It was such a fine on the next day that I decided to go to the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli. It’s located on the square of Piazza Luiniin, Lugano Centre.
La chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli (The church of Santa Maria degli Angeli); The Franciscan Observants’ church and convent of Santa Maria degli Angeli were built at the end of the fifteenth century on the southern edge of the medivalvillage, at the foot of the hill of San Lorenzo.
The church of Santa Maria degli Angioli hosts an early Renaissance masterpiece, reputed as being the most famous fresco of that period in Switzerland. The work is a portrayal of the ‘Passion and Crucifixion’ by Italian artist Bernardino Luini (1480 – 1532), a disciple of Leonardo. The large, lively fresco covers most of the wall with many faces and figures: more than 150 in all, including soldiers on horseback and a throng of people.
Saint Sebastian (died c. 288) is a patron saint from plague and soldiers. San Rocco (Saint Roch 1295 – 1327) is a patron saint of dogs and falsely accused people, among other things.