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There is documentation to testify that between 1482 and 1491 Donato Bramante, the great architect who restarted building St Peter's in Rome, worked in Milan at Santa Maria presso San Satiro, the church now embedded in the block between Via Torino, Via Speronari, Via Falcone and Via Unione.

Much of the building was redone in the 19th century, but Bramante's presbitery in stucco is original, as is its deceptive perspective: the solution was adopted to compensate for the lack of space in which to build the apse.

Adjoining the basilica, at the corner between Via Falcone and Via Speronari, is archbishop Ansperto's sacellum (originally 9th- to 11th-century), on the plan of a Greek cross. The baptistry on the opposite side of the church also dates back to the 15th century.

Santa Maria presso San Satiro La ScalaPiazza DuomoUniversità

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