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Old October 22nd, 2012, 10:45 PM   #521
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San Nicolao little ancient church:









Santa Maria dei Miracoli presso San Celso basilica:

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Old October 22nd, 2012, 10:47 PM   #522
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San Nazaro's basilica Trivulzio Chapel:









Lanino's Santa Caterina Chapel frescoes:





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Old October 23rd, 2012, 02:22 PM   #523
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The close Alps behind Milan:



From facebook page "non sembra neanche di stare a Milano"

Santa Maria del Carmine church:



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Old October 23rd, 2012, 02:52 PM   #524
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Excellent work, Tommolo!
That portal of the cathedral is just incredible!
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 03:37 PM   #525
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Thank you so much!

San Carlo al Corso church, image by SSC Italia user Bagaj, painting by Antonio Giuseppe and Luigi Bramanti:

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Old October 24th, 2012, 02:52 AM   #526
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nice churches....
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Old October 24th, 2012, 11:57 AM   #527
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thank you!

Finally a true foggy day in Milan, just so awe-inspiring!



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Old October 24th, 2012, 12:13 PM   #528
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Santa Maria del Buon Consiglio alla Bovisa church:



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Old October 25th, 2012, 12:44 PM   #529
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Santa Maria Podone very ancient church:

























Well, the Duomo











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Old October 25th, 2012, 12:47 PM   #530
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San Giuseppe church, image by SSC Italia user Roberto "Skymino" Arsuffi. I would recommend to visit his flickr page, here.

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And the exteriors, from Filipp:



Details of the facade, this is the first baroque church in Milan:



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Old October 26th, 2012, 07:13 PM   #531
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Thank you very much for your contributions.
The Liberty/art nouveau main portal of the Duomo is actually a masterpiece, as the floor decoration itself!

Here it goes a stunning perspective from the Naviglio Pavese seeing the Duomo cathedral and the Alps behind it!



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Old October 26th, 2012, 10:01 PM   #532
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wow...
That Podone church is gorgeous. Is it very small?
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Old October 26th, 2012, 11:31 PM   #533
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I think it is some 30 meters x 25 meters, so not so small in general terms...it is very ancient, it results already consecrated in year 871 a.C.

It is situated in one of the most well preserved area of milan, the 'Cinque vie' district, in front of it you can find the XIV century Palazzo Borromeo...

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Old October 27th, 2012, 08:48 AM   #534
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The Santa Maria Podone Church is so beautiful, with a simplicity and elegance. I think of all the thousands and thousands of people worshiping and praying there for so many centuries.
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Yes, of course, in cities like Milan people always wants to see the 100 meters long cathedrals and basilicas, but the real jewel are often hidden in small chapels and churches, each one of which with centuries of history on its back!

This is another beautiful example, the very peripheric Santuario Madonna delle Grazie, or Chiesa dei Santi Faustino e Giovita, it dates back to late romanesque period (late XII century), but the highlights comes from the renaissance frescoes from XV century, painted by Leonardo da Vinci's school artists, very active in the Milan region in reinassance period.

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The plain exterior shows nothing of the artistical treasures hidden inside:









Before the restorations:



After the restorations:

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Yes, of course, in cities like Milan people always wants to see the 100 meters long cathedrals and basilicas, but the real jewel are often hidden in small chapels and churches, each one of which with centuries of history on its back!

This is another beautiful example, the very peripheric Santuario Madonna delle Grazie, or Chiesa dei Santi Faustino e Giovita, it dates back to late romanesque period (late XII century), but the highlights comes from the renaissance frescoes from XV century, painted by Leonardo da Vinci's school artists, very active in the Milan region in reinassance period.

Here you are some images:













The plain exterior shows nothing of the artistical treasures hidden inside:









Before the restorations:



After the restorations:



Wonderful.

I suppose these churches are rather quiet on most days - without many tourists? That is always the nicest way to see small, beautiful places that many people do not know about outside of the city.

I always think of Milan as the great financial and business and industrial center of Italy. I did not think of the churches.
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Old October 28th, 2012, 01:15 PM   #537
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Thank you!
Yes, of course Milan is the biggest metropolitan area in Italy, but with its 26 centuries of history, it still is an italian city, so it is literally stuffed with very ancient palaces and churches...

just think about the fact that Milan was since middle ages the gateway for the richest italian families (and their best known artists!) towards central europe. So the great dinasties, whatever city they were from, always had a sort of commercial embassy in Milan for business purposes, and those embassies are often really spectacular.

it is a city that deserves to be rediscovered!
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Old October 29th, 2012, 02:35 AM   #538
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San Marco basilica's completely frescoed apsis:







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Santa Maria alla Porta church side chapel:

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San Simpliciano Basilica:





Cloisters of San Simpliciano paleochristian basilica:













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The interior of the palace:









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