San Fedele (Milan)

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Church of Saint Fidelis
(Chiesa di San Fedele)
Chiesa di San Fedele.jpg
Façade of the church.
Basic information
LocationMilan, Italy
Geographic coordinatesCoordinates: 45°28′00″N 9°11′29″E / 45.466804°N 9.191473°E / 45.466804; 9.191473
AffiliationRoman Catholic
Architectural description
Architect(s)Pellegrino Tibaldi
Architectural typeChurch
Architectural styleMannerism

San Fedele is a Jesuit church in Milan, northern Italy. It is entitled to St. Fidelis of Como, patron of the Catholic diocese of Como.

Located in Saint Fedele Square in the centre of the city, near the Palazzo Marino, the Teatro alla Scala and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the church was commissioned by Charles Borromeo from Pellegrino Tibaldi (1559).

The interior is on a single nave, with tall columns in granite. The presbytery was prolonged in the 17th century by Francesco Maria Richino, who also designed the notable sacristy. The façade was completed by Pietro Pestagalli from Tibaldi's designs in 1835. It features a group of Gaetano Matteo Monti's statues representing the Assumption.

The interior is decorated with artworks that include a Pietà by Simone Peterzano, a St. Ignatius by Giovanni Battista Crespi (il Cerano) a Transfiguration by Bernardino Campi, and a "Sacred Heart" by Lucio Fontana. A Madonna of the Snake by Ambrogio Figino, once found in the church, is now in the church of Sant'Antonio Abate of the city.


  • Della Torre, S.; R. Schofield (1994). Pellegrino Tibaldi architetto e il S. Fedele di Milano: invenzione e costruzione di una chiesa esemplare. Milan and Como.

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