Garegnano Charterhouse

Milan, Italy

Garegnano Charterhouse is a former Carthusian monastery located on the outskirts of Milan. It now houses a community of Capuchin Friars.

The monastery, dedicated to Saint Ambrose but also known as Our Lady of the Lamb of God, was founded in 1349 by Giovanni Visconti, bishop and lord of Milan. It was then located some 4 kilometers from the walls of Milan. In the 14th century it housed, among others, the poet Petrarch.

It was pillaged in 1449 when the Visconti dynasty fell. It was suppressed under the rationalist reforms of the Emperor Joseph II, Milan then being under Austrian rule, and became a parish church in 1782. In 1960 the surviving buildings and parochial duties were taken over by the Capuchin Friars. The present buildings date from the 16th and 17th centuries.

The main artworks include a cycle of frescos in the main church by Simone Peterzano (1578) and Daniele Crespi (1629). The chapter house contains, in the vault, a fresco of Saint Michael by Bernardo Zenale of the early 16th century.

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Via Garegnano 24, Milan, Italy
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Founded: 1349
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Simon Budai (2 years ago)
A bit out of the center, but worth the time to get there.
Alberto Cipolla (2 years ago)
A spectacular church, great frescoes. Apparently a child Caravaggio learned the job also here
Golden Energy (2 years ago)
Very old church with a welcoming feeling inside.
Matteo Fraschini (4 years ago)
Nice old certosa now in the Milanese urban area
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