San Maurizio al Monastery Maggiore (St. Maurice at the Big Monastery) is one of Milan’s most beautiful churches.

Once a seat of the most important nunnery in town, it is located in an area that originally was ancient Roman, then Early Christian. The early Medieval nunnery was torn down, and a Benedictine nunnery was raised in its place during the Renaissance.

The walls of the interior are entirely decorated with a vast cycle of frescoes by followers of Leonardo. For this reason, it is known as the “Sistine Chapel of Milan or Lombardy.”

The visit (in Italian) to the ex-nunnery will include a visit to the frescoed medieval chapel in the polygonal tower, once part of the ancient Roman walls of the circus, as well as the cloister and the attached archaeological museum.

Friday, November 11, 2016, 2:45 P.M.
Guided visit (in Italian) to the ex-nunnery of San Maurizio and the entire complex
Guide: dott. Valentino Scrima
Time and place: 2:45 P.M., Corso Magenta 13
Cost for members of the Friends of the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum: E. 22.00

For further information and to sign up:
Secretariat of the Friends of the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum

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