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Old May 14th, 2017, 01:54 PM   #1301
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After all these big churches, let's discover for the first time in this thread which one os the smallest church in Milan. It's the San Protaso al Lorenteggio church! Only a few square meters, it's a small chapel but it has boasts some really interesting interiors! Let's discover them!

San Protaso al Lorenteggio, in the Lorenteggio district, is a little chapel in a green alleway between a very busy road that links with central Milan. This chapel was built probably around the year 1000 by the benedictine monks coming from the huge San Vittore basilica (we'll see it sometime soon in another post). It is also called in Lombard dialect "Gesa di lusert", that is "the church of the lizards" because it has been long abandoned before being restored and, they say, there were only lizards attending Mass there eheh!

Despite the small size, this little gem has an amazingly long history, they say that the empereor of the Holy Roman Empire, Frederick I Barbarossa of Hohenstaufen, stepped inside in here to pray during the siege of Milan in 1162. The milanese infact opposed strong resistance to the imperial forces in what today is known as the Lorenteggio district, and so the Empereor wanted to erase the whole hamlet including of course the chapel. But Barbarossa prayed inside the small church to obtain victory, which it actually obtained later, and so the church was safe. Unluckily in this victory we had spared San Protaso al Lorenteggio, but we lost the ancient city of Milan, erased by the empereor (except the churches).

In the XIX century, this small church also saw the meeting of the patriot known as "Carbonari" together with the leader Federico Confalonieri, to plan actions and strategies to free and unify Italy during the era known as "Risorgimento".

Here you are the small San Protaso al Lorenteggio church!

The very sober romanesque style exteriors:

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The interiors:

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Frescoes and synopiae strapped from ancient farms around there (it was a very rural area):

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Frescoes where you can see a part of the facade of the Duomo cathedral...even if the facade it was really far from being completed back then!

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The apsis with a really beautiful baroque fresco:

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Details of the synopia of a Madonna with a Child:

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To me, this is the cutest church of Milan, by far!

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Old May 14th, 2017, 09:36 PM   #1302
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And after many churches from Pavia, let's return to Milan, with a couple of ecleptic style churches from the beginning of XX century. Brand new churches, for the milanese standards, but still worth a mention.

Here we are the Santa Croce church, built between 1913 and 1917 by the architect Cecilio Arpesani. Built to celebrate the 1600 years of the edict of Milan by the roman empereor Constantine (at that time the capital of the western roman empire was Milan), it stands as one of the finest ecleptic churches in the city, built with an excellent quality design and extremely elegant materials, marbles and furnitures.

Its style is inspired in the paleochristian basilicas of Rome and Ravenna, to show continuity with the imperial age of Milan, when the christianism was legalized in all the roman empire thanks to Constantine.

The facade:

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Interiors:

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Notice the warm light coming in from the windows of alabaster:

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The "paleochristian" (sort of) baptistry:

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This is definitely one of my favourite ecleptic style churches in Milan, it has been designed with an excellent quality by Cecilio Arpesani, and to me it looks like a sort of "mini-Saint Paul outside the walls" of Rome...it just has the same feeling, just scaled down to 1/10 of the original eheh!

This church is spectacular, is one of the best examples of ecclesiastical architecture of the XX century in Milan, I see it at the height of that fantastic church art deco (Santi Nereo and Achilleo) that you posted a while ago. Outside it is inspired by St. Paul outside the walls of Rome but the interior is clearly taken from Ravenna (an excellent inspiration for my trip from next week to Emilia Romagna). Incredible light and atmosphere.
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Old May 14th, 2017, 10:04 PM   #1303
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Wow Ravenna...It's a really mindblowing city and the surrounding area is by far one of the richest in Italy for Romanesque and in general Late classic antiquity-High Middle Ages monuments and heritage...I strongly advice you to go and see Pomposa Abbey, a Sistine Chapel of proto-romanesque fresco technique, and also Nonantula would be on my bucket list, but unluckily it's still undergoing deep restorations due to the earthquakes of some years ago, so as far as I know it's open the romanesque crypt (one of the best one I've ever seen by the way) and the museum with the "signature" of Charlemagne, if you visit the museum you'll understand the quotation markes ehehe! Nonantula was an incredibly rich Library in the past...and then Ferrara and its Castle, but estremely beautiful are also Carpi and its castle, Modena and its cathedral, which disputes with Saint Ambrose in Milan the trophy of the most influential masterpiece of Romanesque art in Italy, ond of course Bologna, the "red Florence"...Parma and Mantua (in Lombardy but culturally E-R) are well worth a visit too!

