Santa Maria la Rossa, Milan

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Church of Saint Mary la Rossa
(Chiesa di Santa Maria Annunciata in Chiesa Rossa)
IMG 2861 - La Chiesa Rossa a Milano - Foto Giovanni Dall'Orto, April 17 2011.jpg
The apse of the church.
Basic information
Location Milan, Italy
Geographic coordinates Coordinates: 45°25′50″N 9°10′21″E / 45.43056°N 9.17250°E / 45.43056; 9.17250
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Province Milan
Year consecrated 1932
Status Active
Architectural description
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Modern
Groundbreaking 1926
Completed 1960

Santa Maria la Rossa is an ancient church in Milan, Italy.

Excavations at the site, suggest a structure was present at the site since the early Roman Imperial era. Evidence shows that reconstructions occurred in the first centuries of the common era. However the first historical references to a basilica church of Santa Maria ad Fonticulum or Santa Maria di Fonteggio, at this site date to the 10th century. In the 12th century a monastery of Benedictine nuns was attached. A major reconstruction of the church took place in the 14th century. Recent reconstructions have eliminated all but ancient decorations, the church is now occupied by a Franciscan order.