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San Simpliciano Basilica

Foto San Simpliciano Basilica -  Churches / Religious buildings
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Foto San Simpliciano Basilica -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto San Simpliciano Basilica -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto San Simpliciano Basilica -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto San Simpliciano Basilica -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto San Simpliciano Basilica -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto San Simpliciano Basilica -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto San Simpliciano Basilica -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto San Simpliciano Basilica -  Churches / Religious buildings
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Milan - Churches / Religious buildings: San Simpliciano BasilicaMostly represented styles: Romanesque

The San Simpliciano Basilica is one of the oldest churches in Milan, its construction was begun under Sant Ambrogio, on an ancient pagan cemetery, and was completed under his successor, San Simpliciano, who was then also buried there.

In the ninth century it was taken in possession by the Benedictines of Cluny.
In 1517, the church and the adjoining convent passed to the Cassineans Benedictines, who remained there until 1798, when the convent was converted into a barracks.

In the course of its long history the San Simpliciano Basilica underwent many changes and alterations.
Worth mentioning in particular the controversial intervention of Giulio Aluisetti on the interiors, who plastered walls and voults and amended the Romanesque pylons. He also installed the altar current, much criticized already by his contemporaries for its large dimensions within a relatively small space.

After the Second World War, the arbitrary changes of the nineteenth century were dismantled, and it was started to restore the church according to conservative criteria: the delicate work, which lasted for decades, have allowed to arrive at the end of the eighties to an artistic and architectural recovery that has interested the basilica in its entirety, both outside and inside.

The counter of the San Simpliciano Basilica has a great Ahrend pipe organ, built in 1991, taking as a model the German baroque organs.

If you are interested in a guided tour of this monument send an email!

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Piazza San Simpliciano, 7, 20100 Milano