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Old August 29th, 2014, 05:49 PM   #961
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Here we are again! back from the summer rest!

I publish now some pictures shot by SSC Italia forumer Boardlord, who kindly agreed in letting me publish his photos of a baroque church that's always closed, it's called Santa Maria della Salute, like the more famous venetian basilica with the great Titian paintings we all know. Like the venetian cousin, this one church too has been built during a terrific plague outbreak. The building of the church began in 1694. It has a beatiful fresco on the vault of the oval nave painted in year 1717 by Pietro Maggi. Since its elegant and oval shape is popularly known as "el viulùn" in milanese dialect, that is "the cello". Most beautiful are also the leonardesque painting of the main altar (from a pupil of Cesare da Sesto, maybe), and also the statues beside it.

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Old August 31st, 2014, 05:24 AM   #962
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Night view of the stunning Santa Maria alle Grazie basilica, UNESCO world heritage site with its Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci's true masterpiece:



Image found via Milanodavedere's Facebook page, picture shot by Davide Gasparinetti
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Old September 17th, 2014, 05:53 PM   #963
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Sant'Antonio abate mannerist/baroque church, a jewel in the crown of Milanese historical architecture:







From the Facebook page Touring Club Italiano - Aperti per voi
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Old October 1st, 2014, 12:36 PM   #964
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Certosa di Garegnano:











Pictures seen in the Milano da Vedere's Facebook page, shoot by Guido Codecasa
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Old October 5th, 2014, 06:18 AM   #965
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The Cathedral of Milan:


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Old October 5th, 2014, 12:27 PM   #966
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Thank you for the contribution! A beautiful video showing one of the World's grandest gothic building!
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Old October 6th, 2014, 12:31 AM   #967
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Old October 8th, 2014, 02:48 AM   #968
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Santa Maria alle Grazie church, the absidal part by Donato Bramante:



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Old October 13th, 2014, 03:48 PM   #969
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even the smallest churches, often insignificant on the exteriors, are precious inside. That may seems a chocolate candy's phrase, I know, but in Milan is truth.

Sant'Antonino in Segnano, in the northern ouskirts of the city.

Outside, just meh...





Inside, just wow!











These frescoes represent the Battle of the Bicocca, in 1522, between the Spanish and his king Charles V and the French with his king Francis I. The battle was won by spanish troops, that also gained the definitive battle in Pavia in 1525, one of the most impressive battle ever, with some 60 thousand men fighting, disputating nothing less than the dominion over northern Italy. The Bicocca is now a borough not far at all from Segnano, where this church is settled.





frescoes now exposed in the modern apsis:



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Old October 18th, 2014, 11:06 AM   #970
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Santa Maria della Passione basilica, one of the biggest in city.



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Old October 18th, 2014, 11:14 AM   #971
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San Gregorio Magno church, with the fresco of Morgari:







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Old October 19th, 2014, 01:27 PM   #973
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regarding the importance of the Battle of Biccoca say that it has transcended the Spanish language
the word bicoca means bargain because it was a battle in which he scored a lot with little
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Old October 20th, 2014, 12:09 PM   #974
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ahhaha! Yes it's true, I never considered this!
Anyway, the battle of Pavia is well known too in the spanish popular culture,
for example there is a typical appetizer of Madrid called "soldaditos de Pavia", that is "little soldiers of Pavia" made with fried dried cod and bell peppers...I think that the dish is called this way because of the red and yellow colour of the ingredients...

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Sant'Antonio abate mannerist/baroque church, a jewel in the crown of Milanese historical architecture:


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Another masterpiece.
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 08:45 PM   #976
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San Calimero basilica, originally built in the V century above a roman temple dedicated to Apollo, it was heavily "restored" in 1882.



Neoromanesque XIX century ecleptic interiors:









And a late renaissance crypt painted by the Fiammenghini brothers:







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Old November 3rd, 2014, 09:02 PM   #977
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Santa Maria alla Fonte, or Santa Maria la Rossa, south Milan, along the Naviglio Pavese. It was built above a wooden building of roman era of the II century, then was rebuilt in bricks between the IV and the VI century. What we see nowadays is an high medieval building dating back to the X century.

Plain romanesque facade:



...but we're now used to what means a plain, shallow exterior, don't we? It means extremely interesting interiors! We'll see it later!



the beautiful apsis:





Ready? We go inside!













A roman statue (head) inside the walls: the meaning is that the imperial era is now gone, imperial romans are the past, now (in the Middle Ages) there is another Rome, that is the Church.



Roman era basements:





Roman mosaics on the pavement:





Romanesque frescoes:







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Mirasole abbey:








exterior medieval carvings:



The interiors:



Very beautiful side chapel:



Detail:



ceiling:





Detail:



The most beautiful frescoed gothic apsis:





the astonishing fresco. It is 700 years old! Wow! Look at the colours!





The medieval farm:









The whole complex:



The beautiful cloisters:



And the bell tower:



Detail:



See the smiling face? Mira solis, watching the sun in latin, that's the name of this abbey!

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Ok this is a little bit "far", but still in the Milan metropolitan area, we're 35 kms or 21 miles east the Duomo cathedral of Milan: this is the Santuario di Caravaggio. And no, this small town called Caravaggio is not where the world famous Michelangelo Merisi, called the Caravaggio, was born. He was born in Milan, and was baptized in the Santo Stefano church, behind the duomo. This sanctuary, started in 1575 by the great architect Pellegrino Tibaldi, is very interesting though. Almost 100 metres long and 33 wide, has a 64 meters tall dome, making it one of the tallest in Lombardy. The sanctuary was built where there has been an appearing of the Virgin Mary, the 26th of may of year 1432.



















The very original interior: the main altar is at the center of the structure: so there are two main naves, one toward east and one toward west, both watching at the central main altar. This fact leads to the fact that there are two "main" facades, a western and an "eastern" main facade...we'll see that instead of the apsis you'll see...another main facade...it's the first time I see this kind of solution, I have to say!

Western main nave:





Look at the astonishing main organ!







The central altar, right under the dome:







The tall dome, very badly lightened:





and this is the eastern facade...



You see? No apsis, the altar is at the center! So, two facade on the two short sides...



All these pictures are mine.

Now, here's what the interior of the dome looks like, I'm gonna show you through an image I found on the internet:



The most important piece of art on the interior is this very big painting from the Bergognone, master of Lombard early renaissance:



The sacristy is magnificently carved:



Look at the amazing carvings on the ceiling! WoW! The assunta paintings is from Giuseppe Procaccini:



And this is the crypt, the sancta sanctorum, where originally the sacred spring was located, right behind the altar and right below the tall dome:



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Ok this is a little bit "far", but still in the Milan metropolitan area, we're 35 kms or 21 miles east the Duomo cathedral of Milan: this is the Santuario di Caravaggio. And no, this small town called Caravaggio is not where the world famous Michelangelo Merisi, called the Caravaggio, was born. He was born in Milan, and was baptized in the Santo Stefano church, behind the duomo. This sanctuary, started in 1575 by the great architect Pellegrino Tibaldi, is very interesting though. Almost 100 metres long and 33 wide, has a 64 meters tall dome, making it one of the tallest in Lombardy. The sanctuary was built where there has been an appearing of the Virgin Mary, the 26th of may of year 1432.

Look at the amazing carvings on the ceiling! WoW! The assunta paintings is from Giuseppe Procaccini:

Exquisite
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