San Felele, Como

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12th century fresco, Madonna in hazel

12th century fresco, Madonna in hazel

Probably built at the same time that the basilica, had collapsed in the earthquake of 3 January 1117. It was rebuilt in 1271. It tilted (inclinato) over the years, so it was demolished in 1905 to a height of m. 11.90 and then rebuilt.

Probably built at the same time that the basilica, had collapsed in the earthquake of 3 January 1117. It was rebuilt in 1271. It tilted (inclinato) over the years, so it was demolished in 1905 to a height of m. 11.90 and then rebuilt.

Portal at back of the church, dating from the eleventh and twelfth centuries, also called portal of the dragon with medieval bas-relief. According to the most common hypothesis is represented prophet Habakkuk with baskets of food he brought for St. Daniel, and below it is a carved relief of Romanesque depicting "Daniel on the throne in the lions'

Portal at back of the church, dating from the eleventh and twelfth centuries, also called portal of the dragon with medieval bas-relief. According to the most common hypothesis is represented prophet Habakkuk with baskets of food he brought for St. Daniel, and below it is a carved relief of Romanesque depicting "Daniel on the throne in the lions'

The interior has three naves and three apses presbytery, covered by a dome and surrounded by an ambulatory (designer for walking).

The interior has three naves and three apses presbytery, covered by a dome and surrounded by an ambulatory (designer for walking).

Polygonal apse, crowned by loggia from the thirteenth century. and flanked (affiancata) by the ancient pointed portal dating from the eleventh and twelfth centuries.

Polygonal apse, crowned by loggia from the thirteenth century. and flanked (affiancata) by the ancient pointed portal dating from the eleventh and twelfth centuries.

Particular of the portal of the back of the church

Particular of the portal of the back of the church

Madonna between San Sebastiano e San Rocco, 1508, Giovanni Antonio de Magistris

Madonna between San Sebastiano e San Rocco, 1508, Giovanni Antonio de Magistris

Floor plan of San Fedele, Como. Three naves grafted (innestate) onto a central plant, it reminda a clover leaf

Floor plan of San Fedele, Como. Three naves grafted (innestate) onto a central plant, it reminda a clover leaf


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