Morimondo Monastery whose name means ‘to die to the world’, that is ‘to live a resurrected life’, was founded in 1134 in Coronate, a small village which still exist about one kilometre far from the Abbey, by the monks from the French Cistercian Monastery of Morimond. In 1136 they decided to move to ‘Campo Falcherio‘ which is the monastery present site. The monastery soon gained renown and welcomed callings from all social classes. This Abbey was the fourth founded in Italy and the first on the Lombard soil and is presents distinguished features from all other XIth century Cistercian buildings. The possibility to delay the building until 1182 made it possible to acquire useful experience from earlier and briefly accomplished abbeys. The great difference from the other Cistercian abbeys is basically to be found in the nave architecture, made lighter by the ogival vaults which anticipate Gothic style features.