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Old March 18th, 2012, 06:08 PM   #21
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A revival church from 1902 by architect Paolo Cesa Bianchi





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Old March 18th, 2012, 06:25 PM   #22
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And a last one for today, San Gottardo in Corte: it was the chapel of the royal palace, and it is built in lombard brick gothic style.







the church bell is visible from the Piazza del Duomo, and it is informally considered to be the bell tower of the cathedral (the bell tower of the cathedral has never been built...until now at least )









Azzone Visconti's grave, it was and ancient king of Milan. His grave is richly sculpted in a very elegant and refined gothic style







and now the masterpiece of the chuch, the almost evanescent fresco from XIII century. Some experts says it was made by Giotto. It is difficult to say, but surely it comes from Giotto's school, if not the master himself, since the artist was in Milan at the time. With a restoration, the fresco would be very much visible, even if an intervention would be very complicated...









And last but not least, the 100% decorated silver altarpiece

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Old March 18th, 2012, 09:17 PM   #23
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This thread makes my smile a little for I've had plenty of discussions with friends that mock me whenever I say I would like to visit Milan very much. They always say Milan is an industrial city with not much more to visit than the cathedral... lol.

Great thread, it is inspiring me to make a similiar one!
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Old March 18th, 2012, 09:32 PM   #24
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thank you very much! Please open a thread like this for Porto, there's a lot of things to see there too and I'm curious!
Yeah the world only knows two Milans: the first one is the elegant, shopping friendly and with a lot of fashon related things, the second one is the urban style graffitti-underground subculture with loads of crazy design-related things.

But there's also a third Milan, my preferred part: the Renaissance city who welcomed the young Leonardo da Vinci, Bramante and so on...the churches (and the palaces, probably the next thread) show this fact pretty well, according to me
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Old March 18th, 2012, 09:43 PM   #25
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Porto does not have 300 churches, not even close to that! It does have a couple of good ones though. It would have to be a "Monumental Porto thread".
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Old March 19th, 2012, 12:03 AM   #26
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the ancient/monumental ones are some 120/170, depending on the criteria used...300 is the total number....but Porto has the Sea and it is an important historical city, a thread about the city would be a sure enrichment for the whole community here!

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Old March 19th, 2012, 12:17 AM   #27
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San Pietro in Gessate, ancient gothic church with many frescoes and artworks on the side chapels












Ambrogio Grifi tomb statue, by renaissance sculptor Benedetto Briosco (1493)









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Fresco by Bernardino Butinone and Bernardo Zenale



...and for this church too we can find a 360° to see what it looks like live!

http://www.360cities.net/image/san-p....28,-2.07,70.0
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Old March 19th, 2012, 12:30 AM   #28
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San Carlo al Lazzaretto, baroque church built by San Carlo Borromeo during the plague





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Old March 19th, 2012, 12:31 AM   #29
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Milan is such an underrated city. Most italians think it is ugly and modern in a bad way and they barely know the Duomo, Sant'Ambrogio and Santa Maria delle Grazie.
It is indeed a coffer full of jewels, able to compete with the most beautiful italian historical cities!
Thank you for opening this thread.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 01:57 AM   #30
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Yeah, we often communicate badly the essence of Milan...
Of course it has been the city where in early XXth century some elements of modernity was forged, like for example Futurism (along with its speed, steel and glass myth), but now we need to get over it.
Sometimes -still now, 90 years after Futurism, Boccioni, Balla, Marinetti! - we prefer to tell how modern our city is (or is supposed to be), while would be maybe more interesting in telling people how ancient our city is, if you know what I mean

Mannerist church of San Barnaba (San Barnaba was the first evangelizer of Milan)







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Paleochristian church of San Vincenzo in Prato (the original church was built in 700 a.D. and it is built in perfect Roman style: the first churches and the civil basilicas in Rome must have been looking alike this structure)





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Santa Maria Segreta church







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Santa Maria alle Grazie al Naviglio



Unfinished facade on the oustide...





...and the original project to finish it



A very ugly rendering I made to show you how it would look like when the facade is finished











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Santa Maria la Rossa in Crescenzago







Ancient romanesque/gothic frescoes

















...and the usual 360° visit to the church!

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Another paleochristian one, Santa Maria la Rossa or Santa Maria ad fontem. In the lower level roman ruins from II century are visible, and Giotto's school frescoes remaining are visibles on the walls...































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San Raffaele church, facade by mannerist architect Galeazzo Alessi



















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