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  Isola Madre, the botanical garden of the Borromeo Palace, the Protea Terrace: protea flowers.

Isola Madre, the botanical garden of the Borromeo Palace,...

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  Isola Madre, the botanical garden of the Borromeo Palace, the Protea Terrace: a protea flower.

Isola Madre, the botanical garden of the Borromeo Palace,...

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  Isola Madre, the botanical garden of the Borromeo Palace, the Protea Terrace: a protea flower.

Isola Madre, the botanical garden of the Borromeo Palace,...

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  Isola Madre, the botanical garden of the Borromeo Palace:  the Protea Terrace.

Isola Madre, the botanical garden of the Borromeo Palace:...

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  Isola Madre, the Protea Terrace: Giancarlo Giustina, head gardener of the Botanical Gardens of Borromee Islands.

Isola Madre, the Protea Terrace: Giancarlo Giustina, head...

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  Isola Madre, the Protea Terrace: Giancarlo Giustina, head gardener of the Botanical Gardens of Borromee Islands.

Isola Madre, the Protea Terrace: Giancarlo Giustina, head...

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  Isola Madre, the Protea Terrace: Giancarlo Giustina, head gardener of the Botanical Gardens of Borromee Islands.

Isola Madre, the Protea Terrace: Giancarlo Giustina, head...

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  Isola Madre, the Protea Terrace: Giancarlo Giustina, head gardener of the Botanical Gardens of Borromee Islands.

Isola Madre, the Protea Terrace: Giancarlo Giustina, head...

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  Isola Madre: the Borromeo Palace and its English garden.

Isola Madre: the Borromeo Palace and its English garden.

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  Isola Pescatori, Imbarcadero Restaurant: lake fried fish.

Isola Pescatori, Imbarcadero Restaurant: lake fried fish.

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  Isola Pescatori, Imbarcadero Restaurant: cold appetizers of lake fish.

Isola Pescatori, Imbarcadero Restaurant: cold appetizers o...

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  Isola Pescator, Imbarcadero Restaurant: the owners, Laura e Michele Negri.

Isola Pescator, Imbarcadero Restaurant: the owners, Laura...

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  Isola Pescator, Imbarcadero Restaurant: the owners, Laura e Michele Negri.

Isola Pescator, Imbarcadero Restaurant: the owners, Laura...

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  Isola Pescatori: view of the village with window, flowers and sign.

Isola Pescatori: view of the village with window, flowers...

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  Isola Pescatori: view of the village and the  Easternlakefront.

Isola Pescatori: view of the village and the Easternlakef...

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  Isola Pescatori: view of the island.

Isola Pescatori: view of the island.

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  Isola Pescatori: the lakefront with a pier of a restaurant and some boats. In the background, night view of Isola Bella with the illuminated Borromeo Palace.

Isola Pescatori: the lakefront with a pier of a restaurant...

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  Isola Bella, the Borromeo Palace: the Tapestry Gallery. exhibits large tapestries, woven in wool and silk with gold and silver thread , and manufactured in Belgium. They were sent as a gift in 1787 by cardinal Vitaliano Borromeo VII to his nephew Gilberto V. Before that date, the precious tapestries may have been part of the collection of Cardinal Mazarin. The hypothetical belonging to the French prelate would also explain the choice of subjects that allegorically illustrate the theme of "sin" and that of "redemption", made ​​possible by Grace and Divine Providence. Tthey represent  "Evil" in the form of wild animals or mythical ones such as the unicorn, following a symbolism suggested by the ancient and Christian sources.

Isola Bella, the Borromeo Palace: the Tapestry Gallery. ex...

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  Isola Bella, the Borromeo Palace: the central hall.

Isola Bella, the Borromeo Palace: the central hall.

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  Isola Bella, the Borromeo Palace: the Painting Gallery or General Berthier Gallery.

Isola Bella, the Borromeo Palace: the Painting Gallery or...

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  Isola Bella, the Borromeo Palace, the park with the Baroque Italian garden:  the greenhouse.

Isola Bella, the Borromeo Palace, the park with the Baroqu...

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  Isola Bella, the Borromeo Palace, the park with the Baroque Italian garden:  white peacock.

Isola Bella, the Borromeo Palace, the park with the Baroqu...

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  Isola Bella, the Borromeo Palace, the park with the Baroque Italian garden:  white peacock.

Isola Bella, the Borromeo Palace, the park with the Baroqu...

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  Isola Bella, the Borromeo Palace, the park with the Baroque Italian garden: the Amphitheatre on whose top there is the statue of the unicorn, emblem of the Borromeos. On the meadow a white peacock. In the foreground on the right, a Cornus Kousa tree in full bloom.

Isola Bella, the Borromeo Palace, the park with the Baroqu...

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  Isola Bella, the Borromeo Palace, the park with the Baroque Italian garden: partial view of the terraces and Torre dei Venti (Wind Tower).

Isola Bella, the Borromeo Palace, the park with the Baroqu...

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  Isola Bella: the Borromeo Palace and its park with the Italian garden.

