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San Fedele (Milan)

Church of Saint Fidelis of Como
(Chiesa di San Fedele)
Façade of the church.
Basic information
Location Milan, Italy
Geographic coordinates
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Province Milan
Status Active
Architectural description
Architect(s) Pellegrino Tibaldi
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Mannerism

San Fedele is a Jesuit church in Milan, northern Italy. It is entitled to St. Fidelis of Como, patron of the Catholic diocese of Como.

Located in Saint Fedele Square in the centre of the city, near the Palazzo Marino, the Teatro alla Scala and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the church was commissioned by Charles Borromeo from Pellegrino Tibaldi (1559).

The interior is on a single nave, with tall columns in granite. The presbytery was prolonged in the 17th century by Francesco Maria Richino, who also designed the notable sacristy.

The interior is decorated with artworks that include a Pietà by Simone Peterzano, a St. Ignatius by Giovanni Battista Crespi (il Cerano) and a Transfiguration, by Lucio Fontana. A Madonna of the Snake by Ambrogio Figino, once found in the church, is now in the church of Sant'Antonio Abate of the city.

References

  • Della Torre, S.; R. Schofield (1994). Pellegrino Tibaldi architetto e il S. Fedele di Milano: invenzione e costruzione di una chiesa esemplare. Milan and Como. 

External links

  • Official website (Italian)
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