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Old December 20th, 2013, 03:22 PM   #841
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One of the many basrelieves present in the interior of the Milan Duomo, you can find 56 of them in the interiors:



Picture from the official twitter profile of the Milan Duomo: @DuomodiMilano
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Merry Christmas time and happy new 2014 from Milan!
A white duomo:



Image from official twitter profile of Milan duomo cathedral: @DuomodiMilano
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Old December 26th, 2013, 05:17 PM   #843
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Today is Saint Stephen's day, and in Milan we have a basilica dedicated to this saint. The basilica now has been rebuilt in mannerist/baroque style from 1585, but it was at the beginning a V century basilica. In this basilica lots of historical events happened: from the murder of Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Lord of Milan, the 26th of december (today!) of 1476.
Here it was baptized also Michelangelo Merisi, the painter also known as the Caravaggio.













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Old December 26th, 2013, 05:39 PM   #844
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Lots of (not so well enlighted) huge paintings from baroque era inside of Santo Stefano Basilica:

























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Old December 27th, 2013, 04:08 AM   #845
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GREAT work, Tommolo! Very nice updates. It is indeed difficult to make good pictures in dark churches. I especially liked San Marco. Wonderful!
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Old December 28th, 2013, 10:01 PM   #846
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Thank you! Yes they should reproject illumination plan, but I guess that there are many other more urgent project to deal with than relocate some lights. That's a pity anyway.

Some pictures I've taken in those days of two works of the Renaissance architect Bramante. The first one is the great dome built for Santa Maria alle Grazie basilica, right beside the refectory where the Last Supper by Leonardo was painted:



And the second one is from my hometown, Abbiategrasso, Milan metro city. The basilica of Santa Maria Nuova was built in 1388 (together with the Duomo cathedral) to celebrate the birth of Gian Galeazzo Visconti, the heir of the lord of Milan. He was born in the Abbiategrasso castle. The basilica has been rebuilt in an elegant baroque style by Francesco Croce in late XVIII century, but the facade and the cloisters are still in Renaissance style. It is said to have been projected by Donato Bramante.



The elegant interiors:





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San Cristoforo al Naviglio little gothic church, detail of a medieval fresco:



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Happy new year everybody!

Santa Maria della Passione huge basilica, the third largest church in the city after the Duomo cathedral and San Marco basilica. Its interiors cover an area of more than 3000 square meters, making it larger than many big cathedrals, for example Stephensdom, Vienna's cathedral, has a smaller surface than this basilica in Milan.

The church has 18 side round altars apart from the main one, resembling in this the Cathedral of Orvieto or the Santo Spirito basilica by Brunelleschi in Florence.


























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Old January 1st, 2014, 03:20 PM   #849
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Santa Maria della Passione part II:

The mannerist completely frescoed sacristy, maybe the most beautiful sacristy in Milan, pure magic!





















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Santa Maria della Passione basilica, part III:































































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Santa Maria della Passione part IV: a short video about the basilica by the Milanodavedere team

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdD7wklgfko

Project of the basilica:



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Sant'Eustorgio basilica, a side chapel, the Cappella del Rosario or Crotta Caimi chapel, built in baroque styles from the architect Francesco Croce:

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The San Carlo al Corso basilica, the biggest neoclassical church in Milan. It has been also the last neoclassical built in Milan, ended in 1847. After Neoclassical style, only revivalist style has been produced, and some see in this the start of the decay of classical art, unable to produce any longer original classical styles. Who knows if we will be able to see again original and authentical classical styles someday...































The inspiration for this basilica is of course the Pantheon. The dome is 32 meters in width, very impressive round space in the interiors.

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Milanese baroque splendour in the ancient San Vittore al Corpo basilica:

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Today is january the 5th and to celebrate the january the 6th, the Epiphany, I'm gonna show you the basilica where there is the burial of the Three Wise Men, conserved partly here and partly in Koln, in Germany.

The basilica with this burial is one of the most important medieval monument in Milan, the Basilica of Sant'Eustorgio:





Bergognone's triptic:



Brivio chapel in details:



Details of the Bergognone's paintings, image from wikimedia commons:



















on the right, the roman era tomb with the Three Wise Men reliquiary:



IV century roman era Basilica remainings:















The altar, masterpiece of late lombard gothic sculpture from early XV century, work of Giovannino de' Grassi and Matteo da Campione:



Ancient medieval frescoes remainings on the huge columns:











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...and the usual video about Sant'Eustorgio made by our friends of Milanodavedere:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOwK4gH8Yc8
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Santi Re Magi little ancient romanesque church in Crescenzago district, north Milan:





A short video about the little ancient church, with nice images of the interiors:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi0c6TQ7eII
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Great updates, Tommolo! Especially S. Carolo and Santa Maria della Passione!!
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Thank you so much for your kind comments!
Yes San Carlo is indeed elegant and that's a pity that many tourists passing by everyday never look inside that church...it's situated in Corso Vittorio Emanuele, a main shopping street just behind the Duomo cathedral. Santa Maria della Passione has a really huge dome, and I'm a dome freak!

Yesterday was Saint Anthony abbot, and here you are the very decorated mannerist/baroque church dedicated to that saint in Milan. Is very near the Ca' Granda or the Università degli Studi di Milano:



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Sant'Antonino in Segnano little ancient church, originally built in XII century:







A short video about this small unknown ancient jewel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVsQqckYGdE

Another one small rural church, San Protaso al Lorenteggio, dating back to XI century:

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Picture of Luigi Petrazzoli:



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