"Sant'Eustorgio" Top 5 Page for this destination Basilica Sant'Eustorgio Tip by Diana75

Basilica Sant'Eustorgio, Milan: 14 reviews and 54 photos

  The facade of Sant'Eustorgio
by Diana75
  • The facade of Sant'Eustorgio - Milan
      The facade of Sant'Eustorgio
    by Diana75
  • The altar of Sant'Eustorgio - Milan
      The altar of Sant'Eustorgio
    by Diana75
  • The relics of three Magi chapel in Sant'Eustorgio - Milan
      The relics of three Magi chapel in Sant'Eustorgio
    by Diana75
  • The central nave of Sant'Eustorgio - Milan
      The central nave of Sant'Eustorgio
    by Diana75
  • Sant'Eustorgio - Milan
    by Diana75

From the first moment I saw it, Sant'Eustorgio became one of my favorite sites in Milan.

Commissioned by Bishop Eustorgio II in 515 the church was almost completely damaged in 1164 by Frederik Barbarossa. He was also the one who took the Roman sarcophagus supposed to contain the relics of three Magi to Cologne.

The reconstruction works started in 1190 and last several centuries.

The typical Lombard bell tower was built between 1297 and 1309 and in the 15th century was added the beautiful Renaissance style Portinari Chapel.

Beaside this other beautiful chapels can be found in the church: Brivio with the tombs of Giacomo Stefano Brivio, Torelli Chapel with the Gothic arc on twisted columns used as Pietro Torelli's sepulcher or Visconti Chapel with the tomb of Stefano Visconti, a gothic masterpiece by Giovanni di Balduccio.

The beautiful marble altar, although unfinished, is decorated with scenes of Passion of Christ.

Address: Corso Ticinese
Directions: Tramway 27
Phone: 02 5810 1583
Website: http://www.santeustorgio.it

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Jun 6, 2006
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“Happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it solely depends on what you think”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 9 8

Have you been to Milan?

  Share Your Travels