• Religious Tourism
    • Art & Culture

Church of San Bernardino alle Ossa

In the heart of Milan, a place full of charm. Thousands of skulls, tibias and other human remains decorate the walls

Where
Milan

The Church of San Bernardino alle Ossa was built in the 13th century between Via Brolo (where was the old Hospital of St. Barnabas in Brolo was found) and Verziere, the old fruit and vegetable market.

Next to the church was the ossuary, where those who had died in the nearby hospital were buried.

The church is called "the most Piedmontese of Milan" for its Baroque-Rococo style and was long the seat of the brotherhood of the cheesemakers, as evidenced by a 16th-century painting housed in the church depicting St. Lucius, their protector.

Be sure to note the ossuary chapel decorated with a fresco by Sebastiano Ricci entitled "Triumph of souls in a flight of angels" (1695).

Human bones that once belonged to the sick patients of the neighbouring hospital appear on the walls of the church.

Popular legend has it that on the 2nd of November the bones of a little girl, buried to the left of the altar, come to life, dragging all the skeletons behind her in a sort of dance.

Take me here: Church of San Bernardino alle Ossa

Places

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A few steps from the Duomo, a theater that captures the most important innovations in the panorama of national and international shows.
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Teatro Nuovo
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Rotonda della Besana

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Duomo of Milan

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Duomo of Milan
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Duomo Museum

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640 mt

Royal Palace

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Museo del Novecento

A permanent collection of XXth century artwork inside Palazzo Arengario only a few steps away from the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery
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Villa Necchi Campiglio

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Carcano Theater

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Vittorio Emanuele Gallery

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Casa Manzoni

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Bagatti Valsecchi Museum

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La Scala Theatre Museum

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Teatro alla Scala
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Rina Sala Gallo Piano Competition

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San Giovanni Festival

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Activities

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Duomo Cathedral and Rooftop: priority access tour for small group

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Guided tour of the Duomo Cathedral with rooftop terraces

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Duomo Cathedral tour with priority access for small groups

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Classic tour of Milan city center

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Classic tour of Milan city center
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Tour of Milan, Duomo, Galleria, Scala Theatre and Brera District

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640 mt

Milan walking tour with Da Vinci’s Last Supper skip-the-line tickets

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Rooftop terraces of the Duomo Cathedral: priority access tour

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Museum of Twentieth Century tickets

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Best of Milan rickshaw experience

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Super saver tour of the Duomo Cathedral with rooftop terraces

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Private last minute guided tour of the Duomo Cathedral with skip-the-line tickets

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Private skip-the-line Duomo tour with professional guide

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Best of Milan by night with rooftop aperitivo

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Entrance tickets and audio guides for the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum

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"Leonardo3. The World of Leonardo" interactive exhibition tickets

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Milan Highline Galleria tour

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Milan Highline Galleria tour
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