Practically half-way between Abbiategrasso and Milano, with a delightful historic centre around the Naviglio Grande and Provincial Road 59 that runs alongside it, Gaggiano has preserved its village look, with low, historic buildings reflected in the water and amazingly, since it is so close to the spreading city, its quaint village atmosphere with its cobbled streets and ancient walls. Next to the bridge over the Naviglio Grande – forcing the road to make a double right angle – a large church courtyard overlooking the water creates a space in front of the baroque façade of the parish church of Sant’Invenzio. The two colours of the plaster highlight the borders, door and window frames, the plaster strips that outline the façade, the triangular tympanum that surmounts them all, and the jambs of the bell tower making the statues and stuccos stand out. All of this dates back – with the exception of minor renovations and plastering – to the series of works the building underwent around 1620. But the origin of the church is older, as records from 1100 onwards show, while a certain amount of extension work was carried out later, in 1758. The interior boasts 19th century frescoes. Above Our Lady’s altar, to the left of the entrance, the fresco of Our Lady of Grace dates back to before the 17th century alterations. Next to the bridge in Gaggiano, opposite the parish church, Palazzo Venini Uboldi is an impressive 18th century building with high windows and a typically neoclassic U-shaped layout.


City: Gaggiano

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