Church of St. Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

The Sistine Chappel of Milan

Chiurch of St. Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

You’ll be surprised to discover the inside of the church, which outsides appears so sober that when you walk in the street it is almost unnoticed. Here you’ll admire extraordinary 16th century frescoes made by well-known artists who worked in Milan at that age, such as Bernardino Luni and his workshop, Antonio Boltraffio , pupil of Leonardo da Vinci, Vincenzo Foppa, the Campi brothers and Simone Peterzano, Cavaraggio’s teacher.

The church was originally part of a monastery of cloistered Benedictine nuns, for that reason it is also astonishing that it is divided into two distinct rooms.

Together, you’ll go over the history of the nuns, closely linked to Milan’s history, and you’ll admire the paintings. Moreover, you will learn about stories related to fascinating characters of the Milanese Renaissance.

About 1 hour

This visit cannot be done on Mondays

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.