This harmonious church with its robust square belfry are all that remain of this vast complex founded around 1170. The Abbazi... More
Abbey of Viboldone
This harmonious church with its robust square belfry are all that remain of this vast complex founded around 1170. The Abbazia di Viboldone was abandoned until the post-war period when Benedictine nuns settled here in the new convent building designed by Luigi Caccia Dominioni. The church, with its three naves and five spans covered with cross-vaults, is a typical example of Gothic-Lombardian style. Though one might also see a combination of Roman and Gothic characteristics. The abbey houses a music room: the walls of which are adorned with detailed icons pertaining to the musical instruments during the Rennaissance.The interiors still carry traces of the ancient frescoes, making this one of the most interesting places to visit around Milan. In fact many famous 14th century artists have worked here such as Michelino dia Besozzo, Giusto de Menabuoi and one of Giotto's disciples, an anonymous artist from Florence. This all goes to make this small monastical church a real testimony to 14th century culture. Check website for visiting details.