Church of San Fedele

Church of San Fedele

The Jesuit Order’s base in Milan will be forever linked with the figure of Charles Borromeo and his favourite architect Pellegrino Tibaldi, who designed the building and oversaw its construction between 1569 and 1586. This monumental church is a fine example of Counter-Reformation architecture. Of the altars, particularly noteworthy is the extraordinary sculptural composition incorporating Lucio Fontana’s relief of the The Sacred Heart, surely one of the finest examples of 20th-century religious art in Milan, as well as the splendid Via Crucis by the same artist exhibited in the crypt. Equally splendid are the sacristy, and the “ballet dancer’s chappel”, which testifying to the historical devotion of the ballerinas of La Scala, located nearby. From 2014 the church hosts a museum itinerary, in which contemporary works by Nicola De Maria, Mimmo Paladino, David Simpson, Jannis Kounellis, Claudio Parmiggiani, among others, develop an itinerary between art and faith. Also noteworthy is the Private Collection of the Milanese artist, architect and designer Nanda Vigo, kept in the three rooms next to the crypt, with works by Warhol, Manzoni, Fontana, Christo, Ponti, Piene, Dadamaino, Megert and many other Italian and international 20th century artists.

Piazza San Fedele, Milano
San Fedele

    This point of interest is in the following itineraries

  • From Manzoni to Verdi

    Milanese literature and music

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    hrs

    2


    km
  • Around the Poldi Pezzoli Museum

    Galleries and theatres in the surroundings of the museum

    2


    hrs

    1


    km

Network

Case Museo Milano

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