Crypt and Church of St. Sepulchre

In 1100 archbishop Anselmo IV da Bovisio solemnly consacreted the Church of St. Sepulchre to celebrate the anniversary of the conquest of Jerusalem by the Milanese crusade. The crusaders placed a simulacrum of the sepulcher in the crypt to remember the Holy Sepulchre. They paved the crypt with smooth stones of the ancient Roman Forum […]

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Sforza Castle

The Sforza Castle is the symbol of the military power and cultural prestige that Milan has had for centuries. The goal of the tour is to illustrate the stratified history of the fortress, to admire its main architectural features, and visit some of the sections of the many collections preserved inside the castle, renamed the […]

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La Scala Theatre

This temple of worldwide opera, is one of the most famous and charming buildings in Milan, thanks to its rich history, tradition, and fame. Its facade is simple and with little decoration, because initially it would overlook a narrow street, when Piazza alla Scala had not been opened yet. Its splendor is all hidden in […]

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Basilica di San Ambrogio

The basilica of San Ambrogio is second only to the Duomo as place of worship in the city, a greato devotion from the people has always marked the history of this church, still so important today. It might be surprising, but when it was first built the church was located in the outskirts of the […]

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San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore – Milan’s Sistine Chapel

The church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore is completely covered in frescoes, and thus it is called the Sistine Chapel of Milan. The complex of San Maurizio features an ample hall, with a single nave, divided into two parts, the Chamber of the Faithful (the public part) and the Chamber of the Nuns by […]

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Basilica di San Eustorgio e Cappella Portinari

The extraordinary ensemble of the basilica of San Eustorgio and the Cappella Portinari (Portinari Chapel), with the annexed convent, office of the Diocesan Museum is located in Porta Ticinese. The basilica takes its name from San Eustorgio, ninth bishop of Milan, believed to have brought to this site the relics of the Magi. In 1462 […]

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Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro (Church)

This church is located among the narrow streets that pay an homage to the old medieval crafts, like Via Spadari (Swordsmith street) or Via Cappellari (Hatter Street). The location is an important part of this curious and singular jewel of the Renaissance, designed by Donato Bramante. The building is in fact quite deceitful, thanks to […]

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Basilica di San Lorenzo Maggiore

The basilica, built between IV and V century, represents one of the first examples of central plan churches of western Christianity. The most important of the many chapels along the ambulatory is the chapel of Sant’Aquilino, probably an imperial burial place. It preserves some of the most ancient mosaics in the city.

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Ca’ Granda

The building is now the main office of the Universit√† Statale (State University), but for centuries it was a place where those in need would be welcomed and helped. Filarete was the architect that started the construction, and he brought the new Renaissance style in Milan. The inside the building is exceptionally decorated to alleviate […]

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Cimitero monumentale (Cemetery)

The Cimitero Monumentale is a secluded island of peace and meditation inside a frenetic metropolis. It was built by will of the municipality of Milan right after the unification of Italy, between 1863 and 1866. The burial monuments are a clear testimony of the passage from the XIX to the XX century and its artistic […]

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