An Optical Illusion Hiding in Milan

A very few people know that Milan city center hides a secret since the XV century.

We are talking about the Santa Maria presso San Satiro Church, a very small church right around the corner of Piazza Duomo.


The entrance of the Santa Maria presso San Satiro church.

Obscured by the huge Duomo and its beauty, this little church is a masterpiece. You can find it in the first left alley of Via Torino, if you come from Piazza Duomo.

If a church surrounded by taller buildings isn't fascinating enough, take a step inside and enjoy the optical illusion that hides here.


Look at this picture. Believe it or not, this is a flat wall painted by Donato Bramante so that it has a central perspective. Amazing, isn't it?


A great optical illusion, one of the first examples of trompe l'oeil in the world, a MUST SEE IN MILAN, just near the Duomo.


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