VITTONE, Bernardo Antonio
(b. 1702, Torino, d. 1770, Torino)

Exterior view

Cappella della Visitazione, Vallinotto

The Cappella della Visitazione at Vallinotto, near Carignano, was erected for agricultural workers of the town. The exterior has a tiered dome, but the hexagonal interior has the geometric elaborations with alternating convex and concave chapels that recall the architecture of Juvarra and Borromini. In the dome, the elaborately decorated ribs, reminiscent of Guarini's work, intersect to form a complex design illuminated by natural light playfully concealed by hidden windows.

View the section and plan of the Cappella della Visitazione, Vallinotto (engraving).

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