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The monastery of San Daniele: photos, description (Monastero di San Daniele)

The monastery of San Daniele in the Benedictine monastery perched on the same hill in the town of Abano Terme. It is home to approximately 20 monks who devoted his life to the old motto "Pray and work".

The monastery was built by order of the rulers of Montagnone between 1076 and 1078 years, and was consecrated in honor of the deacon and Martyr Saint Daniel, and then handed over to the Benedictine order. In 1461 the religious building became home to the canons of augustiniana of Venice with their appearance, the building has undergone significant changes, it was renovated and re-decorated. However, according to the law of the Republic of Venice the number of monasteries in its territory had to be strictly limited, and poet already in 1771, the year the San Daniele was bought from the monks family Bonomi-Todeschini. Only in 1947 turned into the Villa, the monastery was returned to the Benedictine order, who came from the Croatian monastery of San Rocco, and again became a sacred place, where today lives a small community of monks.

The first thing you see entering the monastery of San Daniele visitors are the degrees that lead to the Church, reconstructed in 1711 under the direction of architect Francesco Muttoni. Three statues on the pediment is the work of a Mad - symbolize the Christ the Redeemer and two angels. The facade is decorated with stone carving oval shape, and over the entrance is a window socket. Inside the Church, at the dome, you can see paintings depicting the ascension of St. Daniel to heaven. Antependium veil in front of the main altar was also the work of Corradini: the bas-relief of white marble of Verona depicts the martyrdom of St. Daniel, surrounded by lilies, roses and palm trees, symbols of purity, faith and martyrdom. The authorship of the same sculptor belong the statues of the four evangelists in niches. The side altars, built in 1716, the year, decorated with paintings by Palma Il Giovane.

The monastery and the part that is used for the Museum, located to the right of the Church. You can see the changes made at the initiative of the Bonomi family, who wanted to turn the building into his summer residence with reception rooms, living rooms and dance halls. Of interest in this part of the monastery is the so-called Room Stucco with the original entrance door of Murano glass and floors of the 16th century with geometric patterns. Stucco dates back to the 18th century, as well as the vaulted rooms, fireplace and mirror.