Portinari Chapel Vicenzo Foppa
The Portinari Chapel is at S. Eustorgio church, a milanese IX century
church. It has frescoed walls and rich decorations. We propose the
following guided tour: You will learn about the Portinari family; they
were bankers and they represented the Medici family in Milan and in
the Flamish countries.
The Portinari family were very important patrons and they loved to
surround themselves with precious objects. The main founder member of
the Bank of Medici in Milan, Pigello Portinari, wants this chapel as
his own mausoleum, and as burial place for his family. Our guided tour
will give you the possibility to admire all the decorations and the
Lombard painter Vincenzo Foppa’s frescoes representing the Doctors of
the Church and some episodes of S. Peter The Martyr’s life and his
most decorated grave, one of Giovanni Balduccio Da Pisa’s
The IV century church is named S. Eustorgio after the milanese bishop.
According to a tradition Eustorgio brought the 3 Wise Men's relics to
Milan, but are now in Koln (Germany). The S. Eustorgio church was
rebuilt several times, it has 3 naves and side family chapels, all
frescoed in the XIV century. In some of these chapels we will see some
family graves of the Visconti, the noble ruling family of Milan. Our
guided tour will give you the possibility to visit the remains of a
III and IV century necropolis, recently discovered below the church.
Our guided walking tours
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