Piazza di San Quirino

Piazza di San Quirino, Correggio: Address, Piazza di San Quirino Reviews: 4/5

Piazza di San Quirino
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our best know middle age painter
May 2016
Following the laying of the statue of Antonio Allegri, which took place around 1880, the Municipality of Correggio decided to create the Piazza San Quirino, to give greater dignity to the area that housed the noble statue, returning full dignity to the one who was and is one of its most famous sons. To make the square, the area previously covered by the moat of the castle and houses of the facing gardens, were cut down even a few late medieval buildings and renovated the facades of the surrounding buildings. Today the square is still home to the statue of Antonio Allegri and shows the north side characterized by a succession of houses and neoclassical mansions, among them, elegant and severe even in its abandonment, the one at the center. The south side of the square is the one with an architecture more lively: the recesses and protrusions along which meander the streets and crossing the open space that connects the spinning streets, Montepegni and siren with the open space in front of the church of San Quirino. The statue dedicated to Antonio Allegri said "The Correggio." was made of white Carrara marble (size about twice than natural), by the sculptor Vincenzo Vela (1822-1891), thanks to the legacy of ten thousand lire of another painter Correggio: Luigi Asioli. Near the square, there is the "Palace of Princes ", now houses the library and the "Civic Museum" of Correggio, where you can admire, among other works, the painting "the face of Christ" painted by Antonio Allegri in 1518 more info's about the paint and the painter on this link at Wikipedia https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etnia_e_aspetto_fisico_di_Ges%C3%B9#/media/File:Correggio,_volto_di_cristo.jpg

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giambattista p
Correggio, Italy168 contributions
our best know middle age painter
May 2016
Following the laying of the statue of Antonio Allegri, which took place around 1880, the Municipality of Correggio decided to create the Piazza San Quirino, to give greater dignity to the area that housed the noble statue, returning full dignity to the one who was and is one of its most famous sons.
To make the square, the area previously covered by the moat of the castle and houses of the facing gardens, were cut down even a few late medieval buildings and renovated the facades of the surrounding buildings.
Today the square is still home to the statue of Antonio Allegri and shows the north side characterized by a succession of houses and neoclassical mansions, among them, elegant and severe even in its abandonment, the one at the center.

The south side of the square is the one with an architecture more lively: the recesses and protrusions along which meander the streets and crossing the open space that connects the spinning streets, Montepegni and siren with the open space in front of the church of San Quirino.

The statue dedicated to Antonio Allegri said "The Correggio." was made of white Carrara marble (size about twice than natural), by the sculptor Vincenzo Vela (1822-1891), thanks to the legacy of ten thousand lire of another painter Correggio: Luigi Asioli.

Near the square, there is the "Palace of Princes ", now houses the library and the "Civic Museum" of Correggio, where you can admire, among other works, the painting "the face of Christ" painted by Antonio Allegri in 1518

more info's about the paint and the painter on this link at Wikipedia
https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etnia_e_aspetto_fisico_di_Ges%C3%B9#/media/File:Correggio,_volto_di_cristo.jpg
Written 3 August 2016
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