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Church of Santa Maria at the fountain

Foto Church of Santa Maria at the fountain -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Church of Santa Maria at the fountain -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Church of Santa Maria at the fountain -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Church of Santa Maria at the fountain -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Church of Santa Maria at the fountain -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Church of Santa Maria at the fountain -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Church of Santa Maria at the fountain -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Church of Santa Maria at the fountain -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Church of Santa Maria at the fountain -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Church of Santa Maria at the fountain -  Churches / Religious buildings
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Milan - Churches / Religious buildings: Church of Santa Maria at the fountainMostly represented styles: Renaissance - Baroque - Neoclassic

Santa Maria alla Fontana is located outside the city center and can easily go unnoticed to those who do not know, since the facade visible from the outside of 1920.

In fact it is even a sanctuary. The oldest part is at the back and is made ​​up of the shrine erected in 1507 by the will of the governor, Charles d'Amboise, above the "fountain", belived miraculous and at that time attracting many sick and pilgrims. This older part is characterized by a structure with massive pillars and arches on slender columns.
Contrary to what has long been believed, planner and executor was Giovanni Antonio Amadeo, and not Bramente, and also not Leonardo da Vinci.

A steep staircase connects this evocative original nucleus to the church above, built in 1547-1623 but enlarged and elongated during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Currently the water that comes from the fountain is normal tap water, since the source was polluted in the nineteenth century.

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

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Piazza Santa Maria alla Fontana, 11 20159 Milano