To me, the best castle in Italy, both inside and outside, is the castle of Torrechiara near Parma. Mention of honour for the Colorno royal palace, a lavish baroque monument that is very easy to the eye!

By the way, this is the best time of the year to visit northern Italy, together with the early autumn and its foliage...try to find a place at the "osteria francescana" by Massimo Bottura in Modena and tell us how it was ehehe!

Welcome to the most "Carolingian" part of Italy and...Enjoy!
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Wow tommolo. At the end 4 days in Bologna, 1 in Ferrara, 1 in Ravenna and 1 in Mantua. What a combination of history, art, high culture and absolute beauty. Only Italy can offer this in the world.
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Old May 25th, 2017, 09:21 PM   #1305
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Amazing trip! I'm extremely happy you enjoyed E-R! Ravenna alone is well worhy a Stendhal syndrome! Bologna is the "gran desconocido" of that part of Italy, lots of gothic jewels and red bricks buildings that us northern italians love sooo much!

And talking about gothic and red bricks, here you are today's post about one of the very first examples of gothic building in Italy: Morimondo Abbey. It's still a very primitive gothic, almost romanesque in its feature, but it has the pointed arch and tall crossing vaults. It was begun in the year 1182, that is the year when in the Ile de France completed the (still almost romanesque) choir of Notre Dame in Paris, so we are at the very beginning of the Gothic era. Cistercians monks were the pan-European order that spread all over the continent the idea of Gothic style, and they arrived in Morimondo, just some 22 kms southwest of Milan, and they built this abbey inspired in Morimond Abbey in France, finished in the year 1296.

I used to live just 5,5 kms from Morimondo, in Abbiategrasso. I would strongly recommend a visit to the Abbey, but you know, maybe I'm just biased...

To visit this abbey is extremely easy and very enjoyable with bike, just arrive at Abbiategrasso train Station from Milan with a hired bike and then go along the Naviglio di Bereguardo, you'll see the abbeyafter just a few mile. Many takes a ride from Milan as well, just go along the Naviglio Grande until abbiategrasso and then turn left and take the naviglio di Bereguardo. It's a 27 kms route along the Navigli canals but you can go back to Milan taking the train back...

This is a real brick primitive gothic masterpiece, the Morimondo Abbey, started in 1182, one of the very first gothic buildings in Italy:

The (still quite Romanesque) facade:

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The interiors:

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The flat apsis, typical of the cistercians gothic:

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Side aisle:

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A fresco:

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The masterpiece of the Abbey, the Bernardino Luini's fresco of an Enthroned Madonna:

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The vault:

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Paintings:

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The frescoed baptistry:

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Morimondo Abbey near Milan part 2:


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The woodcarved stalls of the choir, by the artist from Abbiategrasso (my hometown) Francesco Giramo:

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Light effects:

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More pictures of the facade:

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The side:

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The typical cistercian gothic flat apse:

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The abbey complex:

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The valley behind the abbey:

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Perfectly preserved natural setting:

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The second largest basilica in Milan after the Duomo:

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Breathtakingly beautiful.
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Hello Tommolo. It has been several months since the last time I posted. I enjoyed looking at the new additions to your wonderful thread.

Magnificent, as always.
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Old July 22nd, 2017, 09:45 PM   #1309
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Thanks so much!

Time to something new!

The Certosa di Garegnano charterhouse, despite the fact of being in the outskirts of the city, is very easy to reach with train and tramways.