Isola Bella: the Borromeo Palace and its park with the Ita...

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  Isola Bella: the Borromeo Palace.

Isola Bella: the Borromeo Palace.

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  Isola Bella: the Borromeo Palace and its park with the Italian garden.

Isola Bella: the Borromeo Palace and its park with the Ita...

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  Isola Bella: the Borromeo Palace and its park with the Italian garden.

Isola Bella: the Borromeo Palace and its park with the Ita...

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  Isola Bella: view of the village and its church, and the small harbour.

Isola Bella: view of the village and its church, and the s...

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  Stresa: the lakefront and a tree. In the background, Isola Bella.

Stresa: the lakefront and a tree. In the background, Isola...

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  Stresa: the lakefront with two tourists sitting at a table, and a pigeon on a lamppost. In the background, Isola Madre.

Stresa: the lakefront with two tourists sitting at a table...

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  Stresa: the lakefront with the statue "The Mermaid".

Stresa: the lakefront with the statue "The Mermaid".

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  Stresa, Latteria Coppola: the owner shows a wheel of Mottarone cheese

Stresa, Latteria Coppola: the owner shows a wheel of Motta...

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  Stresa: the square of the town hall and Caffé Bolongaro (historical pastry shop).

Stresa: the square of the town hall and Caffé Bolongaro (h...

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  Stresa: view of the main square.

Stresa: view of the main square.

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Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relief in white marble representing  the Resurrection and Pius V in prayer. Based on a design by Giovanni Antonio Buzzi (1568-1571). Detail of Pius V praying.

Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relie...

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Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relief in white marble representing  the Resurrection and Pius V in prayer. Based on a design by Giovanni Antonio Buzzi (1568-1571). Detail of resurrected Christ.

Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relie...

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Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: statue of St. Michael defeating the devil. Based on a design by Giovanni Antonio Buzzi (1568-1571).

Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: statue of St...

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Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relief in white marble representing  the Resurrection and Pius V in prayer. Based on a design by Giovanni Antonio Buzzi (1568-1571). Detail of resurrected Christ.

Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relie...

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Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relief in white marble representing  the Resurrection and Pius V in prayer. Based on a design by Giovanni Antonio Buzzi (1568-1571). Detail.

Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relie...

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Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relief in white marble representing  the Resurrection and Pius V in prayer. Based on a design by Giovanni Antonio Buzzi (1568-1571). Detail of Pius V praying.

Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relie...

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Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relief in white marble representing  the Resurrection and Pius V in prayer. Based on a design by Giovanni Antonio Buzzi (1568-1571). Detail of Pius V praying.

Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relie...

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Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: statue representing the Charity. Based on a design by Giovanni Antonio Buzzi (1568-1571).

Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: statue repre...

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Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: statue representing the Faith. Based on a design by Giovanni Antonio Buzzi (1568-1571).

Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: statue repre...

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Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relief in white marble representing  the Resurrection and Pius V in prayer. Based on a design by Giovanni Antonio Buzzi (1568-1571). Detail.

Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relie...

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Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relief in white marble representing  the Resurrection and Pius V in prayer. Based on a design by Giovanni Antonio Buzzi (1568-1571). Detail.

Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relie...

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Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relief in white marble representing  the Resurrection and Pius V in prayer. Based on a design by Giovanni Antonio Buzzi (1568-1571). Detail.

Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relie...

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Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relief in white marble representing  the Resurrection and Pius V in prayer. Based on a design by Giovanni Antonio Buzzi (1568-1571). Detail of Pius V praying.

Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relie...

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Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relief in white marble representing  the Resurrection and Pius V in prayer. Based on a design by Giovanni Antonio Buzzi (1568-1571). Detail of resurrected Christ.

Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relie...

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Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relief in white marble representing  the Resurrection and Pius V in prayer. Based on a design by Giovanni Antonio Buzzi (1568-1571). Detail of resurrected Christ.

Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relie...

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Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relief in white marble representing  the Resurrection and Pius V in prayer. Based on a design by Giovanni Antonio Buzzi (1568-1571). Detail of resurrected Christ.

Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relie...

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Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relief in white marble representing  the Resurrection and Pius V in prayer. Based on a design by Giovanni Antonio Buzzi (1568-1571).

Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relie...

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Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relief in white marble representing  the Resurrection and Pius V in prayer. Based on a design by Giovanni Antonio Buzzi (1568-1571).

Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relie...

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Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relief in white marble representing  the Resurrection and Pius V in prayer. At the top, statue of St Michael defeating the devil. At the sides, the theological virtues: Faith and Charity. Based on a design by Giovanni Antonio Buzzi (1568-1571).

Church of Santa Croce, Mausoleum of St. Pius V: a high-relie...

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Mondovì, Church of the Mission (or of Jesus), false dome: ceiling with apotheosis pf St. Francesco Saverio. Frescoes by Andrea Pozzo (1679).

Mondovì, Church of the Mission (or of Jesus), false dome: ce...

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Mondovì, Church of the Mission (or of Jesus), false dome: ceiling with apotheosis pf St. Francesco Saverio. Frescoes by Andrea Pozzo (1679).

