Church of San Gerardo al Corpo

The church is dedicated to St. Gerard of Tintori (dyers), dead in Monza in 1207 and founder of the homonymous hospital. The saint was buried in the graveyard beside the then existing little church of St. Ambrose, later on dedicated to St. Gerard. In the 18th century the church was renovated in Baroque style creating, in 1735, a new apse chapel intended to house the Saint’s mortal remains, but in 1835 it was decided to undergo a total reconstruction and enlargement of the building. The architect Giacomo Moraglia designed a large neoclassical church covered by a central dome, preserving on the inside the chapel where the Saint is buried, along with its furnishings and frescoes.