Inside is an altar, which one would expect, but also there is the small scale copy of the Holy Sepulchre of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem. It is mostly made of white marble and very well crafted with inlaid green marble, as well as well-carved letters and architectural decorative details. There is a short, wooden door with bars, allowing you to look inside. During my visit, there were small bronze birds on top on the tomb. They are all from the same mold and just placed in differing angles for effect. I do not think they are there all of the time since you will see them absent in the gorgeous pictures in the links below.
There is something about blue skies and golden stars . . . that combination seems quite popular in Italy, perhaps gold because of its value. I would have put blue with silver, but … whatever works! I also enjoyed other details inside of the chapel, included the inlayed marble disc in front of the altar.
Enjoy these images, but please click on the links below to get the more official stories… you know that I often give the “Kelly tour” and not so much the technical information or history of a place that so many people enjoy hearing about. Thank you for following along.
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