Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista
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Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista information
This abbey church rises directly behind the Duomo and is attached to a monastery. Its 16th-century facade is mannerist (the less-harmonious, rational style that followed the High Renaissance) and is noted for its magnificent frescoed dome, the work of Correggio. The dome was highly influential for its time and inspired many later works.
The adjoining monastery is known as much for the oils and unguents that its monks produce as for its Renaissance cloisters. Upstairs, a library is adorned with huge old maps that hang from the walls of a musty reading room.