Chiesa degli Eremitani

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Chiesa degli Eremitani information

Location
Padua , Italy
Address
Piazza Eremitani
Telephone
+390 49 875 64 10
Opening hours
8.15am-12.15pm & 4-6pm Mon-Sat, 9.30am-12.15pm & 4-6pm Sun
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When a 1944 bombing raid demolished the extraordinary 1448–57 frescoes by Andrea Mantegna in the Capella Overtari in the Chiesa degli Eremitani, the loss to art history was incalculable. After half a century of painstaking reconstruction, the shattered, humidity-damaged stories of Saints James and Christopher have been puzzled together, revealing action-packed compositions and extreme perspectives that make Mantegna’s saints look like superheroes.