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Santuario di Santa Maria alla Fontana, Milan

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  • Lovely place, Council for a Sunday visit with family!! really awesome place!!
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  • In the Centre of the tourist Milanonun is unknown but as a difference with holy water within the Church. 1507 made novel in the holy water of Church at all and try you will not regret it. From the back of the Church to drink holy water just past the little prayer bahceye Camekanlı must enter the inside. Little by little from each faucet
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  • The complex of Santa Maria alla Fontana is currently composed of the Church (comparatively modern) located at street level and the Chapel/Shrine which is reached by descending the staircase on the right of the façade of the Church. As a whole, has more than 5 centuries of history, travagliatissima. The lower Chapel, placed in a depression, a couple of meters below street level, it should be the oldest building, built from 1507 at the behest of the French Governor Charles d'amboise, where there was a small chapel built to protect an image placed at the head of a trough from which gushed water believed to be miraculous (the Governor himself was healed thanks to it). It is a square, whose oratory were and are attached two patios porches/two cloisters, presenting an original time dodecagonal (inspired by models of Roman antiquity): God the father blessing, wooden and gilded stucco, is at the Centre and is entirely surrounded by Saints, fresh painted probably by artists from the school of Bernardino Luini (15th century); also the walls of the sacristy and the opening to the cloisters (once served to allow passage of the sick and pilgrims) are totally painted. In this Chapel houses the medieval stone from which emerge the eleven "miraculous" water gushes. Above this shrine is directly linked to it by means of two stairways, was the Church real, enlarged in the 17th century, was gradually demolished and rebuilt; the current one (a single nave with side chapels featuring baroque altars on which they are located and statues, which takes little light from modern and colourful stained glass Windows contains an imposing 17th-century wooden tabernacle on an altar), does not retain practically nothing more than the original. It received its present appearance around 1920 by the architects Enrico Alberto Griffini, Paolo Cesa Bianchi and Paul Midnight; the façade was rebuilt, inspired by the Renaissance in Lombardy. Around this complex, which has long been one of the most important medical facilities in Milan along with the Ca ' Granda and al Lazzaretto, have flourished and continue to be handed down some stories, which should increase its value and attract more visitors: that author of the architectural project was Leonardo da Vinci or Bramante (while the documents indicate as a designer the less famous Giovanni Antonio Amadeo); the water is miracle (even if initially it was because it was from a pool that has been polluted in the 800 after the fire of an adjacent factory of bitumen, today hardly can be since the water spurting ... comes from the aqueduct: but there are people who still makes Commons!). The upper Church, who already knew, is not – in my opinion-especially nice, nor outside (pseudo-Renaissance) or inside, which is decidedly unequal: baroque altars – with unknown publishers – and colorful stained glass Windows the 20th century in a classroom altogether somber. The lower Chapel is undoubtedly a gem nicely restored, which would deserve to be presented better and to be valued. The structure of the Sanctuary (sacellum and cloisters) is interesting, but the frescoes of the cloisters are – sadly – very ruined. The complex is worth a visit: best if you come prepared (on site have not found information); better yet if you are driven!
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