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