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Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro

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Address: Via Torino 17-18, 20123 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: +39 02 874683
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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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Interesting architectural illusion that makes the church look bigger than it is. Just off the main shopping drag near Duomo so worth a quick visit to experience the tranquility... read more

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Winchester, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Interesting architectural illusion that makes the church look bigger than it is. Just off the main shopping drag near Duomo so worth a quick visit to experience the tranquility away from the rat race.

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting church with cool visual effect. 5 minute walk from the Duomo, open Tues-Sat for visitors. Worth a few minutes of your time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful church to visit, a place of worship hazard stood on this site since a.d. 879. You can get there on the way to the Cathedral, it's located on Torino Street. Don't pass by without visiting this important church. The roofed domes are absolutely magnificent and we'll worth a 30 minute visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

s nice as many of the churches in Rome. Lots of history. Amazing atmosphere small gift shop. So old but well preserved.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of the fun is finding it! Its right near you and you may not know it. Well worth the 30 minutes you may go to see it. Beautiful! Historic! Free, no tickets. There is an optical illusion at the Alter, see if you can find it! Hint, it looks 10 meters long but its only about 1 miter long.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite small but warm atmosphere church in the middle of the very busy street. Like changing centuries back. Very special and rare paint architecture inside. Take a step out from the crowd and find specialists.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is important in historical terms because it has a very unusual apse, constructed to an early Renaissance design by Bramante. There was no space for a conventional apse, so Bramante ingeniously used false perspective to fashion an apse in a space that was only 1 metre deep. This is not displayed to best advantage though. The lighting in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Church is very small, enclosed on very small streets in the city, but the nave and the part behind the altar seem much larger due to an optical illusion in the project - master architecture!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A small and cozy church, it's actually smaller than it looks. When you enter the church it look like they's space behind the altar but when you walk to the front you see that it's just an illusion!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church it's a bit small and even without a very elaborated architecture it is quite nice to see.

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Centro Storico
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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