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Monday, March 21, 2011
11:01 PM | Dana Kaplan, Stresa Sights | Edit Post
San Satiro tucked away on Via Torino near the Duomo.
I must share with you today's article in Italian Notebook. All of you who are planning your day trips to Milan, add this to your list! This is about The Chiesa Santa Maria Presso di San Satiro, commonly known just as San Satiro, which is just south of the Duomo in Milan. Dating back to the 800s, the church was renovated in the second half of the 1400s by Bramante, and it is about one unusual feature of Bramante's design that we read:
No dice. Even for an architect such as Bramante, sometimes bureaucracy just gets in your way.
You’ve been commissioned by Milan’s Duke Sforza to rebuild the church of San Satiro. (Saint Satyrus was the brother and confessor of Saints Marcellina and Ambrose, the latter the patron Saint of Milan.) You’ve gotten the go-ahead from the religious authorities. It’s all systems go, funds in place….
… and then the town council construction board decides to ix-nay permission for the apse. The apse! Of all things, how absurd! How can you have a church without an apse!?
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
10:20 PM | Dana Kaplan, Stresa Sights | Edit Post
Buona festa Italia!
As will be happening all over the country of Italy today, also Stresa will be celebrating the official anniversary of the Unification of Italy. Stresa is ready to participate in the festivities; the town invites all citizens and guests to attend and join in all of the numerous events that are planned, and to display the Italian flag from their balconies or windows in honor of the day.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
10:07 PM | Dana Kaplan, Stresa Sights | Edit Post
|He looks out over a lake that can't be seen...|
|And they gaze at a garden that's completely empty|
Saturday, March 5, 2011
6:57 AM | Dana Kaplan, Stresa Sights | Edit Post
Here's a very handy bit of information for those of you arriving or departing Stresa via the train station. We have discovered that temporary luggage storage is available at the station. Although at first glance the station does not appear to have a storage facility, the cafe on the premises will keep your luggage in a secure storage room for you for some hours during the day. They will not store your bags overnight; you must return during their operating hours of course; and they can assume no liability for the bags. But I have heard from travelers who have used their service that they have been very helpful and that all has gone perfectly. They will charge you a very reasonable 3 euro per bag.
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