This charterhouse has been founded in the year 1349 by Giovanni Visconti, bishop and lord of the city.
During that period, the great poet Francesco Petrarca (one of the father of Italian Language according to Pietro Bembo) was here too.

The church was rebuilt in late renaissance style in the year 1562 to a design of the architect Vincenzo Seregni, but then evolved during the first decades of XVII century in an early baroque style.

The frescoes here are of extremely high, world-class quality, work of the old masters Simone Peterzano, the one who taught how to paint to Caravaggio (frescoes of the year 1578), and early baroque frescoes of Daniele Crespi (year 1629).

The charterhouse of Milan has been visited by many historical figures, like St. Bernardino of Siena, St. Charles Borromeo (of course) and Felipe IV of Spain. During his Grand Tour of Italy, also Lord Byron visited the church, and was very impressed by the quality of the frescoes.

To me it's one of the finest churches in Milan. Not so big, but a really amazing jewel of the Late Renaissance (second half of 1500s).

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The chapel of the Annunciation, with an altarpiece of Enea Salmeggia, called "Il Talpino", and late baroque frescoes by Biagio Bellotti.

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Old July 26th, 2017, 01:30 AM   #1310
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Some picture of the "Duomo", the cathedral of Milan, the symbol of the city:

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The monument dedicated to the winning project for the facade of the cathedral, by the architect Giuseppe Brentano:

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The gothic masterpiece of Hans von Fernach, german sculptor, that realized this magnificent portal to the southern sacristy:

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The apsis stained glass windows:

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The amazing marble floor...

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The counter facade:

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Before and after the restoration works...I guess it's not necessary which part has already undergone through restoration and which one not...

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The dark patina on the marbles that has to be removed has been caused by the candles used for centuries to enlighten the interiors...

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Old July 26th, 2017, 02:51 AM   #1311
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San Babila basilica, in the same plaza in the heart of Milan.

This little basilica used to be one of the most important in Milan, the original structure is dating back to the IX century, above a previous religious building maybe dating back to VII century. In the interiors the capitals presents strong similarities with the ones of Sant'Ambrogio. Anyway, the church undergone through constant rebuildings, and at the end of XIX century- beginning of the XX century this little basilica was "restored" to an (hypotetical) romanesque style, but now shows a strong "neo romanesque", revivalist style to it, rather than a genuine romanesque style, if you know what I mean...
The interiors were restored between 1881 and 1890 by Paolo Cesa Bianchi to a neoromanesque style, while the facade was restored in 1905 by architect Cesare Nava.

The facade:



Picture by Giovanni Dall'Orto.

The neoromanesque interiors:

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Old July 26th, 2017, 03:12 AM   #1312
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San Pietro Celestino in Via Senato church.

We have almost never seen this church here, I guess. It is used by the Egyptian Coptic Christian community of Milan. The original medieval church was built in 1317, but then was rebuilt in baroque style in 1735 by the architect Marco Bianchi. The facade is very similar to the one of the close late baroque church of San Francesco di Paola in Via Manzoni, and it was originally built in sandstone, but it was so damaged that at the beginning of the XX century, the facade was rebuilt identical in molded concrete.

The sacristy is the oldest remaining part of the church, a gothic, medieval chapel of the XIV century with crossing vault and traces of 1300s frescoes, one of the countless hidden gems of Milan...

The facade:

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The interiors (this church needs a restoration):

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The vault with a safety net (this is why is blurry):

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Details of the beautiful stucco works of the vault:

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XVII century crucifixion:

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Our Lady appearing to St. Peter Celestine, school of Ercole Procaccini:

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The Apsis:

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St. Maurice and St. Francis, by Cristoforo Storer:

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The counter facade:

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Old July 26th, 2017, 09:48 AM   #1313
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San Pietro Celestino in Via Senato church.
It is used by the Egyptian Coptic Christian community of Milan.

