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Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

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Address: Corso Magenta, 15, 20123 Milan, Italy
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The Milanese call this the Sistine chapel of Milan, rightly so!

A must see when traveling to Milan! The outside of the church is plain and subdued, but once you step inside, the rich colors of the many frescoes overwhelm your senses! Yet when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

A must see when traveling to Milan! The outside of the church is plain and subdued, but once you step inside, the rich colors of the many frescoes overwhelm your senses! Yet when you venture into the back "chapel" where the nuns celebrate their Holy Mass and sings, one can only stare in awe at the beauty of artwork of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

I really recommend this place as the Milan Sistine Chapel, beautiful atmosphere and frescoes all over the walls

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

Curiosity led me here, and what a delightful discovery it was! Next to Museo Civico Archeologico the interior walls of this Nun’s Chapel are covered in 16C frescoes, which are nicely labelled as well. Looking up, the vaulted, ribbed ceiling is intricately decorated too. In fact I couldn’t see a patch anywhere in the church that wasn't embellished. At the... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 NEW

In passing this church you would not expect such a beauty inside ! The most beautiful church I've seen in Milano.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We happened to be walking by this small church when we glanced in the open doorway and stopped short--the walls were covered with frescos! The gentleman standing just inside invited us in with a smile and a wave of his hand, then gave us a brief history in broken English. Consisting of central nave and a dividing wall; one side... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Fantastic ! precious church in the city center..free entrance! we got there with the the free ride in taxi included in the visitalia milan city pass. then we rented an atm bike to discover the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Located down the street fromThe Last Supper. what a surprise! Enter into a world of beautiful frescos! Spectacular!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I went with guide Valeri, learned so many fascinating things, she made the whole city accessible and worth seeing on foot ... no more tour buses for me:)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A wonderful example of a Monastery from the Benedictine period. Walls are elaborately decorated up to the ceilings, and the Nun's walk leads you to the 2nd room with a large organ and choir chairs. As an additional attraction you can go into the archaeological exhibit (paid). This is accessible by Metro, or is an easy walk from the Duomo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This unassuming church is completely covered by sixteenth century frescoes, many by Leonardo's pupil Bernardino Luini. The effect is totally harmonious, especially as this is a bit off the beaten path (but in the center of the city). If you are an art lover, this is a must.

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The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
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