The basilica of the Wise Kings
The basilica of Sant’Eustorgio is one of the most ancient in Milan. Known above all for being the place where part of the relics of the Three Kings are kept, which were stolen by Frederik from Svevia, the red beard, and latter only partially returned. Despite this, the cult for the Three Kings has remained alive until now.
You’ll visit the basilica, where some representatives of the Milanese ducal Visconti family, who ruled Milan during the Middle Ages, are buried in the side chapels in the magnificent marble arches, but you’ll also explore the archaeological area under the basilica of late Roman Empire age.
You’ll admire the spectacular Portinari Chapel, frescoed by one of the greatest Lombard masters of the Renaissance, Vincenzo Foppa. Inside you will be amazed to admire the extraordinary tomb ark of San Pietro Martire from Verona, built by the great master Giovanni di Balduccio.
About 1 hour and 30 min.
This visit cannot be done on Sundays morning
To be agreed.
Suggested: at the entrance of the basilica
6.00 euro per person
There might be reductions for Juniors (younger then 12 years old) and Seniors (over 65 years old)
If it’s a large group, it’s advisabele to rent radioguides.
During the visit, you are invited to wear a convenient dress for a religious place. Therefore inside the catheadral are not admited sleeveless T-shirts or dresses, skirts or shorts have to be long at least until the knee. It’s advisable to bring with you a scarf or something to cover your self when you’ll visit the inside.