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Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro

Via Torino 17-18, 20123 Milan, Italy
+39 02 874683
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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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“trompe l'oeil” (22 reviews)
“small church” (19 reviews)
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Via Torino 17-18, 20123 Milan, Italy
Centro Storico
+39 02 874683
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

This middle ages cathedral offers an amazing optical illusion that anyone coming to the Duomo should not miss. So make an extra 5 minutes effort and walk over to this nice old cathedral and see this for yourself. The attached photos show that even hundreds...More

Thank Avi P
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This Mannerist style church w/ Romanesque bell tower was completed in 1482 and is located in the historical center of Milan. The gated exterior façade has a portal flanked by two windows w/ bars topped by one large rose window and two smaller ones. The...More

Thank T-Bird1974
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Small church in the historic center. Very pretty and it has a "false apse" painted so that it looks deeper than what it actually is.

Thank Liz N
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Firstly I'm not in the slightest bit religious but I do like churches as they are so beautiful. This one is no exception and is a little gem in the city well worth searching out. I'm sure if you're reading this then you'll know what...More

Thank Jencardiff123
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We visit this church after we have visited to Duomo while doing a shopper walk along front street, this church come to our attention, we saw a small crowd standing outside of the entrance waited in the line to get in, so we join the...More

Thank JeromeNG_WK
Reviewed 6 May 2017

You can't see much of the basilica's exterior since it is squeezed between the houses around, but the interior is really beautiful. Pay attention to the trompe-l'oeil choir designed by Bramante. Worth a visit if you are in the Duomo neighborhood. Proper attire is highly...More

Thank Buba J
Reviewed 3 May 2017

One of the most interesting churches in Milan - it is near Duomo, so be sure you won't miss it. An entire complex is forth to see from behind.

Thank yegorb306
Reviewed 25 April 2017

A good example of baroque architecture. Well organized audio service with a lot of interesting information. One of the musts to visit in Milano

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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Well worth a visit albeit the center of attraction is The Duomo there is this sneaky piece of art awaiting a visit. Like many of this type of monuments all over Italy.

Thank dellingermiguel
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Well worth a detour from the Duomo. Beautiful old church, with chapel containing some extraordinary frescoes. And of course, its famous "false apse" - created by the painter....

Thank iTravel61
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
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23 April 2017|
Response from Tania C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Gail, in this Church the mess is celebrared in Sundays sta 11.00 am