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Church of San Gottardo in Corte

Initially the chapel of the ducal palace (which later became the Royal Palace of Milan), the Church of San Gottardo in Corte was re-opened to the public on 5 May 2015 after an important restoration, completed in only nine months by experts from the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo.
With origins dating back to the 1300s, the church in Via Pecorari is known for its splendid “campanile delle ore” (bell tower of the hours), upon which the first public clock in the city was installed and which gives its name to the surrounding area, the “Contrade delle Ore” (Quarter of the Hours).
The interior holds the sepulchral monument of Azzone Visconti, the Milanese lord responsible for building the chapel around 1336 and commissioning a large Crucifixion fresco painted by Giotto’s followers.

Today the Church of San Gottardo, also known as the “Cappella Palatina”, is part of the tour itinerary of the Duomo Museum.

Conditions of service

The space can be requested outside of normal opening hours for exclusive guided tours or small concerts with entry from Via Francesco Pecorari. As the chapel is directly connected to the Duomo Museum, visits to the two may be combined.

After-hours visits are available by request from 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm (excluding Sundays and holidays).

Guests will be divided into small groups for the tour and accompanied by specialised guides from the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo.

Tours can be personalised on the basis of interests and time available.

Access to the service: 

The service is available to private individuals and/or legal entities subject to verification of:
-the availability and practicability of Museum;

- the status of the applicant;

- the nature of the request. 

Requests for special openings of the church must be submitted via the application form, which can be requested by writing to iniziativespeciali@duomomilano.it    

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