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San Fedele Church, Milan

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San Fedele is a Jesuit church in Milan, northern Italy. It is entitled to St. Fidelis of Como, patron of the Catholic diocese of Como.Located in Saint Fedele Square in the centre of the city, near the Palazzo Marino, the Teatro alla Scala and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the church was commissioned by Charles Borromeo from Pellegrino Tibaldi (1559).DescriptionThe interior is on a single nave, with tall columns in granite. The presbytery was prolonged in the 17th century by Francesco Maria Richino, who also designed the notable sacristy.The interior is decorated with artworks that include a Pietà by Simone Peterzano, a St. Ignatius by Giovanni Battista Crespi (il Cerano) and a Transfiguration, by Lucio Fontana. A Madonna of the Snake by Ambrogio Figino, once found in the church, is now in the church of Sant'Antonio Abate of the city.
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  • Beautiful church always open even during the lunch break during the week giving you the ability to enter and pray
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  • The Church of San Fedele, built by Charles Borromeo in person to welcome you to the Jesuit order. The decorative exuberance of the Interior is mostly from the 14th-century Church of Santa Maria della Scala, was destroyed to make way for, at the end of the eighteenth century, at La Scala. The works kept in the Church of San Fedele offer a nice overview of milanese art of the late sixteenth century with works by Giovanni Ambrogio Figino, Bernardino Campi, Carlo Urbino, Simone Peterzano, the master of Caravaggio, Cerano, right up to modern works by Lucio Fontana. Dear also to Manzoni, who is remembered with an inscription and that will die for a fall in the churchyard, the Church is now an outstanding example of 16th-century culture of Milan, strongly dependent on the adjustment to the wishes expressed by the Borromean dictates the Council of Trent.
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  • ... it is very close to the Duomo, the Vittorio Emanuelle II Gallery ylogicamente, it is very nice, I suggest to go through there.
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  • I love this place because the Church bears my name
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  • Suffers from its proximity to the most famous cathedral, but it remains a beautiful church to see.
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  • The Church of San Fedele has been built in the 12th century there was a church with the same name. When in 1566 the Jesuits called from San Carlo Borromeo established here their headquarters, presented a first draft of the rebuilding which was rejected in favor of the pilgrims. A few years later, next to the Church, was built a college that until the second half of 1700 was the site of the main house of Lombardy of the Jesuits. During the same period, the entire contents of the nearby church of Santa Maria della Scala, which had been demolished, was transported to San Fedele. For this reason, the full name of the latter is Santa Maria della Scala in San Fedele. The beautiful dome was designed by Francesco Maria Richino and, watching the façade realized in 1835 following the designs of pilgrims, it is impossible not to notice the bas-relief by Gaetano Matteo Monti, the assumption, as well as two rows of Corinthian columns on the left side. The Interior has a single nave, is embellished with works from 1500 to the early 1900, many of which, as already mentioned, here brought from the nearby Santa Maria alla Scala. Among the many works to be admired, the Madonna of the Torriani, 13th-century fresco and the Madonna della Scala. After the second altar on the right, in the beautiful wooden store, housed in a confessional, is the Act of death of Manzoni.
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