Mirasole Abbey

Milan, Italy

Mirasole Abbey was founded as a monastery of the Humiliati in the first half of the 13th century. Its economy was based on the working of wool and the production of woollen cloth.

The Humiliati were abolished in 1571, and the abbey became the property of the Collegio Elvetico in Milan, which was taken over for the use of the Austrian administration in 1786 (the building is now the Palazzo del Senato); its spiritual life was administered by the Olivetans. In 1797, the former abbey was given to the Ospedale Maggiore of Milan.

In 2013 a community of Premonstratensian canons moved into the former abbey premises as the Priorato San Norberto, a priory of Mondaye Abbey in France.

The rectangular layout includes a church and cloisters. The buildings were once surrounded by a moat, towers and a drawbridge. One entrance led towards the country, the other into the city. The church, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, was constructed in the 14th and 15th centuries. It contains a fresco of the Assumption of the Virgin by an anonymous master of 1460, linked to the school of Michelino da Besozzo.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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vanda sacchi (4 months ago)
Beautiful renovated abbey with a pleasant green area. Lately, thanks also to contributions from private individuals, it hosts families in difficulty and there is the possibility of organizing events and parties. The church inside is very beautiful where you can find yourself. Lately it organizes cultural events and there is an excellent refreshment bar with local products and artifacts ....
Stefania Girelli (4 months ago)
Ideal context to spend pleasant moments, surrounded by nature and history. The proposed initiatives are interesting. The organization leaves something to be desired .... aperitifs with platters that are only available on reservations ... it is a pity to advertise events through social media and not have food available! Catering cannot be improvised
Dario Morandotti (13 months ago)
A pleasant surprise on the outskirt of Milan. Well maintained and presented. Interesting Museum that well explain the complicated history of the abbey.
Corrado Viganò (2 years ago)
Forse siamo stati fortunati, ma ieri, 25 aprile 19, non c'era nessuno. Il complesso è interessante con una sala che raccoglie tutte le informazioni storiche sull'abbazia, Non è un ambiente ricchissimo di opere e struttura, ma, abbinato alle abbazie limitrofe, vale un passaggio. Impagabile la tranquillità.
Angelo Begni (2 years ago)
Antica location religiosa nel parco sud Milano, sede di un'Associazione di aiuto Arca. Location di eventi di astrofili con Associazione annessa, molti eventi organizzati per la visione e incontri con personaggi importanti. Si organizzano eventi privati su ordinazione per qualsiasi portata, disponibile cucina con chef. Riunioni di preghiera o Messe celebrate. Da visitare
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