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Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli is a historic gem found in the midsts of an uber chic lake town.
Finding a quiet respite...affording one to step back in town and out of the tourist throng is a rare gift to give one's self when...More
The begin of the construction of the church was in 1499 of Franciscan monks from the monastery near this place, and was finish in year 1515; it is the most important church in the city; inside you can admire works of Bernardino Luini, a favorite...More
Most people probably miss the outside western side of the church which has some partially restored frescoes. The best ones of course are inside and they are spectacular - certainly worth a visit - and the church is right alongside the road along the lake...More
While visiting Lugano, I was fortunate to awake one morning to the bells of the Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli, which was just next door to my hotel. Later that morning, I slipped into this ancient church with its rather austere exterior and was...More
The interior of this church is a hidden gem. It has some remarkably well preserved, beautiful frecoes on the walls, including a huge one visible right when you walk in. We're really glad we stumbled upon this beautiful treasure.
You must visit this church and take a while to discover the story behind it. It's probably the only place in town that smells of ancient times. Try to imagine 400 years ago, whenLugano was a total different town. I think it had to be...More
I advice to have a good camera with you ,high definition . the frescoes are many and with lot of particulars .this church frescoes can be part of a tour in northern italy on master painter Bernardino Luini .
This small lakeside church is well worth a visit for its magnificent frescoes and artwork. There is a three piece painting of The Last Supper on one wall, a fresco of the Virgin Mary with baby Jesus and St John in one of the side...More