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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. Put Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro into our Milan tourist route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The beautiful church in the heart of Milan, a surprise the nave, going back often, and take friends visiting Milano
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  • A friend, now milanese by adoption, made us discover this small church wedged among the buildings of the Centre and of course we can only say thank you. Apart from the architecture, very nice, and the fact that it is the only church in Italy dedicated to this Saint, the uniqueness of this place lies in mock chorus of Bramante which gives the illusion of depth behind the altar. To see
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  • Little treasure of via Torino, perhaps little known, the Church of Santa Maria presso San Satiro offers a unique show of its kind, a play of perspectives which makes extensive and profound a church actually very small. Amazing how the human eye may be deceived by the prospect ...
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  • Must be seen. You can enter on top of the Cathedral and have a great view to city center. Interior is decorated with beautiful statues and stained glass. You have place to sit and rest in cathedral .
  • Beautiful small church tucked away off the busy streets of Milano.
  • A small jewel in the heart of Milano! Built in 1400, it's worth a visit as it has Bramante's "fake perspective" paintings!
  • Nice place to visit.
  • Beautiful church near the Duomo