Santa Maria della Passione

Milan, Italy

Santa Maria della Passione was initially built in 1496 for the Order of Canons Lateran. The church plan as we see today was based on initial designs of Giovanni Antonio Amadeo, but realized as a centralized greek cross design by Giovanni Battagio. The architect Cristoforo Lombardo designed the large dome to replace the prior crumbling structure. By the late 16th century, under the design of Martino Bassi, the nave acquired a longer longitudinal axis, conforming with the structure of post-Reformation churches. The facade has a series of panels depicting the Passion of Christ. The late Baroque architect and sculptor Giuseppe Rusnati designed the ornate facade.

The interior and the canon's rooms contain a cycle of monumental frescoes by Ambrogio Bergognone completed in around 1510-1515. They depict Christ and the Apostles in the church, and Saints and Popes in elsewhere. The basilica has two organs: the one on right by the Antegnati Family, the one on left, by Valvassori.

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Founded: 1496
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Enrica Garzilli (16 months ago)
One of the most important and beautiful churches in Milan.
Hoe Heng Quek (18 months ago)
Nice
Kevin S (2 years ago)
Milan’s hidden treasure. Not very popular but as pretty as other popular ones
Giacomo Milligan (4 years ago)
A beautiful place for spirituality and religion
Gabriele Busnelli (4 years ago)
Milan's second biggest church after the Duomo. Particularly noteworthy are the dome and the first chapel on the left, with a painting that depicts Saint Charles Borromeo fasting.
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