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Tamburini 1959, S. Marina Nascente, Milan [Back to Library]

Producer: Andrea Bonzi
Country: Italy
Manuals: 2
Pedalboard: Yes
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Located in the north-western outskirts of the city of Milan, the district takes its name from the Eighth Triennale d'Arte ("QT8", Quartiere Triennale 8) of 1947, in the context of which its particular urban layout was conceived which also involves the parish church of Santa Maria Nascente. Today the district is a residential area with large green spaces: behind the church is the "Monte Stella", a large city park whose centerpiece is a hill obtained by burying the rubble of the Anglo-American bombings of 1943-44 and from which summit you can enjoy a vast panorama that embraces the entire city of Milan allowing the gaze to sweep, on clear days, from the Alps to the Apennines.

Here more information on "Quartiere T8".

The church of Santa Maria Nascente was opened for worship in 1955: not large in size, it has a composite plan, formed by a cylindrical body enclosed by a volume with a sixteen-sided plant off-centered in the direction of the entrance, which defines inside the half-height gallery in which the choir with the organ is located.
The seventeenth-century sanctuary of the village of Lampugnano is also part of the parish: the dedication to Santa Maria Nascente, then maintained for the more recent parish church, is due to the fact that in the sixteenth-seventeenth centuries the canons of the Milan Cathedral went on holiday to that place, then open countryside, where they wanted to build a small church in which to celebrate Mass - a church to which they gave the same title as the Metropolitan Cathedral.

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