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visiting time : approximately 90 minutes
from 12€


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…

What’s included

  • 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

Meeting point


Santa 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

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Cancellation Policy

  • Cancel up to 72 hours in advance for a full refund
  • 50% refund between 72 and 24 hours before the start of the visit
  • No refund within 24 hours before the start of the visit.

These experiences on scheduled dates are in partnership with MILANOGUIDA.

It is possible to organize private and customized guided tours, in different languages ( for information and prices please contact us)

Info and booking


Via S.Antonio, 5 MILANO Italy

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