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Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, Milan

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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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  • An interesting basilica built in the 4th century, on the Roman amphitheater (its remains can be seen under the church). The church is currently under renovation, but you can enter the adjacent small.....  more
    An interesting basilica built in the 4th century, on the Roman amphitheater (its remains can be seen under the church). The church is currently under renovation, but you can enter the adjacent small.....  more »
  • This church is mainly 14th-century (with an 18thcentury façade) and was built during the reign of Robert the Wise of Anjou. The storyteller Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–75) reputedly based the character.....  more
    This church is mainly 14th-century (with an 18thcentury façade) and was built during the reign of Robert the Wise of Anjou. The storyteller Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–75) reputedly based the character.....  more »
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  • Magnificent building with old Roman solumns in front. Perfect place to take a rest when browsing in Milan.
  • Absolutely phenomenal and historical place I recommend to everyone this place. My favorite part is that you can climb to the roof and from roof you can see all city of Milan.

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