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Italy - Como, Basilica di San Fedele

The Basilica di San Fedele - the ancient cathedral of Como - was probably built in 1120 on the ruins of a previous building. The construction was finished years later. Along the centuries the original Romanesque setup of the building was largely modified. In the 17th century the main nave changed into a barrel vault ceiling and side apsides were modified in the 16th century when some arcs were closed and replaced with paintings and stuccos. In 1805 the octagonal lantern was moved up. Between 1807 and 1808 the side chapels were built. Also, the church was restored in the beginning of the 21st century, especially the façade and the tower bell.

I have seen many churches all over the world and consider the interior of the San Fedele as one of the most beautiful. I visited the church in 'corona time', because a mouth mask was still obligatory - which I did not have with me - it unfortunately remained a very short visit with hardly any time to take pictures.
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41 comments

Walter 7.8.1956 said:

Fantastische Bilder von dieser Basilica Jaap!!
Danke auch für die Informationen dazu!
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Madeleine Defawes said:

Superbe intérieur bien capté !
Bon dimanche. Amitiés
7 weeks ago ( translate )

John Cass said:

Beautiful image Jaap, Wonderful colours and great detail.
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Ron Stachowiak said:

Prachtig interieur !

fijne zondag !
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Günter Klaus said:

Da hast du ja eine sehr schöne Kirche wieder gefunden lieber Jaap,wunderschön ist dieser Anblick und deine Innenaufnahmen :))

Wünsche noch einen schönen Sonntag,ganz liebe Grüße Güni :))
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Jean-Paul said:

Magnifique Jaap!
Great pics and infos.
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Stefani Wehner said:

SUPERBE!
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Stephan Fey said:

Very nice, Jaap!
7 weeks ago ( translate )

uwschu said:

interessante Deckenmalerei
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Doug Shepherd said:

A superb record of this beautiful interior Jaap. Lovely rich colours with nice detail. Thanks for the interesting notes.

All the best, Doug
7 weeks ago

José Manuel Polo said:

Aunque ya no nos sorprendas, ahora en el interior también consigues unas fotografías perfectas, dominando la luz que haya.
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Nouchetdu38 said:

"Bellissima"*****
7 weeks ago ( translate )

tiabunna said:

Great images of this basilica, Jaap. HBM and have a good week.
7 weeks ago

Keith Burton said:

A lovely shot of the outside of this beautiful church.........and two super interior shots. Such a shame you were unable to spend as much time there as you would have liked. Hopefully, you'll get the chance to visit again Jaap.
7 weeks ago

Rosalyn Hilborne said:

A beautiful interior Jaap and the outside is also beautiful!
Sunday greetings.
7 weeks ago