San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore: Milan’s Sistine Chapel

July 01, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Although Milan is packed with events celebrating all things contemporary, it still continues to amaze those visiting it with thousands of ancient, awe-inspiring places boasting a wealth of treasures. One such example is San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, an early Christian church, totally rebuilt during Renaissance times. Due to its sumptuous interiors rich in gold and frescoes from the school of Leonardo, it has been dubbed the ‘Sistine Chapel of Milan’.

Free admission. Regular opening hours: Tue-Sun 9.30am-5.30pm, closed on Monday. For guided visits, groups of 10-25 people should book 15 days in advance (Aster: T: +39 02 4041175). Volunteers from Touring Club Italy welcome visitors from Tue-Sun from 9am-7.30pm, Thu from 9am-10.30pm. 

Located within what remains of a former Benedictine Monastero Maggiore, hence the name
Corso Magenta, 13 (corner of Via Bernardino Luini)
M1-M2 (red and green lines) Cadorna
Tram lines: 16, 27
Bus lines: NM1, 19, 50, 59

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