Santa Maria Presso San Satiro
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About Santa Maria Presso San Satiro, Milan
Once, sometime around the 9th century, a little mausoleum was built here, dedicated to San Satiro. Some time later a small church was built on top, which became an important pilgrimage stop. In the 15th century, the church got a massive facelift and became a famous early example of an architectural trick known as a trompe l'oei (an illusion that makes a 2D object look like 3D). To see it, look behind the high altar, the columns and the arches. It looks like an enclave, but is actually a painting. To the left of the transept, see the Cappella della Pieta, with its Byzantine frescoes, Romanesque columns and statue of Saint Satiro.
How To Get To Santa Maria Presso San Satiro by Public Transport
- M1, M3 stop Duomo
- Trams 24, 12, 16, 27, 2, 3, 14 stop Duomo.
- Buses N15, N24 and NM 3 stop Duomo M1 M3.
- Buses 2, 3, 14 stop Via Torino Via Palla.
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Very interesting place that often goes unnoticed by tourists. The choir hosts a painting by Bramante which is one of the first examples in history of the trompe-l'œil technique.
Two very interesting features: the trompe-l'oeil "choir", which is a meter deep but has very effective forced perspective, and the baptistery, beautifully decorated.
This church is home to bramanto's architectural illusion. Take a look at the wall behind the altar from all parts of the church to appreciate what Bramanto did with such little space.
Do not miss this church. It's just metres away from the Piazza del Duomo. Pay attention to the wall behind the altar. It looks like a beautiful semi dome with lots of details. Walk all the way to the wall and look at it from the side. The semi dome is not such a thing but a perspective illusion. The wall is no more than 2 metres deep.
Wonderful perspective painting by Bramante
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