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Amazed at the entrance to the Sanctuary of Loreto

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The bronze statue of the Madonna and Child, Sanctuary of Loreto, Piazza Della Madonna 1, 60025, Loreto, AN, Marche, Italy. The central door was built by Antonio di Girolamo Lombardo, with the collaboration of the brothers Pietro, Paolo, and Giacomo. It started in 1590 it was completed only in 1611. There are six major and six minor panels with representations taken from the Old Testament. In the left door are represented, starting from the top down: Creation of Eve; Expulsion from Earthly Paradise. Cain kills Abel; In the one on the right, starting from the top down: Original sin; Work of Adam and Eve; Cain's escape. Above, in a niche, there is the bronze statue of the "Madonna and Child", a work by Girolamo Lombardo, completed in 1583. Booking.com

Stained glass windows at the Sanctuary of Loreto.

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Stained glass windows at the Sanctuary of Loreto, Piazza Della Madonna 1, 60025 Loreto, AN, Italy. In Italy, the use of decorating church windows with figurative windows is an imported phenomenon, which came through the emergence of the Gothic style. For the realization of the windows of the Duomo of Milan, one of the largest existing cycles in Italy, many master glassmakers were brought from Germany and the Flemish countries. An autochthonous window is the Venetian one with rollers (disks). With the prevalence of the Renaissance style, more sensitive to perspective renditions and volumes, the stained-glass window adapted making more and more use of painting. One of the techniques that began to take hold in this period is the grisaglia, used since the fifteenth century. It is an enamel composed of copper oxide and a fondant used to create nuances and give body to figures and decorations. Booking.com

The ramparts of the fortress of the Sanctuary of Loreto.

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Bastioni Della Fortezza Loreto Photo by Baldassarri Giuseppe 

Bastioni Della Fortezza Loreto, 60025 Loreto AN, Italy. The ramparts of the fortress of the Sanctuary of Loreto. The itinerary concerns the imposing defensive system built several times in defense of the Sanctuary of the Holy House of Loreto between 1488 and 1522. Starting from 1453, in fact, when the Turks occupied Constantinople causing the fall of the Eastern Roman Empire, the Muslim presence in the Adriatic became overwhelming, demanding the construction of architectures capable of making the Turkish ships desist from the landing. At the behest of Sixtus IV at first and then at the behest of Leo X at a second, the Sanctuary of Loreto was adequately equipped with unsurpassed fortifications. This impressive military system, which made the basilica of Loreto the only fortified church in the world, had architects such as Baccio Pontelli ,, Cristoforo Resse da Imola and Antonio da Sangallo the Younger their own constructing g…

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