Itinerary 3

Itinerary 3 walking tour and by tramcar – Monumental Cemetery, the secret churches and Ca’ Granda

Monumental Cemetery is an open-air museum with many sculptures of various artists showing different styles, it is located in a green area with flowers and trees. We visit the most beautiful graves and the temple of fame, called Famedio.

St. Maria at San Satiro Church is in the city-centre and it was built in the 15th century including St. Satiro medieval chapel. This church is famous for the choir with a depth of only 90 cm (3.0 ft) built by Donato Bramante with a painted perspective, realizing in this way one of first examples of trompe l’oeil in history of art.

St. Bernardino alle ossa Church is located behind the cathedral itself and it was built in he 13th  century but restored in the 17th  century.  It is also known for its ossuary, a small side chapel decorated with numerous human skulls and bones, probably the deceased from San Barnaba in Brolo hospital and executed convicts.

Ca’ Granda, Ospedale Maggiore of Milan, was built by the Florentine artist Filarete, it was one of first Renaissance building in Milan and the first big hospital to cure sick people in Europe. Today it is a university: Università degli Studi di Milano.

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