Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, Milan

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Escape the busy streets of Milan in Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, a peaceful, 15th-century church where you'll see a famous trompe-l'oeil choir. The apse in the church was too small to do much with, so Italian architect Donato Bramante created an illusory apse. Stand at the back of the nave, and you'll think you're looking at a deep apse. If you stand to the side, you'll see that it the apse is actually quite small. Admire the Byzantine frescoes and other great artworks throughout the church. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro by using our Milan route builder tool .
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  • For those who like to observe details, at the top there are paintings simulating depth, a very well done work. There are also traces of ancient frescoes, somewhat mistreated by the time built at the end of 400, in a land of Duke Gian Galeazzo Sforza, who initially took charge of the work, which generated an urban problem, because the region was the commercial heart of Milan, "Solved" with a "T" construction
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  • This little hidden Church, as long as it is in the heart of Milan, hides a real work of art, a painting of the Bramante that is a real masterpiece, if you are in Milan it is not to be missed, also it is located a stone's throw from the Cathedral. Inside there are also volunteer guides who illustrate the church, good, beautiful idea.
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  • It might not be easy to spot the little street that leads to the church from the busy via Torino. Once you get in, however, it is a wonder. Besides the “apse” by Bramante, the sacristy on the right has interesting fifteenth century bronze busts, while the chapel on the left has precious frescoes from Charlemagne’s age.
  • It is an architectural marvel. There are few churches like that even in Rome.
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