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

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

  Cappella Portinari in Sant'Eustorgio
by Diana75

A pure example of the Renaissance style, Cappella Portinari (Portinari Chapel) was commissioned by Pigello Portinari in 1462 and finished in the year of his death 1468.

Vincenzo Foppa's wonderful frescoes high up on the walls, were discovered in 1878 and restored at the beginning 20th century.

In the center of the chapel, stands the famous tomb of St. Peter Martyr, built by Giovanni di Balduccio, a follower of the great Pisan Innovator, Giovanni Pisano, between 1336 and 1339.

The tomb, which in 1734 was moved from the left nave of the Basilica to the Portinari Chapel, is made of a white marble urn supported by eight statues of Virtues resting on them.

The bas-relief decorations present scenes from life of St. Peter Martyr.

Address: Corso Ticinese
Directions: Tramway 27
Phone: 02 5810 1583

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  • Updated Jun 6, 2006
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