Photographer's Note

The Cathedral of Sant 'Alessandro of Bergamo -il Duomo-, is one of the emblematic monuments of Città alta.
The construction of the building began in the fifteenth century, under the direction of the architect Filarete.
If the exterior has a classic appearance (the main facade dates from the nineteenth century), the interior is richly decorated.

In addition to this fully decorated dome, the Duomo is full of treasures, including beautiful marquetry panels, with incredible astuteness.
In the chapel of St. Vincent are exposed the tiara, the chalice and the crown of Pope John XXIII, born in Sotto il Monte, near Bergamo. John XXIII, nicknamed "il Papa buono" (the good Pope) in Italy, was initiator of Vatican II, which marks a major event in the history of the Catholic Church in the twentieth century.

The Cathedral of Sant 'Alessandro is next to the Palazzo della Ragione (Palace of Reason), the Santa Maria Maggiore basilica and chapel Colleoni, and faces the baptistery.

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