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Basilica of Saint Vincenzo in Prato, Milan
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The basilica of San Vincenzo in Prato is a church in Milan, northern Italy. It is the only one in city which has entirely maintained its original Palaeo-Christian appearance.HistoryThe first church was founded by the Lombard king Desiderius in 770, who dedicated it to the Virgin Mary. Later it was entitled to St. Vincent, when the latter's relics were found in an urn in the crypt, together with those of St. Quirinus and St. Nicomedes (859) and St. Abundius. The name in Prato derives from its location in the "pratum" (in the field) area owned by bishop Odelpertus.In 806 a Benedictine convent was added to the church; in the late years of the same century and in the early 10th century the church, in dismaying conditions, was rebuilt, but with similar appearance. The octagonal baptistery on the exterior, on the left, was built by architect Paolo Mezzanotte in year 1932, and includes a column-shaped font called Pietra santa (the Saint Stone) coming from the ancient church of S. Nazaro in Pietra Santa, which was demolished in year 1889 during the construction of the new Via Dante. The convent was suppressed in 1520 and in 1598 the church was restored and turned into a parish.Plan your visit to Basilica of Saint Vincenzo in Prato and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Milan tour planner.
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È sicuramente una delle più vecchie chiese di milano perchè risale a prima dell'anno 1000. È stata comunque restaurata ma conserva un fascino unico. La parte originale è l'abside con la cripta. Non è ... read more »Is certainly one of the oldest churches in Milan because it dates back to before the year 1000. Has been restored but retains its own unique charm. The original part is the apse with the crypt. It's not so much a tourist spot as a guide but a church that inspires peace and serenity, to pray or simply find a moment of recollection.show original
Базилика Сан-Виченцо ин Прато -это отлично сохранившаяся раннехристианская базилика в Милане. Монументальная, их красного кирпича.. Ее архитектуру изучают студенты.Basilica of San Vicenzo John Prato is a perfectly preserved early Christian basilica in Milan. Monumental, their red brick ... Her students are studying architecture.show original
Выглядит очень древней, хотя, впрочем, она и есть очень древняя. Архитектура отличается крайней строгостью, напоминающей скорее крепость, чем базилику. Внутри сохранились фрески. Это другой Милан.Looks very ancient, though, however, it is very ancient. The architecture is very strictly, which resembles a fortress rather than the Basilica. Inside are preserved frescoes. This is another Milan.show original
Milano da vedereIt is the only Church of Milan to retain the authentic early Christian style. Built by the Lombard king Desiderius in 770, over the remains of a Roman temple, was dedicated to the Virgin and later at St. Vincent, after his remains were found. In the year 806, the Benedictine monastery was added which was suppressed in 1520. With the Napoleonic laws this Deconsecrated churches came before and then turned into a warehouse, until at the end of 1800 individuals the restored. It is amazing how all the restorations over the centuries, has been made by maintaining its original appearance. Inside you can admire a fresco from the 15th century.The Church is called "in the Meadow" because it was in an estate called Prata.show original
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