Franciscan cloister

The cloister, adjacent to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, was part of the ancient Franciscan friary and is one of the few examples of still existing monastic architecture in the area of Verona.


With its perfectly squared shape, the cloister has at its center, at the point of intersection of the center lines, a beautiful white stone well, built in the pre-baroque Venetian style and ascribed to the school of Sansovino.


This monument is a real historical and artistic jewel. All the forty-five lunettes in the covered walkway, exactly at the openings of the arches, are preciously painted.



You can find episodes of the life and legend of Saint Francis of Assisi therein. The frescoes date back to the second half of the 17th century, i.e. a period just after the finish of a devastating plague epidemic. The paintings inside the cloister had been commissioned by some important families of the area who survived the plague.


You can see the episodes of the life of Saint Francis of Assisi in the covered walkway just like a series of film sequences ending with the funeral rites of the saint. Bernardino Muttoni painted the frescoes and inserted some scenes of the daily life of Bussolengo in the background.  




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    37012 Bussolengo VR
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