Basilica of San Magno, Legnano

Local nameBasilica di San Magno
LocationSan Magno, Milan, Italy

The Basilica of Saint Magnus is the principal church of the Italian town of Legnano, in the Province of Milan. It is dedicated to the Saint Magnus, who was Archbishop of Milan from 518 to 530. The church was built from 1504 to 1513 in the Renaissance-style designed by Donato Bramante. The bell tower was added between the years 1752 and 1791. On 18 March 1950, Pope Pius XII named the Basilica of San Magno a minor basilica.

The interior of the basilica church is adorned with numerous first-class examples of Lombard Renaissance artwork. Examples are Gian Giacomo Lampugnani's frescoes of the main vault, the remains of 16th century paintings by Evangelista Luini, the frescoes of the main chapel by Bernardino Lanini, and the altarpiece by Giampietrino. The item of greatest significance, however, is a polyptych by Bernardino Luini that is widely considered by art historians to be his masterpiece.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilica_of_San_Magno,_Legnano

Address 6 Via Bernardino Luini, Legnano 20025, Italy

Coordinates 45°35'41.647" N 8°55'8.931" E

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