Is this curious. Since when does the Coptic community come in Milan? Is it a modern assignment or does it come from old?
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Old July 26th, 2017, 11:19 AM   #1314
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It's a modern assignement. In the city center there is a plethora of small churches that were thought for an extremely dense and crowded population (almost all the citizenship was enclosed by the Navigli channels ring, 3 square km), but now the city has grown and the centre is no longer crowded, I would say that is mainly used for tertiary purposes, offices and so on...so the many many small churches are no longer serving a local community.

I count some 75 ancient churches only inside the Navigli channels ring, 3 square kms...so there is a church every 40000 square meters...or every 200 meters if you prefer...quite impressive! Would be impossible to keep them opened all the time...

Instead of let them closed all the time, they choose to give the small churches to the different, growing communities of other churches and other confessions, there is a number of examples in the very heart of the city.
I can name Santo Stefano in Brolo and Santa Maria della Consolazione churches for the Philippino community, the greek orthodox church of Santa Maria Podone, the Eastern Orthodox churches of Santa Maria alla Vittoria and San Vito al Pasquirolo and so on...it's better to keep them opened somehow, because otherwise these ancient structures may suffer for bad conservation...the San Pietro Celestino church has been closed for years and now it needs restorations...
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San Marco basilica, one of the largest churches of Milan:

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Once gothic interiors, transformed into a sober and elegant baroque style:

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Beautiful monochrome fresco:

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The masterpiece of the basilica, the Foppa chapel, with frescoes of Giovanni Paolo Lomazzo, 1571.

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The copy of Caravaggio's deposition in the Vaticans Museums:

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Old July 26th, 2017, 01:04 PM   #1316
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Next to the MUST, the National Museum of Science and Technology, one of the most visited museum in Milan, we can find the grand basilica of San Vittore al Corpo.

The facade is quite plain:



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But the interiors are really breathtaking! An amazing example of Mannerism!

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The amazing, golden apse:

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The dome:

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Old July 26th, 2017, 01:50 PM   #1317
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And now one of my favourite basilica of Milan, the paleochristian San Simpliciano church whose construction began more than 1600 years ago, between the year 374 and 397.

The side exteriors still show roman (not romanesque, roman!) architecture, for instance compare it with the almost contemporary Hall of Costantius Clorus in Trier, Germany.

20170512_163408_HDR by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

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The Hall of Costantine in Trier:



(from internet, no credits available at the moment)

The main facade:

20170512_161213 by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

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20170512_161254 by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

The interiors:

20170512_161332 by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

20170512_161423 by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

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20170512_161912 by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

The transept:

20170512_161957 by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

20170512_162010 by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

20170512_162019 by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

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The side nave, almost gothic...

20170512_162100 by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

20170512_162107 by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

The masterpiece of the basilica, the fresco on the apsis of Bergognone:

20170512_162153 by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

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An extremely interesting, well preserved ancient roman small chapel, from the times right before Constantine the Great's Edict of Milan allowing the Christian cult in all the Roman Empire.

20170512_162325 by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

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20170512_162506 by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

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Wonderful examples and photographs.
The decoration of San Vittore reminds me of that of Sant'andrea de Mantova, with the casetones.
I really liked the monochrome fresco of San Marco. In San Petronio of Bologna I saw a monocrome painting cycle of Girolamo da Treviso really spectacular.
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Old July 27th, 2017, 01:35 PM   #1319
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Thank you for your comments!
Yes, we are more or less a century after the Sant'Andrea in Mantua by Leon Battista Alberti, and the Renaissance style evolved into a more decorated style, the Mannerism. The coffered (cassettoni) barrel vault was an extremely popular choice between the second half of XV and the end of XVI century. Probably the interiors of San Vittore basilica should be credited to Galeazzo Alessi, whose style is actually a very ornamented Roman Mannerism (many of his works may be seen in Genoa). We are definitely moving towards Baroque style.

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Santa Maria ad Fontem sanctuary in Locate Triulzi, located some 12 kms south of the Duomo cathedral of Milan, very easy to get to with the suburban train line S13 direction Pavia.

