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Old June 28th, 2012, 01:51 AM   #301
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San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, part 2:





















































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Old June 28th, 2012, 02:18 AM   #302
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Sant'Ambrogio Basilica, archetype of Romanesque architecture, a true masterpiece, present in every art history book worldwide:





























Ottonian altarpiece, VIII century, a masterpiece of goldsmithery:



















San Sigismondo little ancient chapel:







Bramante's cloisters:





Tiepolo's frescoes, number 1:



Tiepolo's fresco, number 2:

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Old June 28th, 2012, 02:38 AM   #303
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...and after all those churches, a little breath, today I've spent some time seeing the city from above, from the 108 meters tall Torre Branca, located at the Parco Sempione. It is an interesting sights since there are no other observation deck this tall in the historical center, obviously. The Torre Branca was designed by great architect Giò Ponti in 1933:

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The Castle and the Duomo as seen from Torre Branca:



Elegant interiors:





...And now here's my pictures from today's trip:



The ancient Branca truck, sponsor of the tower since 1933. They still produce excellent liquors, including the Brancamenta, a very good one!













The Duomo:





The evolving downtown skyline







The Napoleon Bonaparte's Arco della Pace, connecting the city with the triumphal alleway, Corso Sempione:



here you can see the 100 meters-wide alleway, or corso, as we call it:



very strange conference center under contruction:



in the backyards, the 60 meters tall San Siro stadium, one of the tallest I guess



Trains at Cadorna F.N. Railway Station:



The biggest dome in Milan, San Lorenzo basilica:



Rai Telecommunication tower, on the left side of Corso Sempione. In the backyards, evolving landscape of the Portello district:



The magnificent Corpus Domini Basilica, built in Liberty (or as they call it, Art Nouveau) style, the biggest in that style in Milan. The magnificence of the temple, anyway, is only enjoyable in the interiors, since the exteriors and the facade has never been finished:



Hope you enjoyed this little break!
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Old June 28th, 2012, 05:48 AM   #304
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I love visiting churches, and these are some of the best I have seen! Milan and Turin are definitely high on the list!!
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Old June 28th, 2012, 03:25 PM   #305
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Thank you very much! Yes Turin is a great city indeed, I like it so much!
And it has been a great european capital, wich milan hasn't been (it has been an imperial capital city during roman era and a capital during Napoleon's era, but nothing compared to the power of the royal house of Savoy in Turin).
I guess milan is to churches what turin is to palaces: in turin you will find hundreds of magnificent baroque palaces!
Of course, even in Milan we have many palaces, overall in baroque style, neoclassical style and in liberty-art nouveau style, but Turin I guess defeat us in palaces as much as we defeat turin about churces

BTW, should be interesting really to publish a thread also about the monumental palaces of Milan...they are very hidden and almost completely unknown even to the milanese people, but they often have magnificent frescoed rooms on the inside
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Old June 29th, 2012, 11:38 AM   #306
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Santa Maria della Consolazione al Castello:

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Old June 29th, 2012, 04:54 PM   #307
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Some very little ancient chapels now

Santa Maria Maddalena in Precotto:



Chapel of Nosedo al Corvetto, XIII century:



Villa Clerici baroque chapel:

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Old June 30th, 2012, 01:44 AM   #308
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Santa Maria di Lourdes Basilica, built in Liberty style:





A very tall bell tower, or campanile as we call them:

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Tomollo, thank you very much for showing us that there is more to Milan than fashion, the Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuel and La Scala!!

It would be interesting to see a similar thread on the ancient churches of Ravenna and Cologne.
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Thank you!
I made a similar thread for Naples too, Milan ranks fifth city the world considering the number and the quality of ancient monumental churches, only after Rome (unmatchable), naples, venice and florence. Cologne has a great great cathedral and Ravenna is little but has some of the most magnificent monument of bizantyne era, I'll think about it!
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San Giuseppe church, by architect Richini:

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Ancient picture of Sant'Eustorgio Basilica, paleochristian, picture published by SSC user Tul691:

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Cappella Portinari painting, by SSC user Bagaj:

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When one thinks of Cologne, one of course thinks mainly of the Cathedral, largest in northern Europe.

But Cologne also has another claim to fame... that is having a collection of 12 Romanesque churches, that as a group are the oldest in northern Europe...
http://www.stadt-koeln.de/en/6/worth-seeing/00191/

The founding, and oldest parts of many of these 12 churches goes back to between 1000 and 1500 years...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve_...hes_of_Cologne
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Very interesting Cologne! I love romanesque style!

Now time for a gallery of pictures I fount in Panoramio by Angelo Leone:

some most touristical view, the most interesting part of our Duomo, or the cathedral, is that it not only has an exterior and an interior. It also has an upper part! The roofs are covered with panoramical terraces that hosts concerts and events, being this an unicum in gothic/baroque style!















San Camillo sanctuary, neogothic style:







Santa Maria di Lourdes Basilica:

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Sant'Eufemia Basilica neo romanesque portal:




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Old July 5th, 2012, 12:46 PM   #316
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Santa Maria della Consolazione basilica:

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San Barnaba al Gratosoglio church:

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San Martino in Lambrate church:

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Don Orione complex and church:





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San Giorgio al Palazzo ancient basilica, soon more pictures from today's little tour

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Milan Cathedral, the Duomo, picture by Stefano "Gusme" Gusmeroli:

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This one is really great

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Milano - Basilica Sant'Ambrogio by Stevencore, on Flickr

Thanks tommolo for the photos, just not too much per post, 5 most
It is easier to keep up with and pay attention
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