Church of St. Maria presso St. Satiro

Church of St. Maria presso St. Satiro

If you just only peek at the entrance of the church, you might not realize it. It is necessary to go inside and watch carefully to discern what it is real and what is the result of an optical illusion created by one of the most important Renaissance architects, Donato Bramante, who has created a real trick for the eyes here. As the apse does not exists, cleverly Donato Bramate has solved one of the clues of architecture, considered impossible. If the apse cannot be built for reasons of space, then he gives the illusion that anyway it exists.

In the church you can also admire the extraordinary “Lamentation over the Dead Christ” by Agostino de Fodulis, which is located in the chapel of St. Satiro.

About 1 hour

This visit cannot be done on Mondays and Sundays monrning

to be agreed.

Suggested: at the entrance of the church

10.00 euro per group

If it’s a large group, it’s compulsory to rent a radioguide system.

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.uring 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.