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Piazzale Crociate 5, Santa Maria di Campagna
From the 4th of March until the 10th of June 2018 an extraordinary event celebrates Giovanni Antonio dé Sacchis, best known as Pordenone, the 15th century painter born in Pordenone. The unique opportunity to climb up the dome of Santa Maria di Campagna Church of Piacenza  and stare at the breathtaking frescoes by Pordenone

Giovanni Antonio de' Sacchis (born in Pordenone 1483 and dead in Ferrara 1539) frescoed the dome of the Santa Maria di Campagna Church between 1530 and 1535, after that in 1522 he had completed the frescoes cycle dedicated to the passion of Christ in the Cathedral of Cremona and after he had frescoed (1529) the Pallavicino Chapel in Cortemaggiore. De' Sacchis did not complete the frescoes cycle of the dome; pilasters, drum and pendentives were painted by Bernardino Gatti, called the Sojaro.
The Pordenone made other important works in Santa Maria di Campagna: the Chapel of Saint Catherine (1530-1532), the Chapel of the Nativity or the Magi (1532-1536), St. Augustine (1535).

This extraordinary event  is connected with two exhibitions “Genovesino a Piacenza” and “I nuovi Ghittoni” set up at Palazzo Galli (Via Mazzini 14 – Piacenza).
The exhibitions are open:
From Tuesdays to Saturday : 3:00 -7:00 pm
Sunday: 10.00-12.30 am and 3.00- 7.00 pm
Closed:  Monday and 24 - 25 march

This event will involve the cities of Cortemaggiore, Monticelli and Cremona, who guard some treasures of the great artist. In this time, these cities numerous events dedicated to the Pordenonewill be organised.
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04 March 2018
15 July 2018
How to apply and requirements
The visit to the dome of the Santa Maria di Campagna church with the frescoes by Pordenone is open: 
From 4th march – 10th june
From Tuesdays to Friday:  10:00 - 12:30 am / 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed Monday

The tickets can be purchased online from 24th frebrury 2018 on:,

or at the ticket offices of  Santa Maria di Campagna and Palazzo Galli during the days and the times of the visits.

Ticket: Euro 12,00
Reduced fees: Euro 10,00
Groups (minimum  12 people): Euro 10,00
Schools: Euro 5,00
Banca di Piacenza
Last update
Wednesday, 06 June 2018
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