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Chiesa di San Pietro in Gessate, Milan

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San Pietro in Gessate is a church in Milan, northern Italy. Built in the 15th century, it is a noteworthy example of Gothic architecture.DescriptionThe architect was either Guiniforte Solari or his son Pietro Antonio. The church has a nave and two aisles, with square-plan, groin vaulted spans, flanked by two rows of chapels. Instead of the traditional Gothic piers, the naves are separated by Corinthian columns in granite, the sole indication in the church of the contemporary humanist revolution started in Florence by Brunelleschi and others.San Pietro in Gessate is home to a series of paintings of the Renaissance in Lombardy. Artists who worked here include Giovanni Donato Montorfano, Bernardino Butinone and Bernardo Zenale. The latter responsible for the impressive Histories of St.Ambrose in the Grifi Chapel. The chapel has a notable tombstone statue of Ambrogio Grifi by Benedetto Briosco. In the early 16th century Vincenzo Foppa completed for this church his famous Deposition, which later acquired by the Museum of Berlin and lost during World War II. From 1514 is a fresco by Ambrogio Bergognone portraying the Funeral of St Martin.
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  • Beautiful church at two steps from the Centre of Milan is near the Palace of Justice, dating from the 12th century and enlarged in the 15th, with a cycle of frescoes on the life of Sant'ambrogio. Worth visiting.
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  • saw the Church of s. Pietro in Gessate accidentally, because it is located far away from the major attractions of Milan, therefore, specifically to ride is not required. Although the Church itself is very interesting, quiet and with beautiful ancient frescoes.
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  • St. Peter's Church in Gessate is a sufficient distance from the major attractions of Milan and its central square. But it is notable. The Catholic Church was built in 15 century monastic order Benedictine convent, monastery which was located nearby, but now in his buildings is high school. In the year 1943 bombed the temple is very badly damaged, don't know how miraculously survived at least partly ancient frescoes inside. A very bright place.
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  • Right in front of the Court of Milan.
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