The church of San Satiro was built in 879, alongside a small hospital for pilgrims. Near the hospital there was a small cemetery, where in 1242, a miracle occurred; a small fresco painting of the Madonna with Child was stabbed by a man with a knife, and it started to bleed.
In the late 15th century, Duke Galeazzo Maria Sforza commissioned a larger church to accommodate the many pilgrims arriving here.
Architect Bramante liked the idea of a central-plan church, but the barrel-vaulted extension of the nave behind the altar could not be built because of lack of space. The clerical authorities were also opposed to a central plan, because they wanted the altar at the end of the nave. Bramante’s solution was a Renaissance masterpiece…
- Guided visit by a guide with regular professional licence.
- Microphone system for a better use of the visit *
- Offer to the church
* please note: the miking system will be guaranteed to reach 15 participants per group.
What’s not included
- Transport to reach the meeting point
- Food and beverage unless otherwise specified
- Tips (optional)
- Personal Extras
DepartureSanta Maria presso San Satiro - Milano
Meeting 15 minutes before the start of the guided tour in front of the facade of the Church, in via Torino