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Santuario di San Bernardino alle Ossa

Piazza Santo Stefano, 20122 Milano MI, Italy

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About Santuario di San Bernardino alle Ossa

The church of San Bernardino alle Ossa is a church in Milan, located in Piazza Santo Stefano. Also mentioned in the past as San Bernardino ai Morti, the church is known for its ossuary, whose walls are mostly covered with bones to form real decorations. The ossuary was considered a sinister but popular place, where the interior walls were decorated with human bones and skulls. It is very similar to the church in Rome called Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini.



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About 10 million people, forming one-sixth of Italy's population, live in Lombardy and about a fifth of Italy's GDP is produced in the region, making it the most populous and richest region in the country and one of the richest regions in Europe.