Cascina Monastero

Monastery Farmhouse

Site n. 29 - Angera Open Air Museum

17th century

Cascina Monastero owes its name to a religious foundation established by Cardinal Federico Borromeo. On 25th July 1625 work was begun on the construction of a monastery for the Barefoot Carmelite nuns, who livered a cloistered existence devoted mainly to contemplative prayer. 
The monastery was soon sold and became a farmhouse. The walls of the current building still bear remains of the past, including a fresco of Federico Borromeo dated 1712.

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