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Old November 6th, 2013, 08:03 AM   #781
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Some image of one of the most beautiful cloisters in Milan area, the Santa Maria all'Annunciata in Abbiategrasso, built in late gothic style in XIV century. Look at them, the harmony, the grace, the light, the purity of lines...these are really delightful.
This cloisters really match the idea of heavens to me:



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I agree Tommolo. The symmetry and grace and the light suggest eternity.

Very nice photgraphy.


Is this very far from Milan? I see these beautiful places and one day I will visit.
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Old November 6th, 2013, 05:35 PM   #782
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It's in my hometown, Abbiategrasso, some 13 miles southwest of the Duomo, the city center. It's easy to get there with trains from Porta Genova train station, in about 20 minutes you're there. Tell me when you'll be visiting Milan, we can have a coffee!
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The beautiful bramantesque dome of Santa Maria presso San Satiro, in a Mario Ghezzi picture, from his Flickr profile:

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Old November 7th, 2013, 03:43 AM   #784
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Another renaissance jewel from Bramante, the dome of Santa Maria alle Grazie:

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Old November 8th, 2013, 02:49 AM   #785
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Sant'Alessandro basilica in a gallery found in the website www.orodaran.altervista.com









the outside plaza, perfectly preserved in its baroque forms:

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Old November 8th, 2013, 02:54 AM   #786
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Some other images found in the website www.orodaran.altervista.com

San Carlo al Corso neoclassicism:



San Giuseppe in via Verdi early baroque:



San Sebastiano frescoed dome:


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It's in my hometown, Abbiategrasso, some 13 miles southwest of the Duomo, the city center. It's easy to get there with trains from Porta Genova train station, in about 20 minutes you're there. Tell me when you'll be visiting Milan, we can have a coffee!
Thanks Tommolo. It will probably be a long time before I am able to make the trip. But some times I will.

You live in a very beautiful place!
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Old November 8th, 2013, 11:38 AM   #788
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Thank you so much!

San Cristoforo al Naviglio gothic church, with renaissance frescoes from XV century:



picture by Antonella Bonora, taken from Milanodavedere Facebook page
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Another set of pictures dedicated to the beautiful Sant'Ambrogio basilica, we kindly remind you to book your flight to Milan because we're in the last month before Saint Ambrose celebrations, the day where the La Scala theather starts its opera season and where the city celebrates its saint. A wonderful time to discover one of Europe's most christmasy city!



You just walk three steps that brings you down below, in another time & another place. You're back 1000 years now. Pure magic!





Side naves:





Pulprit:



paleochristian mosaics and carolingian golden altar, layers and layers of history:





The layers of history reach also "recent" art styles, like baroque, only 300 years old
The baroque crypt:







In springtime, about at 5 p.m., it's time for magic to enter the basilica. You would see rays of light flooding the nave through the arches.



Bramante's cloisters and the little chapel of San Sigismondo:



The pusterla of Sant'Ambrogio, once the door to enter the city crossing the navigli channel:



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Always in the very rich Sant'Ambrogio basilica, here you are some really high quality images of the San Vittore in Ciel d'Oro chapel, paleochrystian era, V century:



and a wider image:





from the website: www.atlantedellarteitaliana.it

Saint Ambrose portrayed from his contemporaries:



images by Wikimedia commons, Giovanni dall'Orto:



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San Marco basilica frescoed apse:

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The huge art deco basilica of Santi Martiri Nereo e Achilleo:



the dome is inspired by Santa Maria alle Grazie and it's 55 meters high, the tallest in the city.



The apsis:



decorations according the Thirties artistical styles:





The dome:



the Altar:



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picture from Panoramio user MissFingertips





The last two pictures are from Panoramio user Bepy
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Some picture taken today of church interiors:

San Fedele basilica:



Sant'Alessandro basilica:







side chapels:





the Dome:

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One of the most ancient interior in Milan, straight from IV century, roman imperial era, the Sant'Aquilino chapel in the amazing San Lorenzo Maggiore basilica:

















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Sant'Ambrogio basilica, sorry for the priest preaching!
I loved the image of the harmony of the rounder arches and the lovely red & white colours of the atmosphere!



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The Duomo cathedral interiors, third largest church of the world after St Peter in Rome and Seville cathedral. Notice the huge paintings on the columns, called "Quadroni di San Carlo", St Charles Borromeo themed paintings

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Renaissance revival Basilica of San Martino in Magenta:





















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Another image of the beautiful ecleptic basilica of San Martino in Magenta:

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Artistical image from Flickr user Claudio Morlok
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Comparing domes and tiburiums. The fist one is from San Martino basilica in Magenta:



And this one is from the heart of Milan, Sant'Ambrogio basilica:



All images are from Panoramio profile of Luigi Petrazzoli.
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Santa Maria del Suffrago neo romanesque church, year 1898:

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