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San Marco, Milan, Milan

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San Marco is a church in Milan, northern Italy.HistoryAccording to tradition, the church was dedicated to St. Mark, patron of Venice, after the help given by that city in the war against Frederick Barbarossa in the 12th century. However, the first mention of the church dates from 1254 when the Augustinians built a Gothic style edifice with a nave and two aisles re-using pre-existing constructions.The structure was heavily modified in the Baroque style during the 17th century, when it became the largest church in the city after the Duomo di Milano.In early 1770, the young Mozart resided in the monastery of San Marco for three months and, on May 22, 1874, the first anniversary of the death of the Milanese poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni was commemorated in the church by the first performance of Verdi's Requiem, written in his honour.Art and architectureThe façade dates from an 1871 restoration by Carlo Maciachini, who kept the marble portal with tympanum, a gallery of small arches, the rose window and three statues of saints attributed to Giovanni di Balduccio or the Master of Viboldone. In the lunette is a mosaic representing the Madonna between Saints, a copy of the original by Angelo Inganni.
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  • He played the organ here, for three months 'as he wished', as he lived in the church rectory. Can you imagine??????? And as if that is not enough to make your visit special..... digest this...  more »
  • The second biggest church in Milan, after the Cathedral. Originally was built in Gothic style, that later on was changed to Baroque. Now, probably every part of it dates to different ages. Just for...  more »
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  • Beautiful gem that you might miss if you walk by
  • Small market on Monday and Thursday

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