San Pietro in Gessate is a church in Milan, northern Italy. Built in the 15th century, it is a noteworthy example of Gothic architecture.DescriptionThe architect was either Guiniforte Solari or his son Pietro Antonio. The church has a nave and two aisles, with square-plan, groin vaulted spans, flanked by two rows of chapels. Instead of the traditional Gothic piers, the naves are separated by Corinthian columns in granite, the sole indication in the church of the contemporary humanist revolution started in Florence by Brunelleschi and others.San Pietro in Gessate is home to a series of paintings of the Renaissance in Lombardy. Artists who worked here include Giovanni Donato Montorfano, Bernardino Butinone and Bernardo Zenale. The latter responsible for the impressive Histories of St.Ambrose in the Grifi Chapel. The chapel has a notable tombstone statue of Ambrogio Grifi by Benedetto Briosco. In the early 16th century Vincenzo Foppa completed for this church his famous Deposition, which later acquired by the Museum of Berlin and lost during World War II. From 1514 is a fresco by Ambrogio Bergognone portraying the Funeral of St Martin.Use our Milan trip maker tool to visit Chiesa di San Pietro in Gessate on your trip to Milan, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Chiesa di San Pietro in Gessate Reviews
An often overlooked church, this building dates to the 15th century an is a perfect example of lombard Gothic. At first sight this church might seem unadorned, but inside there are some really nice... more »
We stumbled upon this church while taking a walk, and thought exterior was nice, but it was closed so we didn't get in. Seeing photos from the interior I'm glad we didn't got in, it looks rather well.... more »
St Peter Gessate is a beautiful built in the 15th century in Milan, Northern part of Italy. Very beautiful!
Excellent church where you can find original frescoes and tombs of XIV-XV centuries. Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo without flash light. Admission is free but any donation is welcomed and highly appreciated.
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