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Santa Maria Presso San Satiro, Milan
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Escape the busy streets of Milan in 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 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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  • 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 Al...  more »
  • Always nice to come in here and take in the perspective of this little gem in Milan. The visit is free and worth a stopover on via torino
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  • Moving away from piazza del Duomo and along the bustling via Torino, opens on the left a path truly unique and not to be missed: a visit to this church, with the fake Bramante choir, seeing first from the back of the Church to find approaching the altar and looking to profile ' all the genius of Bramante, in having created a magnificent and misleading trompe l'oeil. Not to be missed.
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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