See extraordinary optical illusion in the church of Santa Maria#6 of 30 things to do in Milan
Inside the church is the altar with the image of the Madonna. Stand in front of it - and you will see how the columns of the apse (altar) go deep into a couple of meters, and the altar seems spacious and wide.
Now come close to the altar - and you will realize that it is completely flat! This amazing illusion was conceived by the architect - once he was forbidden to demolish the public house, in the place which he planned to offer a real altar, and Donato Bramante decided to use the reception using the illusion of perspective.
Where to do?
This secret place near Piazza Duomo is an island of peace and tranquility amongst the hustle and bustling city.24Milan
Open hours: from 7:30 am to 7 pm