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Milan: San Bernardino alle Ossa

The decorative charnel house and the Basilica of St. Stefano

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Slow Tour in Milan at the Basilica of Santo Stefano and the famous charnel house St. Bernardino, dating back till the 17th century.

The sanctuary of San Bernardino alle Ossa is a work of art: the idea of arranging the bones of the dead in a more or less artistic and decorative manner is very strange. It is both fascinating and disturbing… maybe it is fascinating because it is disturbing!

What’s the history behind this work of art?

 

Cover pic courtesy of Flickr User @PedroCaetano

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