¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 an ^un^ usual number of elaborately carved marble tombs whose pyramids of life sized figures and alto-relievo climb up the sides of nearly all of those great columns, mostly dating from the 15th century, and very finely wrought, in carrara [sic] marble polished having the effect of alabaster. The side alters [sic] are splendidly wrought in colored marbles, consisting of columns canopies +c surrounded by marble statuary.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Behind the central chapel is a hansome chapel “Santurio” protected by a high iron fence, the gate to which, the custodian readily unlocks and invites our inspection of the splendid statuary around and before the alter [sic], among them are saints representing Faith Love Penitence and humility [sic].
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 In a side chapel we looked for the celebrated “black modonna” [sic] in black marble, and found they had painted her in gaudy colored gilt robes, red cheeks, and gold crown. On the walls are many small pictures illustrating the miracles of St Antonio and in a corner hang some crutches of the lame, occular evidences of his power- Next to it is the chapel of St Antonio, the largest, and most elaborate of all in its marble carvings- Around the three sides are nine large panels filled with alto-relievo figures in carrara marble all illustrat- ting the miracles of St Antonio, finely wrought, but some of the anatomical