Lombardy and the Lakes Sights

Sant'Andrea

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 05/02/2016

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Mantegna's tomb is in the first chapel to the left in the basilica of Sant'Andrea, most of which was built in 1472. The current structure, a masterwork by the architect Alberti, is the third built on this spot to house the relic of the Precious Blood: the crypt holds two reliquaries containing earth believed to be soaked in the blood of Christ, brought to Mantua by Longinus, the soldier who pierced his side. They are displayed only on Good Friday.

Sight Information

Address:

Piazza di Mantegna, Mantua, Lombardy, 46100, Italy

Phone:

0376-328504

Sight Details:

  • Daily 8–noon and 3–7

Published 05/02/2016

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