- Published in Monuments
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Milan is rich in places hidden and unknown to its own inhabitants. One of these is the small church of San Bernardino alle Ossa, with its ossuary built by the Confraternity of the Disciplines, which is today one of the most disturbing, macabre and at the same time astonishing places in the city of Milan.
The Cimitero Monumentale, inaugurated in 1866, was born as a cemetery open to all Milanese "to all forms and all the fortunes", but it is clear from the very beginning the will to make it become "Monument" of milanesity, place of civic memories and as such, devoted not only to sorrowful but to a wider audience.
In the area that already in the early Middle Ages hosted the mint - from which the name of Via Moneta - from 1928 to 1940 arose a small neighborhood dedicated to finance.
Built around the 8th century to accommodate the bodies of S. Vittore and S. Satiro, in the area where were some small Christian parish churches and the imperial mausoleum.
Built at the beginning of the 15th century on the remains of an ancient place of worship, the church was annexed to Monastero Maggiore, the monastery of the Benedictine Order demolished in 1799, of which today remains the entrance cloister, an integral part of the Archaeological Museum.
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the so-called Milan lounge, was built because in the first half of the nineteenth century the city watched enviously the urban evolution of the great European capitals and wished to be up to date.
Castello Sforzesco goes along with the history of Milan for 750 years and has been a decisive place on many occasions. The first construction was designed by Galeazzo II but it was Francesco Sforza (from which the name) to give it the present form.