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Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore (Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore) Tours

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Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore (Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore)
Milan’s best-preserved 16th-century church, the Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore (Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore) features frescoes by Bernardino Luini as well as the oldest pipe organ in the city. It is also home to the Archaeological Museum of Milan (Museo Archeologico di Milano), which displays artifacts from the Etruscans, Greeks, and Romans.

The Basics 
Built in the early 1500s, San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore is one of the oldest surviving structures in Milan. The church is attached to a Benedictine convent—the oldest convent in the city—which today houses the archaeological museum. The church is often featured on Milan history and art tours, which typically include a visit to da Vinci’s famous The Last Supper with skip-the-line admission. For a personalized experience, book a private tour to explore the ancient structures of Milan and the city’s hidden gems. 

Things to Know Before You Go 
  • The Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore is a must-see for art and architecture lovers.
  • Entrance to the church is free.
  • Visitors with limited mobility can access the church through the archaeological museum.
  • Groups of more than 10 must book at least two weeks in advance, and only two groups are allowed in the church at any given time.

How to Get There 
San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore is located at Corso Magenta 15. To get there by public transit, take the M1 metro line to Cadorna or Cairoli. Alternatively, take tram 16 to Corso Magenta via Nirone or Via Meravigli.

When to Get There 
The church is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30am to 7:30pm. Milan gets very busy during the summer season, so it’s a good idea visit the church during the shoulder seasons due to its small size.

The “Sistine Chapel of Milan”
The opulent Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore is one of the most revered churches in the city, along with the famous Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano). It was rebuilt during the Renaissance era, and many artists from the school of Leonardo were commissioned to paint its frescoes. Restored over 30 years into the 2010s, the church’s more than 40,000 square feet (4,000 square meters) of frescoes earned it the nickname the “Sistine Chapel of Milan.”
Address: Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, Milan, Italy
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Best of Milan Experience Including Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' or Vineyard and Milan Duomo Tour

Best of Milan Experience Including Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' or Vineyard and Milan Duomo Tour

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Explore Milan’s top attractions on a walking tour. Led by a guide, visit the Duomo di Milano, Italy’s largest church, and enjoy your choice between skip-the-line entry to ‘The Last Supper’ or a tour of Leonardo da Vinci's Vineyard. Discover the city’s famous plazas, stroll through the fashion district, and check out popular spots with the locals. Numbers are limited to keep the experience as intimate as possible.
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  • 6 hours
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Milan Semi-Private Walking Tour with Last Supper and Duomo | with Private Option

Milan Semi-Private Walking Tour with Last Supper and Duomo | with Private Option

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The Milan Walking Tour with access to the Last Supper and the Duomo is a fantastic tour to really get to know Milan, and to see one of the world's most famous masterpieces: the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. Choose between our exclusive semi-private tour in a group of only 6 people max, or book your very own Private Tour - we offer both options! You will begin at the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the Last Supper lives. Admire this incredible painting with only a handful of other tourists, and really enjoy it with ample space, peace and quiet. Continue onto see San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, refuel with a coffee, and continue onto the financial district and San Satiro. Finally end at the Duomo, where your guide will explain the wonders of this world famous Church from the majestic Piazza. NOTE: The Private Tour option includes skip the line access to the Duomo and its terrace! The Small Group Tour does not include entry into the Duomo.
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Milan Private Tour

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Traverse the metropolis of Milan and uncover hidden gems with this private tour. Learn the history of this important city and visit a few famous landmarks such as the Duomo, Sforza Castle, Teatro La Scala as well as a few lesser-known spots. View works of art around the city and learn about Milan’s influence in the fashion industry from your private guide.
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2-hour Milan Skip the Line The Last Supper and Renaissance Walking Tour

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Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ is one of the world’s most famous paintings but it’s just one of Milan’s many Renaissance treasures. This 2-hour small-group tour includes skip-the-line access to The Last Supper, plus a walking tour of Milan monuments such as Castello Sforzesco, San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and the UNESCO-listed Santa Maria delle Grazie.
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Milan Hidden Gems Guided Tour: Michelangelo's Pietà San Maurizio and San Satiro

Milan Hidden Gems Guided Tour: Michelangelo's Pietà San Maurizio and San Satiro

While it might seem like a modern city, Milan is steeped in history dating back hundreds of years. Take a private tour of the city’s hidden gems, like the San Maurizio and San Satiro churches, as well as the red-bricked Sforza Castle. Listen to tales of Milan’s famous families—Visconti and Sforza—and see works by Michelangelo and the ancient Romans.
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  • 3 hours
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Milan: Private Tour of the Medieval Milan

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Discover the beauty and elegance of medieval Milanese art in this 3-hour private walking tour. See the five main symbols of medieval Milan. The meeting point is in Piazza dei Mercanti. Visit the Duomo, the Sforza Castle and the church of San Maurizio. The tour ends with the visit at the Milan's second most important church: the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio. In Milan, the old buildings are not imposing and opulent like ones in Rome. Milan has a discreet elegance that almost whispers. Milan is not a city on the grand scale, like Paris or London, but if you go beyond the narrow streets, and past the house facades, you discover fantastic interiors, small intricate gardens and intimate refined settings. When you really know Milan you think at something exclusive and private. Milan always insisted upon rigorous simplicity, no stand exhibitionism. Milan is a secret city and you need a guide to understand why this city is imposing itself as a world capital of economic, elegance and sweet life.
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Off the Beaten Path: Private Tour of Milan Secret Gems and Michelangelo Pietà

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Off the beaten path tour

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Milan, private guided tour

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Milan discover main churches, private guided tour

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3-hour private walking tour. The tour starts in the beautiful and hidden San Fedele square a few steps from the Duomo and La Scala. After admiring the beauty of the church the visit will continue to the church the church of San Maurizio, San Giorgio and Santa Maria delle Grazie.
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Milan Private Walking Tour

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Experience Milan's top attractions on a walking tour through the city. Wander among medieval courtyards, visit the Benedictine monastery of San MaurIzio al Monastero Maggiore and explore the world's third-largest cathedral. Enjoy convenient skip-the-line access to major sites, and learn about Milan's fascinating history from your guide as you go. This walk through Milan includes a mix of artistic styles from throughout the decades, ranging from examples of trompe l'oeil in San Satiro Church to the more contemporary (and controversial) middle finger of Maurizio Cattelan in Piazza Affari.
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