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Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli

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Address: Lugano Centro, Lugano, Switzerland

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This is a really lovely church and the paintings are beautiful ... just a short walk from the town center.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is a really lovely church and the paintings are beautiful ... just a short walk from the town center.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Lugano is a litte Paradise !!! The City is so charming, welcoming people with your natural Beauty !!! Extremely organized and clean and full of amazing beautiful people !!! I loved it !!! And definitely I will go back there in a near future for another visit !!!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Worth a look into this church to see the vibrant 16th century frescoes of biblical scenes. Lovely walk to reach church.

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Shorewood, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This OLD church is nestled in with much newer more modern buildings surrounding it. It appears very plain and almost uninviting on its exterior, but you MUST go in! The church, which was originally part of a Franciscan monastery, is home to Switzerland's most famous Renaissance fresco. It covers the whole wall of the nave. It is called the "Passion... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

From the outstide, the Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli looks very unassuming, but inside is one of the most famous Renaissance frescoes in Switzerland, "Passion and Crucifixion" by Bernardino Luini. Among others are Luini's own take on "The Last Supper." The artist was a student of Lenoardo daVinci and is said to have worked with him directly. Another interesting... More 

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Sadly, during my recent visit, July 5-07, the church was closed and under renovation. Fences and like covered the front and main side. Peeking through the fences (as they weren't working on the weekend) I couldn't tell whether they were trying to save or destroy the lovely paintings on the courtyard walls and archways. New up-market stores are being installed,... More 

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I was lucky to have the opportunity to attend mass while being surrounded by the most beautiful fresco paintings. Indeed the outside of the church is very simple, but it encloses the most amazing paintings from Da Vinci's apprentice. The techniques resemble those of his teacher. The church is located in front of the lake and very close to via... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Well known for a fresco, painted by Bernardino Luini, this small church, located at the south entrance of Lugano, will let you in awe! Just nearby the LAC, the cultural center that will open in some months

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Looking out of place because of its utterly simplistic architecture, the Church of St. Mary of the Angels (Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angioli) along the shore of Lake Lugano is one of the most interesting, but overlooked, sites in the picturesque town. While nearby Via Nassa is brimming with shoppers, luxury labels, outdoor restaurants and colorful vegetable stalls, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Gratefull surprise on visiting this small church but with some nice frescoes, specially the Last Supper made by da Vinci pupil Bernardo Luini. Who had the oportunity to see the original Last Supper in Milano will recognize Da Vinci strong influence and similar message of the moment, as concepted by Da Vinci. Also other nice frescoes can be seen in... More 

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