Mondovì, Church of the Mission (or of Jesus), false dome: ce...

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Mondovì, Church of the Mission (or of Jesus), false dome: ceiling with apotheosis pf St. Francesco Saverio. Frescoes by Andrea Pozzo (1679).

Mondovì, Church of the Mission (or of Jesus), false dome: ce...

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Sanctuary of Vicoforte: view of the dome with "The Assumption of Mary". Between allegorical scenes (the cardinal Virtues, the Doctors of the Church and adoring angels), the Apostles are present to the glorification of Mary. Cloud and chiaroscuro effects as "trompe l'oeil" create illusionistic effects.Frescoes by Mattia Bortoloni, Felice Biella and Giuseppe Galli Bibiena, 1745-1748.Detail of an angel.Piemonte - Piedmont, Vicoforte (CN), Santuario di Vicoforte:

Sanctuary of Vicoforte: view of the dome with "The Assumptio...

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Sanctuary of Vicoforte: view of the dome with "The Assumption of Mary". Between allegorical scenes (the cardinal Virtues, the Doctors of the Church and adoring angels), the Apostles are present to the glorification of Mary. Cloud and chiaroscuro effects as "trompe l'oeil" create illusionistic effects.Frescoes by Mattia Bortoloni, Felice Biella and Giuseppe Galli Bibiena, 1745-1748.Detail.Piemonte - Piedmont, Vicoforte (CN), Santuario di Vicoforte:

Sanctuary of Vicoforte: view of the dome with "The Assumptio...

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Sanctuary of Vicoforte: view of the dome with "The Assumption of Mary". Between allegorical scenes (the cardinal Virtues, the Doctors of the Church and adoring angels), the Apostles are present to the glorification of Mary. Cloud and chiaroscuro effects as "trompe l'oeil" create illusionistic effects.Frescoes by Mattia Bortoloni, Felice Biella and Giuseppe Galli Bibiena, 1745-1748.Detail.Piemonte - Piedmont, Vicoforte (CN), Santuario di Vicoforte:

Sanctuary of Vicoforte: view of the dome with "The Assumptio...

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Sanctuary of Vicoforte: view of the dome with "The Assumption of Mary". Between allegorical scenes (the cardinal Virtues, the Doctors of the Church and adoring angels), the Apostles are present to the glorification of Mary. Cloud and chiaroscuro effects as "trompe l'oeil" create illusionistic effects.Frescoes by Mattia Bortoloni, Felice Biella and Giuseppe Galli Bibiena, 1745-1748.Detail.Piemonte - Piedmont, Vicoforte (CN), Santuario di Vicoforte:

Sanctuary of Vicoforte: view of the dome with "The Assumptio...

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Sanctuary of Vicoforte: view of the dome with "The Assumption of Mary". Between allegorical scenes (the cardinal Virtues, the Doctors of the Church and adoring angels), the Apostles are present to the glorification of Mary. Cloud and chiaroscuro effects as "trompe l'oeil" create illusionistic effects.Frescoes by Mattia Bortoloni, Felice Biella and Giuseppe Galli Bibiena, 1745-1748.Detail.Piemonte - Piedmont, Vicoforte (CN), Santuario di Vicoforte:

Sanctuary of Vicoforte: view of the dome with "The Assumptio...

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Sanctuary of Vicoforte: view of the dome with "The Assumption of Mary". Between allegorical scenes (the cardinal Virtues, the Doctors of the Church and adoring angels), the Apostles are present to the glorification of Mary. Cloud and chiaroscuro effects as "trompe l'oeil" create illusionistic effects.Frescoes by Mattia Bortoloni, Felice Biella and Giuseppe Galli Bibiena, 1745-1748.Detail.Piemonte - Piedmont, Vicoforte (CN), Santuario di Vicoforte:

Sanctuary of Vicoforte: view of the dome with "The Assumptio...

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Sanctuary of Vicoforte: view of the dome with "The Assumption of Mary". Between allegorical scenes (the cardinal Virtues, the Doctors of the Church and adoring angels), the Apostles are present to the glorification of Mary. Cloud and chiaroscuro effects as "trompe l'oeil" create illusionistic effects.Frescoes by Mattia Bortoloni, Felice Biella and Giuseppe Galli Bibiena, 1745-1748.Piemonte - Piedmont, Vicoforte (CN), Santuario di Vicoforte:

Sanctuary of Vicoforte: view of the dome with "The Assumptio...

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Sanctuary of Vicoforte: view of the dome with "The Assumption of Mary". Between allegorical scenes (the cardinal Virtues, the Doctors of the Church and adoring angels), the Apostles are present to the glorification of Mary. Cloud and chiaroscuro effects as "trompe l'oeil" create illusionistic effects.Frescoes by Mattia Bortoloni, Felice Biella and Giuseppe Galli Bibiena, 1745-1748.Piemonte - Piedmont, Vicoforte (CN), Santuario di Vicoforte:

Sanctuary of Vicoforte: view of the dome with "The Assumptio...