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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Via Torino 17-18, 20123 Milan, Italy
Centro Storico
+39 02 874683
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a guide that went over the architectural history. It was very interesting and the church is beautiful inside.

Thank sb2urist
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here with my family from abroad! The chirch is very close to metro stations, the entry is free and the inside is stunnig, for the architecture. I recommend hopping in here.

Thank galleo19
Reviewed 10 October 2018

This small church is less than 10 minutes away from the Duomo and it's worth the walk to take a look inside. Quite plain on the outside, the interior is quite lovely, with a special painting on the apse that makes the church look bigger...More

Thank Dale W
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Required to renovate an ancient church, little more than a chapel, Bramante enjoyed playing with perspective, thus creating a Renaissance gem. It's near Piazza Duomo, just at the beginning of Via Torino.

Thank Lucia B
Reviewed 7 October 2018

While we were in Milan we bboked ourselves on a walking tour. This lovely church was one of the stops. It is rich in history and once inside you can enjoy the beautiful frescoes. Worth a visit.

Thank W4142HDpatricks
Reviewed 5 October 2018

You will find this church just a few steps from the Doumo square, and please make the small effort to go there! Quite plain from the outside but beautiful from the inside, it will offer you the chance to have a quite moment in the...More

Thank morr394
Reviewed 30 September 2018

This church is yet another one in Milan that looks so plain from the outside but absolutely wonderous on the inside. It's alter is full of majestic carvings, murals and gold leaf and is spellbinding. High above the alter is it's dome that is decorated...More

Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed 25 September 2018

When you walk in and view the alter at the front of the church you would think that the church is huge. It turns out that this is an optical illusion created by the artist on the ceiling. The church looks at least 10 meters...More

Thank mmcgrattan52
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We were lucky enough to have a cousin tour us to some places we hadn’t thought of and this was one. An unbelievable view of some artwork that make you realize that the skills back in the day were unreal. When you stare at the...More

Thank SergioB817
Reviewed 9 September 2018

The Duomo is so much visited, long files, this lovely church , also an art work, don't miss a visit and don't forget it.

Thank Manuela L
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is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon
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Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high
quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch
expedition into a royal experience. Head to the
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2 July 2018|
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Response from kapcat | Reviewed this property |
It appeared to be open all day. It is not open to tourists while mass is being celebrated.
24 April 2017|
Response from Tania C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Gail, in this Church the mess is celebrared in Sundays sta 11.00 am