Church of Saint Maria of the Angels, Lugano

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.

Walking the street on the lakefront to the west.

Walking the street on the lakefront to the southwest.

Square of Piazza Luiniin

Square of Piazza Luiniin

Chiesa Santa Maria Degli Angioli (Church of Saint Mary of the Angels)

Chiesa Santa Maria Degli Angioli (Church of Saint Mary of the Angels)

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 facade and the bell tower of the church.

The facade and the bell tower of the church.

Going into the church.

Going into the church.

The most famous Renaissance fresco in Switzerland.

The most famous Renaissance fresco in Switzerland.

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.

Fresco of the Church Santa Maria degli Angeli

Fresco of the Church Santa Maria degli Angeli

Fresco of the Church Santa Maria degli Angeli

Fresco of the Church Santa Maria degli Angeli

Frescos of San Sebastian and San Rocco

Frescos of San Sebastian and San Rocco

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.

The Main Altar in the Church Santa Maria degli Angeli

The Main Altar in the Church Santa Maria degli Angeli

Other frescoes in the Church Santa Maria degli Angeli

Other frescoes in the Church Santa Maria degli Angeli

I left the Church Santa Maria degli Angeli. This is a photograph next to the church.

I left the Church Santa Maria degli Angeli. This is a photograph next to the church.

 

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