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St Cristoforo sul Naviglio, Milan

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4.7/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
San Cristoforo sul Naviglio is a church in Milan, northern Italy.HistoryThe complex is composed by two churches. The left one is the most ancient, which is known to be a Romanesque reconstruction of a far more ancient edifice (probably in turn located on the site of a Roman temple). The Romanesque edifice was again rebuilt in the 13th century, when the Naviglio Grande was excavated. In the mid-14th century it received the Gothic portal and rose window.The Gothic church was flanked by an hospital, built around 1364.The more recent church, which currently is united to the other and gives the appearance of a single edifice, was constructed along the Naviglio bank in the 15th century, called Ducal Chapel. It was commissioned by Duke Gian Galeazzo Visconti in order to provide a holy edifice entitled to the protector of ill people, after a plague, that had killed some 20,000 Milanese in 1399, ceased suddenly for the alleged intercession of St. Christopher. The Chapel was also dedicated to the Saints John the Baptist and James, Blessed Christina, all protectors of the House of Visconti. The façade has in fact the Visconti coat of arms; the older church has instead that of Cardinal Pietro Filargo, then bishop of Milan and later pope as Alexander V.In 1405 the counterfaçade of the Ducal Chapel was decorated with a Madonna Enthroned and Saints and a Crucifixion inspired by that in San Marco of Milan.
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  • Historic church, small and very intimate where a Christian feels comfortable to say silent prayers. Beautiful frescoes and fascinating the different statues of the gods.
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  • Get away from the hustle of the premises, cross the bridge of via lodovico il moro and visit this church, historical work of Milan.
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  • They had been mostly drained for repair on our last visit but have been restored....lots of cafes...worth the effort to see 
  • A small. ancient church beautifully located on the north bank of Naviglio Grande. After visiting it, you may well enjoy going to one of the many bars, pubs and restaurants just across the canal.
  • Infinitely beautiful
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  • To visit!
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  • San Cristoforo al Naviglio dedicated to patron saint of boatmen, was begun in 12th is enlarged in the 14th century. There is a bridge that connects to the other shore. Very interesting for those who want to see the ships.
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  • A time machine that immerses you in centuries ago, unusual sensations who arrived from traffic and distracted from his racket. Need not be believers x appreciate this place.
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