Chiesa di San Francesco in Fopponino

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Chiesa di San Francesco in Fopponino via Paolo Giovio,

Very famous is this church by Gio Ponti, with its facade that spreads over the side buildings, always religious, fifth of the theatrical wings if ever there were any, which if viewed from a certain angle looks like a seventies space monster, with the paradigmatic diamond openings that become threatening eyes.

Born on the area of a cemetery (Fopponino), with the plan of an irregular hexagon (which is notoriously a favorite form of Ponti), inside it is organized with an enormous nave separated from the two side aisles by concrete pillars.

Translated by @silaskin