This church is made of three churches one above the other, the lowest one (not visitable at the moment) being at the level of the springs that once was considered to be miraculous, and that gave the name to the sanctuary ("ad fontem" in latin means "of the springs").
The original, lowest church was maybe built in the XIII century, and the upper church was built because of a miracle that maybe happened in 1522.
The setting is extremely quiet and enjoyable, very rural and agricoltural, with farms and cows literally surrounding the church.
We are in the Southern Lambro Valley, maybe the lowest part of the Bassa Milanese valley, and water literally springs from the ground.
Beside the church there is a farm, the Cascina Fontana, that takes its name after the sanctuary.

The highlight of this church is an amazing Leonardesque fresco of a Madonna with the Child.

The exteriors. On the left, you can see the Cascina Fontana farm, close to the Sanctuary:

20170726_163823_HDR by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

The campanile, or bell tower, is 35 meters tall and it's the landmark for this otherwise very flat land:

20170726_163633_HDR by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

20170726_163629_HDR by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

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20170726_163451_HDR by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

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20170726_163430_HDR by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

The interiors:

20170726_163328_HDR by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

20170726_161612_HDR by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

20170726_161627_HDR by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

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20170726_161724_HDR by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

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And now, the most ancient and the most important part of the church, the lower church!

Let's take the staircase to the lower level!

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The masterpiece of the church, well worth a visit!
A Renaissance fresco of a Madonna with a Child, of Leonardesque feature. Bernardino Luini or one of his fellows, maybe? There is not yet an answer...

20170726_162053_HDR by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

20170726_162120_HDR by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

Other frescoes on the lowest level, below the lower church, maybe at level of the springs that gives the name to the church "ad fontem"

20170726_162148_HDR by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

20170726_162207_HDR by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

20170726_162219_HDR by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

Ex votos:

20170726_162231_HDR by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

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A delicious maquette of the church:

20170726_162241_HDR by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

20170726_162310_HDR by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

Amazing the colours and the leonardesque "sfumato":

20170726_162427_HDR by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

20170726_162508_HDR by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

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Between the fields:

20170726_161219_HDR by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

20170726_161210_HDR by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

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Santa Maria del Carmine church, in Brera district, very close to the National Gallery of Brera (a must sight in Milan!)
The church has been built between 1339 and 1400 by the architect Bernardo da Venezia, and was then finished only in 1446 by architect Pietro Antonio Solari, famous for being...the architect of the red towers of the Kremlin in Moscow! You didn't know this, right?

Today is the church of the english-speaking community of Milan (mainly britons and americans: in Milan and the rest of Lombardy there are more than 20000 Us citizen!)

If you think the facade is very similar to the one of San Marco basilica, you're right, they both have been designed by the same architect, the revivalist Carlo Maciachini. This neo-gothic facade, year 1880, is one of his masterpiece:

(in the plaza you can see also one of the artworks of Igor Mitoraj)

20170512_164415 by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

20170512_164538 by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

The interiors are original, middle ages gothic. The style is brick Lombard gothic, and it is very similar (yet actually a lot smaller) to the Santa Maria del Carmine (same name, same style) basilica in Pavia.

20170512_164631 by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

20170512_164646 by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

The neogothic baptistry:

20170512_164702 by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

20170512_164732 by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

Side nave:

20170512_164746 by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

20170512_164756 by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

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The transept:

20170512_165118 by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

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The counter facade:

20170512_165212 by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

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And here's the Pinacoteca di Brera, right behind the apsis of the Santa Maria del Carmine church, one of the most important art galleries in Italy, a collection of more than 2000 artworks, thought by Napoleon Bonaparte to be Italy's sister of the Louvre. Napoleonic expoliation made this collection a world class museum, taking absolute masterpiece from areas like Venice and the Veneto, the Adriati Italy and the Emilia Romagna region.

20170512_170117 by 04bc40240a2368c44cd1c20b632e705d, su Flickr

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