Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, Milan

4.5
Get a sense of the city when it was the capital of the Western Roman Empire by stepping inside Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, the oldest church in Milan, dating back to the 4th century. Visit the Chapel of St. Aquilinus to view ancient Byzantine mosaics. Find the sarcophagus in the chapel said to hold the body of Galla Placidia, daughter of the Roman Emperor Theodosius I. Follow the stairs behind the altar to see pieces of the original foundation, built with materials taken from an old Roman amphitheater. To visit Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore and other attractions in Milan, use our Milan trip maker tool .
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  • A true wonder, ancient, historic, facade of the highest level, rich interior, works, chapels, historical paintings of the various eras of the best masters of that time, deserves absolutely. The Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore is Stellata is on the Michelin Green Guide, with Evaluation of The Inspectors to Two Stars.....
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  • The first thing to say is that despite being in Milan, its entry is free, and the second is its shape, since it is not elongated but not round, and its interior is very well decorated, and deserves a visit. Like the columns found in your exerior
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  • This stunning church at the center of the city is well worth the stop. Inside, some amazing 14th and 15th century paintings, an amazing architecture and absolutely wonderful altarpiece.This Basilica is certainly worth a visit, as is the Diocesan Museum attached and behind the church. Lots of interesting art -- both modern and old.
  • Inside, some amazing 14th and 15th century paintings, an amazing architecture and absolutely wonderful altarpiece.This Basilica is certainly worth a visit, as is the Diocesan Museum attached and behind the church. Lots of interesting art -- both modern and old.This stunning church at the center of the city is well worth the stop.
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