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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Passione, Milan

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  • Other reviewers have already described the treasures of this church. I would leave a practical indication. The Chapter House is open, as I understand it, only through the good will of individuals. Given that it is a place of great beauty, I recommend heading straight down the aisle to inquire about the possibility of a visit. Worth it.
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  • In the Church wide as a square, the largest after the Cathedral, there's an important open air collection of Lombard artists from 500 to 700. In addition to 2 unique bodies in Lombardy. Symbolism and art, Spirituality and emotions!
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  • A stunning complex is architecturally decorative point of view, it is good to visit, with the help from brochures – on sale at 1 € (January 2017) – which tells very briefly the history of the Church and gives the plant, with the placement of the various works. But for those who have little time and didn't want to buy the brochures, I provide some information (hopefully helpful). The construction of the Church lasted nearly three centuries: it was built as a central plan Church and with a Tribune from the plant, starting from 1485, inside a monastery of canons regular of St. Augustine, called Lateranensi, on a background-where there was already a chapel of the Madonna della Passione-owned by Daniele Birago, Member of a wealthy milanese family linked to the Sforza Court (she wanted to be buried); around the end of the sixteenth century was expanded-designed by Martino Bassi-with the addition of longitudinal aisles, with two rows of chapels conclude with a semicircular apse, taking on the appearance that we see today; the façade, elaborate, in guidelines, by Martino Bassi, was completed only in 1692 by the sculptor Giuseppe Rusnati with sculptures and reliefs, the largest of which are inspired by episodes of the passion of Christ (from left to right: Christ at the column, the deposition of Christ, the crowning with thorns). S. Maria della Passione, Milan is second only to the Cathedral, is considered one of the most beautiful monuments of the late Renaissance in Milan, although some parts (the façade, the altar, for instance) are Baroque. Contains a large number of paintings (frescoes and paintings) of great value by some of the greatest artists of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (Daniele Crespi, Simone Peterzano, Gaudenzio Ferrari, ...); the prevailing theme is that of Christ's passion, but – given that the passion is just the premise of the triumph of Christ – there are also the resurrection, the Ascension and the coronation of Mary. The Interior has a nave and two aisles, each with 6 chapels. The nave is covered by a barrel vault with frescoes, executed in the late 16th century with shades of gray and gold; on the pillars, octagonal paintings attributed to Daniele Crespi and his school, depicting Saints and celebrities of the order of the Lateran; on the pillars of the Central Octagon, surmounted by a beautiful sixteenth-century Dome, eight paintings (also by Daniele Crespi) depicting Christ's passion at different times only. The apse of the nave, the transept and the left are frescoes (colourful turn the left one) and decorated with oil paintings. The aisles are lower and have simple vaults; all the chapels are richly decorated with frescoes (not all in perfect condition, unfortunately) and altarpieces. A special feature of this church is the exceptional presence – in the Central Octagon-two pipe organs with doors painted, the one on the right by Carlo Urbino (the crowning with thorns, on the outside, Flagellation and Ecce Homo, on the inside), the one on the left by Daniele Crespi (the washing of the feet on the outside, the crucifixion and Deposition on the inside). External doors are visible only during the Lenten season, when the organs are closed. The presence of two organs, their technical characteristics and excellent acoustics of the Church makes it particularly suitable for concerts (especially Baroque music). As if that wasn't enough what is enclosed within the Church, the Chapter House-where they kept the regular meetings of the canons-there is a monumental paintings constructed around 1510-1515 by Ambrogio da Fossano Bergognone said: boards and murals depict, on the walls, lunettes and Christ and the Apostles, Saints and popes belonging to the order of the Lateran canons; on a starry sky and the grotesque. Particularly interesting that on Christ, placed in the middle of the wall opposite the entrance to original, perspective rays converge, even those panels that he is assisted by: the geometry of the composition has been placed at the service of an obvious symbolic configuration. Moreover, in the construction of the Hall was given the height of the point of view of the visitor, who has the illusion to attend personally to a veritable Symposium of Apostles, popes, Saints and doctors of the Church. (Please note that the room is open to visitors according to the indications given in Church) Next to the Church, to close the church yard paved with pebbles, laterally to a typically Lombard, the monastery with its cloister: suppressed by Napoleon, today it houses the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory.
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  • Milan's second biggest church after the Duomo. Particularly noteworthy are the dome and the first chapel on the left, with a painting that depicts Saint Charles Borromeo fasting.
  • A beautiful place for spirituality and religion
  • Extremely beautiful church.
  • Church that brings together pieces of history of Milan and not only from its construction. To visit the chapter house painted completely!
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  • Monumental Church near the prominent octagonal dome Conservatory., that you can see entering the courtyard of the Conservatory. The two major organs, and the chapter work of a. Bergognone. well worth a visit.
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