Chiesa di Santa Maria Presso di San Satiro

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Chiesa di Santa Maria Presso di San Satiro information

Location
Milan , Italy
Address
Via Speronari 3
Getting there
Metro: Duomo
Opening hours
9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Sat, 2-5.30pm Sun
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Here’s an escape from the Zara/Benneton/H&M maelstrom. Ludovico Sforza saw potential in this little church built on top of the 9th-century mausoleum of martyr San Satiro, and asked architect Donato Bramante to refurbish it in 1482. His ambition wasn’t dampened by the project’s scale: a trompe l'œil –coffered niche on the shallow apse makes the backdrop to the altar mimic the Pantheon in Rome.