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Destination Milan: Basilica di San Vittore al Corpo

Built around the 8th century to accommodate the bodies of S. Vittore and S. Satiro, in the area where were some small Christian parish churches and the imperial mausoleum.

The basilica was reconstructed around the thousand, in the same place where a Benedictine monastery was established. In 1560, with the reconstruction of the monastery, in the meantime transferred to the Olivetan Congregation, the church was also reconstructed and completed with the facade after 1602.

The latter, unfinished, strikes for simplicity contrasting with the sumptuous interior, having as  only decoration the Diocletian window and the lesenes thought to match the columns of a porch that unfortunately was never realized.

The interior is divided into three aisles with six chapels per side, decorated by Milan’s greatest contemporary artists, such as Daniele Crespi, Ambrogio Figino, Ercole and Camillo Procaccini. The main nave features a large vaulted roof with great perspective effect.

The dome is richly decorated by Crespi himself and by Guglielmo Caccia called Moncalvo. Impressive the figurations in the pendives (The Four Evangelists), the tholobate (the Eighth Sibille) and the cap (80 coffers with as many Angels Musicians "isolated from each other, each intent of its exclusive melody".

 The vast presbytery, in the terminal apse, houses an imposing wooden chorus. Except for the marble floor, rebuilt in the 1930s, the church has retained most of its original materials and furnishings.


Admission: free

How to reach: Metro S. Ambrogio, Bus 94

Address: Via San Vittore, 25, 20123 Milano MI


Born in Riccione, a seaside town on the Italian coast of the Adriatic Sea. Of Italian father and a Russian mother, I always define myself a crossroads of cultures, in fact I never identified with a nationality, considering myself a real world citizen.
From the early years of life I've traveled, living periods of time abroad, experiences that have further increased my openness towards the new and the different, and the ability to think outside the box.
I'm graduated Expert for Tourism, and continued hmy studies with a Masters Degree in Economics and Management. During and after the studies, I had a multitude of different jobs, mostly oriented towards tourism (my true passion, together with art and opera). Since 2008 I lives in Milan, working in the finance department of an Italian multinational company.
My passion for culture, led me to found in 2013, Kitabu, a publishing house specializing in the publication of books in electronic format, with which in 2015 I launched various projects regarding web-based magazines about different cultural and leisure themes, on of wich is TravelTv.
Despite the many commitments, however, I've never stopped traveling extensively the world, trying in every place to identify myself with the local population.

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