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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
Fee: No
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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A gem in Milan!

This site is well worth a visit. It is a hidden gem, usually not visited by a horde of tourists. The artwork in this attraction is outstanding.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This site is well worth a visit. It is a hidden gem, usually not visited by a horde of tourists. The artwork in this attraction is outstanding.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My favorite church in Milan, hidden at the beginning of Via Torino, Bramante trompe-l’œil is really amazing, you can't stop looking at it from all sides, trying to understand its magic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Hidden among the hustle and bustle of Milano lies this amazing church, a gem worth a trip to Milano. The absid is Bramante's masterpiece of perspective.Remarkable also the baptistery and the group of renaissance sculptures of De Fundulis.

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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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New York
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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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San Francisco, California
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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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Randers, Denmark
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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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New York City, New York
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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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Frankfurt, Germany
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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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