SAN FEDELE MUSEUM
ITINERARY of ART and FAITH

SAN FEDELE, MILAN

In the 16th-century Jesuit church of San Fedele, an Art and Faith tour includes the crypt, the sacristy, the «chapel of the ballet dancers» and a little gallery of paintings and reliquaries. A collection of works of art from the 14th Century to the present day.

ADDRESS: Piazza San Fedele, 4  Milan  MM Duomo
OPEN: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

ADMISSION: 2 euro; children under 12 free. 
GUIDED VISITS: 7 euro (students, 4 euro)




THE VENUE & HISTORY

COLLECTION

THE NAVE

MAIN ALTAR AND APSE

THE CRYPT

THE ‘CHAPEL OF THE BALLET DANCERS’ AND THE SACRISTY

THE PICTURE GALLERY

THE RELICS

The works are housed in the church and in some of the nearby buildings recently restored. There are also new rooms where relics, liturgical objects and paintings are on display. The opening of the new complex by its curator Andrea Dall’Asta SJ - director of the San Fedele Gallery – in collaboration with the architect Mario Broggi who designed the layout, is the latest step in the journey, old and new, between art and faith undertaken by the San Fedele Museum. 

EXPLORE THE ITINERARY

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St Ignatius Chapel
Cerano, born G. Battista Crespi (Romagnano S. 1573 - Milano 1632) 
St Ignatius' Vision (1622)
Oil on canvas
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The Deposition Chapel
Simone Peterzano (Bergamo 1540 ca. - Milano 1599)
Descent from the Cross (1573-1578)
Oil on canvas
290x185 cm
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The Spinola - Rezzonico Chapel
Bernardino Luini's workshop, Madonna della Scala (early 16th century)
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The Guastalla Chapel
Lucio Fontana, Apparition of the Sacred Heart to St. Margaret Alacoque (1956)
Bas relief of 28 glazed ceramic tiles
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Carved walnut confessionals by Brothers Taurino (end of 16th century)
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Pulpit by Daniele Ferrari (17th century)
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Gallery - Girolamo Romanino
Romanino, born Girolamo Romani (Brescia 1484-1560)
Madonna and Child with St. John the Baptist, St. Cecilia and St. Catherine of Alexandria
Oil on canvas
220x176 cm
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Gallery - Jacopo Tintoretto, Pier Francesco Cairo, G. Battista Piazzetta, Juan de Flanders, Piero Manzoni
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Gallery - Lucio Fontana, Joel Meyerowitz, Alexandr Archipenko, Jorrit Tornquist, Vittorio Tavernari, Umberto Milani, Nicola De Maria, Jannis Kounellis, Luigi Ontani, Hidetoshi Nagasawa
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Gallery - Mario Sironi, Lawrence Carroll, Mimmo Paladino, Ettore Spalletti, Giambattista Langetti, Giacomo Favretto
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G. Ambrogio Figino, Coronation of the Virgin (1583)
Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (Milano 1553 – 1608)
Coronation of the Virgin (1583)
Oil on canvas
276x172 cm
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Bernardino Campi, Transfiguration (1565)
Bernardino Campi (Cremona 1522 – Reggio Emilia 1591) with Carlo Urbino
Transfiguration and Saints (1565)
Oil on panel
309x185 cm
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Sacristy
Carved walnut armoirs by Brothers Taurino
(early 17th century)
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Madonna dei Torriani (14th century) and Works by Sean Shanahan
Virgin and Child, called "Madonna dei Torriani"
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Mimmo Paladino, Ex voto (2014)
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Corridor. Work by Sean Shanahan
Corridor
Work by Sean Shanahan (2013)
Mixed technique
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Main altar by P. Pestagalli (1835), statues by G. Monti. Claudio Parmiggiani, Crown of Thorns (2014)
Claudio Parmiggiani
Crown of Thornes
(2014)  
Barbed wire, nickel, gold
Ø 40 cm
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Hexagon. Reliquiaries (18th-19th century). Nicola De Maria, New Jerusalem (2015)
Nicola De Maria
New Jerusalem
2015
Mixed technique on wall
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Inlaid choir stalls
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David Simpson, Monochromes, New Jerusalem (1995)
David Simpson (born 1928)
New Jerusalem (1995)
Three monochromes 
Acrylic with crystals and titanium 
182x182 cm
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Agostino Santagostino, St. Charles Borromeo carries the relics of St. Fidelis and St. Carpophorus (late 16th century)
Agostino Santagostino
(Milan about 1635 ca. - Mandello del Lario 1706) 
St. Charles Borromeo carries the relics of St. Fidelis and St. Carpophorus
(late 16th century)
Oil on canvas
610x400 cm
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Processional Cross (15th-16th century)
Golden copper, embossed silver, bronze, rock crystal, garnet, glass 
114x85 cm
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Altar of the Dead Christ (17th century)
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Angels and Prophets, chalk sculptures (17th century)
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Lucio Fontana, Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) (1957)
Lucio Fontana
Via Crucis (Way of the Cross)
1957
14 terracotta tiles 
32x24 cm 
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Bambaia, Funeral monument of Lorenzo Toscani (1545-1547)
Bambaia, born Agostino Busti
(Busto Arsizio 1483 - Milano 1548)
Funeral monument of the bishop Lorenzo Toscani
(1545-1547)
marble
55x153x41 cm
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Lucio Fontana, Frieze (1957). Works by Sean Shanahan
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Relics of 365-day calendar. Liturgical objects (17th-19th century). Statues of St. Fidelis by Lucio Fontana and Mimmo Paladino
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Habsburg tombs (18th-19th century)
Habsburg tombs (18th-19th centuries)
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Jannis Kounellis, Untitled (Unveiling) (2012)
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Nave

PLAN YOUR VISIT

GUIDED TOURS

Discover the “Itinerary of Art and Faith”
A guide will show you
the artistic and religious dimensions
of San Fedele.
GUIDED TOURS
Ticket: 7 euro (students: 4 euro);
Admission for self-guided groups: 5 euro (students, 2 euro)

INFORMATION and GUIDED TOURS
francesco.pistocchini@sanfedele.net
sanfedele.artefede@gmail.com
tel. +39 0286 3521 (from Wednesday to Saturday)

ADDRESS Piazza San Fedele, 4  20121 MILANO  MM Duomo

ART, JESUITS and BOOKS

La Croce e il Volto. Percorsi tra arte, cinema e teologia

Il Fontana “sbagliato”. Il fregio inedito per la Cappella del Sacro Cuore in San Fedele

I gesuiti e l’architettura. La produzione in Italia dal XVI al XVIII secolo

Pellegrino Tibaldi architetto e il San Fedele di Milano. Invenzione e costruzione di una chiesa esemplare

Il coro ligneo di S. Maria della Scala in S. Fedele

Nascere. Il Natale nell’arte

Dio storia dell’Uomo. Dalla parola all’immagine

Sentire con gli occhi. L’arte della Compagnia di Gesù: annuncio di fede e promozione della giustizia

Hidetoshi Nagasawa: nel segno della croce. Arte antica e contemporanea a confronto

Il destino dell’uomo. Mimmo Paladino

ITINERARY of ART and FAITH

San Fedele Museum – Itinerary of Art and Faith supports the initiative by Touring Club of Italy volunteers “Aperti per Voi” (Open for you).