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Small Church of Sant'Antonino of Segnano

Foto Small Church of Sant'Antonino of Segnano -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Small Church of Sant'Antonino of Segnano -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Small Church of Sant'Antonino of Segnano -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Small Church of Sant'Antonino of Segnano -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Small Church of Sant'Antonino of Segnano -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Small Church of Sant'Antonino of Segnano -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Small Church of Sant'Antonino of Segnano -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Small Church of Sant'Antonino of Segnano -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Small Church of Sant'Antonino of Segnano -  Churches / Religious buildings
Foto Small Church of Sant'Antonino of Segnano -  Churches / Religious buildings
Show an other treasure of art and history in Milan:
Milan - Churches / Religious buildings: Small Church of Sant'Antonino of SegnanoMostly represented styles: Baroque

The small church of Sant'Antonino from Segnano is another small and totally unexpected treasure of art and history in Milan.
Located in the northeastern suburbs of Milan, adjacent to the Bicocca district, in what was originally the village of Segnano, then fraction of the town Greco and finally, since the 20s of the twentieth century, a quarter of Milan, the church is now surrounded by high residential buildings, so that it can be found only by those who know it.

The building is of rectangular shaope and externally it is completely undecorated except for a beautiful red dyed chalk frieze under the roof in Lombard Romanesque style. In the rear there is a semicircular apse.

The interiors are, on the contrary, richly decorated, at least as regards the aisle. The interior of the apse is fact bare, if not for the frescoes of the Saint Antonino Martire on the left and of the Blessed Ludovico Barbo on the right.

The current version of the church dates back to the sixteenth century, but it was built on the site of an older chapel.

The main fresco on the left wall depicts the Battle of Legnano which took place in 1176, in particular the episode in which three doves, started from the tomb of the three martyrs of the Anaunia in the Basilica of San Simpliciano, rested on the Carroccio (special war carriage) of the knights of the Lombard League, encouraging their victory.
(According to the page of Lombardia Beni Culturali, it would rather be the battle of Bicocca (around 1500, scene of a famous victory of the Spaniards). The fact, however, that in the fresco some doves are recognizable (around the golden cross at the top right) leads us to believe that the first interpretation is the correct one.

On the right wall, on the other side, the main fresco depicts the contemplation of the Virgin Mary with the Child Jesus by six saints bishops of Milan: Gerontius, Benignus, Ampelius, Antonino, Simpliciano, Vigilio and St. Carlo Borromeo.

The great arch, on the other hand, you can find frescos of theatrical wings held open by angels located at two upper corners.

Very nice also the coffered ceiling, which is richly decorated too.

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

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Further pictures of the Small Church of Sant'Antonino of Segnano in the section Photography
Milano: Detail of the fresco of the battle of Legnano in the Small Church of Sant'Antonino of Segnano
Milano: St. Antonino Martyr in the small church of Sant'Antonino di Segnano