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From 15 May, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday with reservations required

How to book visits to the church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, in Milan

1 Maggio 2021

HOW TO BOOK YOUR VISIT TO SAN MAURIZIO
- Starting from Saturday 15 May, the church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore in Milan can be visited thanks to the welcome by the Volunteers of the Touring Club Italiano every Friday, Saturday and Sunday with admissions from 10 AM to 4 PM, subject to compulsory free reservation.  
- Here is the link for reservations for the month of June 2021, with all the instructions and useful information.


The Touring Club Italiano "Aperti per Voi" ("Open for You") sites are finally reopening their doors to the public, witnessing a significant turning point in the resumption of activities related to art and culture in Italy. In Milan, from Saturday 15 May the Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore has also reopened, a jewel of the artistic heritage of the city that can be visited since 2006 thanks to the welcome of the Volunteers of the Touring Club Italiano, in collaboration with the Parish of Santa Maria alla Porta and the Municipality of Milan - Culture Department. 


The Church of San Maurizio is a masterpiece of Milanese art that is striking for its richness and uniqueness. It was the church of the former Monastero Maggiore, the largest and oldest female monastery in Milan; the decoration is the true masterpiece: the walls and the ceiling are rich of marvellous paintings, stuccos, frescoes that cover every space, both in the hall of the Faithful and in the Nuns' Choir. The "genius loci" is Bernardino Luini, who worked there with his school, portraying stories of saints, parables and biblical episodes. An extraordinary expression of Lombard Renaissance art, so much so that the cycle of frescoes has been defined as “the Sistine Chapel of Milan”.
 

The church can be visited by entering the Civic Archaeological Museum, located in the spaces of the Major Monastery of San Maurizio, a monastic institution founded around the eighth century AD on the most imposing Roman remains of Milan, including an imperial tower frescoed at the end of the fourteenth century with a cycle of saints, still preserved intact almost to the roof and included in the museum itinerary.
 
INFORMAZIONI
- San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore is open by reservation from May 15th, from Friday to Sunday with entrances from 10 to 16. The entrances are from the Civic Archaeological Museum of Milan (Corso Magenta 15) and are limited to 14 visitors every 30 minutes, starting from 10 AM to 4 PM.
- Here is the link for reservations for the month of June 2021, with all the instructions and useful information.
- For reservations relating to groups and guided tours, here is the dedicated page
 
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