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Basilica of San Vincenzo in Prato

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Foto Basilica of San Vincenzo in Prato -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Basilica of San Vincenzo in Prato -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Basilica of San Vincenzo in Prato -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Basilica of San Vincenzo in Prato -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Basilica of San Vincenzo in Prato -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Basilica of San Vincenzo in Prato -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Basilica of San Vincenzo in Prato -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Basilica of San Vincenzo in Prato -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Basilica of San Vincenzo in Prato -  Churches / Religious buildings
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Milan - Churches / Religious buildings: Basilica of San Vincenzo in PratoMostly represented styles: Romanesque - Neoromanesque

The Basilica of San Vincenzo in Prato is not particularly conspicuous, neither inside nor outside, but it is nevertheless important because it is one of the oldest churches in Milan, and more than many other it has kept its original structure.

The church has a strict, regular early Christian architectural layout. Its present form dates back to a period between the ninth and eleventh centuries. A series of findings of a pre-existing cemetery are included in the north side wall of the church.

The planimetry is typical of a basilica, with three naves with a trussed roof. The main apse and the tympanum are original and are the most stylistically significant element of the exterior, decorated with motifs in Romanesque arches and brick kilns, the apses are minor nineteenth-century reconstructions.

Between 1880 and 1890 the Basilica of San Vincenzo in Prato was recovered with a stylistic restoration that rebuilt parts, built the new bell tower, sacristy and the outbuildings, and decorated the entire inner surface ornamentation of the church with gouache. During the most recent restoration work the decoration of the walls was largely eliminated, the floor replaced, and a a careful restoration of the crypt carried out, bringing back its elegant structure.

Source: http://www.sanvincenzoinprato.it/storico.htm

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