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GetCOO | Chiesa di Santa Maria Podone

Chiesa di Santa Maria Podone

Santa Maria Podone is a small church in central Milan. A church on the site was first established in 871, it was a donation by a nobleman by the Surname of Podone; henceforth, its name. The church we see today is the result of later construction. For example, the facade was designed by Fabio Mangone from 1628 to 1634 with the two tall Corinthian pilasters. The portico was added in later centuries. In the center of the facade, above the window is the Latin word for "humility" below two crowns, part of the crest of the Borromeo family, whose palaces flank the square. In front of the church is a statue of Saint Charles Borromeo by Dionigi Bussola.