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St Cristoforo sul Naviglio, Milan
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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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  • Little Pearl. Image of a Milan away. "Postcard" If visited on a late winter afternoon fog.
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  • I went there the first time, many years ago, on the occasion of a marriage. Unfortunately it was being renovated and there were many scaffolding that blocked out the view. We came back and I felt like a journey through time: magical, beautiful and impressive! also because of the music which formed the background to the visit. I was literally enchanted.
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  • A small church on the shores of one of the two branches of the Naviglio, destination wedding, probably appreciated by many in the wake of the first meeting between Ludovico Sforza and Bianca Maria. It is a jewel to be visited, respecting the silence and the mystical atmosphere.
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  • 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.
  • A special place for the Milanese. The Church is old and well preserved. For those who are passionate about photography is essential if the photo from the bridge on the naviglio.
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  • Corner ordered Milan between railroad degradation and the coming and going of ships not to be missed
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  • Suggestive medieval church with a background music suited to the spiritual meditation
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  • To visit, deserves
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