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Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro

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Address: Via Speronari, 3 | Via Torino, 17-18, 20123 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: +39 02 874 683
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Description: Just south of the world-famous Duomo in Milan, this historic church was...
Just south of the world-famous Duomo in Milan, this historic church was built in the 9th century. More commonly known as “San Satiro,” it houses Byzantine frescoes and other works of art.
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Don't leave the City without seeing this spectacular sight.

You'll read a lot of reviews on here quoting words like 'perspective' ...... well just like all the other reviews I'll simply say this......You really need to see it to believe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

You'll read a lot of reviews on here quoting words like 'perspective' ...... well just like all the other reviews I'll simply say this......You really need to see it to believe it!!! How such imagination, skill and genius was so far ahead of it's time just makes the mind boggle. How you can paint something that appears to be 5-10... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Come to see the Bramante aspe but don't expect the side chapels to be open. The site www.tourismo.milano.it has good information. No pictures are allowed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

it is all a matter of perspective...you have to go there to know what I mean... An unmissable stop during a proper tour of Milan

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

When you come into the church, you can feel the depth behind the altar. You get closer and then you can still feel it - and it feels like you can see it. And then when you have been up close, and can see with your own eyes, that it is 'only' a painting, you can not see the depth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This beautiful church does not look like much from the outside, but once you go in you are in for a treat. The main altar was designed by Bramante, one of the greatest architects of the Renaissance and he manages to create the illusion of a receding colonnade by a very studied positioning of the columns in relief, it also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We incidentally pass by this church. From outside it looks very simple and not interesting. But inside it is different. It is worth to visit while you are in Duomo area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

You should really pay attention to find this little Church, but it's so nice. In particular, the roof gives the idea of the care and the art that are embedded. A real little, hidden treasure

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We accidentally wandered into this church while looking for another, but were not disappointed! It is a stunning trompe l'oeil and a great place to stop in for a bit to see some history and escape the crowds. We ended up spending almost an hour here just looking at the altar from all different angles. Brilliant!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Seriously, Italy has so many gems.. the problem is that It neglects them immensely. The XV Century San Satiro church is such a beauty stuck behind some fancy shops. The highlight is definitely the marvellous Bramante's painted perspective: the gorgeous golden painting of the apse rapresents the first trompe l'oil in history of art. Chapeau.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This small church is barely two blocks from the Duomo and is one of the "must see" places in Milan -- especially if you are an art history buff. The architectural trompe l'oeil behind the altar is a wonder and masterpiece. Not only is so much depth conveyed in space less than one meter, but more amazingly, it looks authentic... More 

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