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10 things that not even the Milanese know about their city

2. The secret of Santa Maria alla Porta

10 cose che nemmeno un Milanese conosce della sua città - Photo credit: Wikimedia.org
10 cose che nemmeno un Milanese conosce della sua città – Photo credit: Wikimedia.org

The church of Santa Maria alla Porta, in the Cinque Vie district, is one of the most beautiful in the city. During the Second World War, however, it was hit by American bombs that burned one of its most precious secrets to the ground: the chapel of the Madonna del Grembiule. It was almost all destroyed, but after years of strenuous and demanding restorations, the chapel was reopened again, giving back to the faithful

its oldest secret: the legendary icon of the Madonna del Grembiule, discovered in the seventeenth century, and to which miraculous powers are attributed.

Indirizzo: Vicolo Santa Maria alla Porta

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Written by Lorenzo Salamone

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