Guarini Sites Outside Turin

Maps of Guarino Guarini’s Surviving Projects Outside of Turin

This page documents the locations of six Guarini projects (or their remains) surviving outside of Turin.  The detail maps for each project are clickable and zoomable; the “View Larger Map” versions offer all functions of Google Maps, including Street View to see facades and urban context. Click on the placemarks and highlighted areas for more information about the projects.

For Guarini’s buildings in Turin itself, consult the interactive plan of Baroque Turin on the Museo Torino website. San Lorenzo and the Cappella della Sindone are also featured at Great Buildings Online.

Guarini Sites Overview

Map: Google Maps / additional graphics: Susan Klaiber

 

Sainte-Anne-la-Royale, Paris

 

Jacques-François Blondel, plan of Sainte-Anne-la-Royale, Paris,
in the mid-eighteenth century, installed in the transept of Guarini’s
unfinished church.  The plan is rotated here to correspond to the orientation
of the map above.  From
Architecture Françoise, vol.1 (Paris: Jombert,
1752): XXX, pl. 1.

Photograph: gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France

 

Casa di San Vincenzo, Modena

View two Guarini drawings for the Theatine house of San Vincenzo and the unexecuted San Vincenzo church facade.

 

Santa Maria d’Araceli, Vicenza

 

Guarino Guarini, Santa Maria d’Araceli, Vicenza, interior with view of
cupola, 1675-1680

Photograph: Wikimedia Commons / MM (CC BY-SA 3.0)

See also additional images of Santa Maria d’Araceli on the Immagine del Veneto website, produced by the Regione del Veneto together with the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio.

 

High Altar, San Nicolò, Verona

 

San Nicolò, Verona, nave with view of high altar by Guarini, 1675-1685
Photograph: Wikimedia Commons / Adert (CC BY-SA 3.0)

A good detail photograph of the altar is available on the Atlante dell’arte italiana website.

 

Castello di Racconigi

 

Guarino Guarini, Castello di Racconigi, garden façade, 1677
Photograph: Wikimedia Commons / Paolopiglione (CC BY-SA 3.0)

See also the group of drawings for Racconigi at the Archivio di Stato, Turin.

 

Castello di Govone

 

Castello di Govone
Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

 

Guarino Guarini, Project for Castello di Govone, detail from Architettura
civile
, unnumbered plate.

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