Church

Church of Santa Maria in Calvenzano

Church of Santa Maria in Calvenzano [26Km from Milan]

May 13, 2014by

A document dating back to 1093 attests to the fact that in that year the “de Meregnano” family was granted authorization to cede one of its churches in Calvenzano to a Cluniac community which transformed …

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Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie

Santa Maria delle Grazie

May 12, 2014by

The Santa Maria delle Grazie was built between 1466 and 1490 to a design by architect Guiniforte Solari. The design of the church’s apse was commissioned by Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan, and was later …

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San Pietro in Gessate

Church of San Pietro in Gessate

May 12, 2014by

The Church of San Pietro in Gessate was built by the monks of the Humiliates Order between 1447 and 1475, near an old 13th century convent dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul. Formerly located in open countryside, …

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Abbey of Viboldone

The Abbey of Viboldone [18Km from Milan]

May 12, 2014by

Founded by the monks of the Humiliates Order in 1176, the Abbey of Viboldone is now home to a community of nuns whose life work consists in restoring ancient books and codices. The Church, dedicated to …

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Abbey of Morimondo

Abbey of Morimondo [26Km from Milan]

May 12, 2014by

Founded in 1134 by the Cistercian monks who came from the Monastery of Morimond in France just north of Dijon, the Abbey of Morimondo soon became a stronghold of  agricultural colonization. The monks …

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Abbey of Mirasole

Abbey of Mirasole [12Km from Milan]

May 12, 2014by

Founded by the monks of the Humiliates Order in the first half of the 13th century, the Abbey of Mirasole is considered one of the most impressive examples of a medieval farmhouse courtyard in Italy. …

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Abbey of Chiaravalle

Abbey of Chiaravalle

May 12, 2014by

Built in 1135 by Bernardo di Clairvaux, the Abbey of Chiaravalle is located in Parco Agricolo Sud Milano, a network of canals dating back to the time when the Cistercian monks were instrumental in draining …

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Abbey of San Lorenzo in Monlue

Abbey of San Lorenzo in Monlue

May 12, 2014by

Built in 1267, the Abbey of San Lorenzo in Monlue features an imposing square-shaped bell tower, embellished by cornices and suspended arches. Its interior boasts a single nave dominated by a 16th …

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Basilica of Saint Ambrose

Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio

April 09, 2014by

The Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio is one of the most historic basilicas in Milan. Built under St. Ambrose (the patron saint of Milan) between 379-386 A.D., the church is a wonderful example of Romanesque …

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Duomo

Duomo, the cathedral

February 02, 2014by

Among one of the most important (and majestic) Gothic buildings in the world, the church, constructed on and off over a period of 450 years (begun 1386) is the symbol of Milan. Built in the shape of a …

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