Oratorio della Purità

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Oratorio della Purità information

Location
Udine , Italy
Address
Piazza del Duomo
Opening hours
10am-noon, ask for key at the cathedral if closed
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The intimate Oratorio della Purità has a beautiful, dramatic ceiling painting of the Assumption by Giambattista Tiepolo, and eight biblical scenes in chiaroscuro by his son, Giandomenico, on the walls. The building was built as a theatre in 1680 but the patriarch of Aquileia ordered its transformation 80 years later, repulsed by such a devilish institution so close to a cathedral.