San Celso’s Bell Tower

The oldest operational bell tower in Milan

By The Cultural Beauty District - MilanoCard Group

San Celso’s Bell TowerThe Cultural Beauty District - MilanoCard Group

San Celso’s Bell TowerThe Cultural Beauty District - MilanoCard Group

View from San Celso’s Bell TowerThe Cultural Beauty District - MilanoCard Group

San Celso’s Bell TowerThe Cultural Beauty District - MilanoCard Group

Il Campanile dei Sospiri (San Celso’s Bell Tower)

The Campanile dei Sospiri (Bell Tower of Sighs) at San Celso is the oldest operational bell tower in Milan, with a history dating back over a millennium. It is open to visitors, allowing you to discover its 1,000-year history and the breathtaking views of Milan from the top of the belfry, which is over 30 metres high.

San Celso’s Bell Tower, From the collection of: The Cultural Beauty District - MilanoCard Group
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San Celso’s Bell TowerThe Cultural Beauty District - MilanoCard Group

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View from San Celso’s Bell Tower

San Celso’s Bell TowerThe Cultural Beauty District - MilanoCard Group

The Church of Brides

The Basilica of San Celso and its bell tower hold a special place in the heart of Milan's natives and visitors alike, partly because of the centuries-old tradition that saw newly married girls carry their bouquet under the bell tower to bring them good luck for a happy marriage: it is no surprise that this church is known as the "Church of Brides". The name "Bell Tower of Sighs" is dedicated to the hopeful sighs of these brides, but also to the saints, soldiers and worshippers who have passed beneath the tower over the centuries.

San Celso’s Bell Tower, From the collection of: The Cultural Beauty District - MilanoCard Group
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San Celso’s Bell Tower, From the collection of: The Cultural Beauty District - MilanoCard Group
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