Basilica di San Calimero

Milan, Italy

The Basilica di San Calimero is a church in Milan, northern Italy. Its name refers to Saint Calimerius (died 190 AD), an early bishop of the city. It dates from the 5th century but was almost completely rebuilt in 1882 by the architect Angelo Colla in an attempt to restore it to the 'original' medieval structure.

What remains of the ancient church include: the 16th century crypt, with a noble frescoed vault by the Fiammenghini; a small fresco with the Madonna and Two Female Saints (15th century, attributed to Cristoforo Moretti) in the apse; a Crucifixion by Il Cerano, and a noteworthy Nativity by Marco d'Oggiono. Other medieval frescoes are in the annexed sacristy.

The crypt also houses Calimerius' relics and a pit located in the same place in which the former's bones were found in the water.

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Via San Calimero 9, Milan, Italy
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Founded: 1882
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Roberto Vita (12 months ago)
Wonderful Catholic Basilica. It hosts several memorable ancient music concerts.
Thomas Ozbun (2 years ago)
Though dating to the 5th century, the church was rebuilt in a Neoromanesque style but still with its original 16th century crypt remaining and a few medieval frescoes here and there.
Sanjeeva Weerasinghe (3 years ago)
Basilica di San Calimero Church's origine date back to the 5th century.after a disaster whole church renovated in 1882 by architecture Angelo Colla with the medieval architecture.
DAVID SNYDER (4 years ago)
Small beautiful church.
Nicola Cois (4 years ago)
A fascinating hidden little treasure
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