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    • Religious Tourism

Rotonda della Besana

If you want something unusual, visit the Rotonda di via Besana, a show of romantic and mysterious round shapes

Where
Milan
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The Rotonda della Besana stands out for its originality amid our suggested monuments. Milan has given new life to this once-derelict building.

It is a particular late-baroque compound in the eastern part of the regional capital. This wil give you the chance to enjoy both religious and artistic tourism in Milan at a single destination.

The actual Rotonda della Besana is a church located inside a brick arcade. It was erected in 1695 as a cemetery for the deceased of the Maggiore Hospital.

Excavation due to the recent restoration efforts have yielded about 150 thousand corpses buried in its crypt.

During the age of Austrian rule in the late XVIIIth centuries, it was imposed to move cemeteries outside of the city walls, thus the monument was closed and fell into disuse.

Afterwards it served as barracks, as a barn and even as a laundry until 1958 when it became property of the Municipality, which decided to restore it and provide citizens with a space for cultural aggregation. Nowadays it is a renowned exhibition venue for events and demonstrations, drawing tourism from all over the country and abroad.
 

The Rotonda hosts the the MUBA, Children's Musem since 2014. It is a permanent center for developing projects that focus on art and culture for kids and teenagers.

Take me here: Rotonda della Besana

Places

Church of San Bernardino alle Ossa

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Church of San Bernardino alle Ossa
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The Guastalla Gardens

Today it is one of Milan’s most beautiful green areas, located near the Duomo
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The Guastalla Gardens
720 mt

Carcano Theater

Historic Milanese theater, it is still one of the largest halls in the city hosting prose, dance and music shows.
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Carcano Theater
849 mt

Porta romana

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Porta Romana
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Teatro Nuovo

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Villa Necchi Campiglio

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Duomo Museum

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Duomo of Milan

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Leonardo and his School in the Ambrosiana’s collections

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Extraordinary opening of Sala delle Asse

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Leonardo da Vinci Parade

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SEBINO EXPRESS – TRENO BLU

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La Lombardia di Leonardo dall'alto

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Leonardo’s Horse

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Beer in Villa 23/08

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Public Opening 25/08

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Beer in Villa 30/08

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Duomo Cathedral and Rooftop: priority access tour for small group

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Duomo terraces admission tickets

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Duomo terraces admission tickets

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