Diocesan Museum and Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio

diocesan museumThe Diocesan Museum‘s collections, arranged chronologically, include works that were donations or are on loan from private or institutional collectors. It also contains numerous works from the Diocese, dated from the sixth to the nineteenth century.

The Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio was probably founded in the fourth century. According to tradition, the wagon with which Sant’Eustorgio carrying the relics of the Magi from Constantinopoli stopped inexplicably: the wheels had become heavy as boulders and neither oxen nor horses could no longer move them. So Eustorgio had to give up the idea to bring the remains of the Magi in the Santa Tecla Basilica and built a new basilica, outside the city walls, to deposit them there.

The cappella Portinari  is located inside the Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio in Milan and was launched in 1462 and already completed in 1468. It is one of the most complete and best preserved examples of Lombard Renaissance era of Francesco Sforza.

WHERE: Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio, piazza Sant’Eustorgio, 3

WITH MILANOCARD: -33%, -25% during temporary exhibitions

PRICE: 6,00€, 8,00€ during temporary exhibitions. The ticket includes Diocesan Museum, Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio, Basilica Museum, Cappella Portinari, Early Christian Cemetery.

Ticket valid 30 days, you can be accessed in all places at once.

OPENING HOURS: from Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. It is closed on 1st May, on 25th and 26th December, on 1st January

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