Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, Milan

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Escape the busy streets of Milan in Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, a peaceful, 15th-century church where you'll see a famous trompe-l'oeil choir. The apse in the church was too small to do much with, so Italian architect Donato Bramante created an illusory apse. Stand at the back of the nave, and you'll think you're looking at a deep apse. If you stand to the side, you'll see that it the apse is actually quite small. Admire the Byzantine frescoes and other great artworks throughout the church. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro by using our Milan route builder tool.
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  • Finding the entrace was a little tricky as it's tucked into a small courtyard accessed by Via Torino. We couldn't get as close of a look as I'd have liked because there was a wedding in progress. It.....  more
    Finding the entrace was a little tricky as it's tucked into a small courtyard accessed by Via Torino. We couldn't get as close of a look as I'd have liked because there was a wedding in progress. It.....  more »
  • The church is made by Bramante and looks like a Latin cross, although it is T-shaped (due to lack of space). The effect is achieved with optical illusion. 
    The church is made by Bramante and looks like a Latin cross, although it is T-shaped (due to lack of space). The effect is achieved with optical illusion.  more »
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  • Beautiful and unique
  • Came to hear mass here but was told that because of covid hours have changed but the hours are still posted on the door without change. Very nice and opened to go in and pray.

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