S. Bernardino alle Monache


Via Lanzone, 13, 20123 Milano


In Via Lanzone, a short walk from the Catholic University and the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio, there is this simple church, squeezed between buildings and palaces and nestled in a green garden. The church was built around 1447, and after 1450 it was dedicated to the Franciscan preacher Bernardino of Siena, which are still preserved some relics. The building is a tall, narrow rectangular brick, with pointed bell tower attributed to Pietro Antonio Solari.

Inside, you can admire a considerable part of the ancient fresco decoration made between the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century. arch. Adolfo Zacchi. In 1997, at the instigation of Abbot Emeritus of St. Ambrose, Bishop. Franco Verzeleri, has formed the 'Cultural Association of Friends of San Bernardino alle Monache with the main aim of promoting artistic and historical knowledge of the Church.



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