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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  • The church is beautiful. You have to find out calmly and following a guide. The square in front is other fascinating with its Roman columns. Only the tram that only a demented can continue to let him travel this Tratt by Fastido. Unbearable instead the drug dealing of the North Africans now masters of the square. A disgrace
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  • This early Christian church was built in the 4th century, Romanesque with later changes, has 4 corner towers
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  • Great spot to get a beer at night.
  • The church is a fantastic spot with beautiful vaulted ceilings and large open spaces. Absolutely loved all the paintings and statues.
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