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San Lorenzo Maggiore

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Address: Corso di Porta Ticinese 39, 20123 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: 02 89404129
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7:15 am - 6:45 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:15 am - 6:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Ancient church

Good place to visit while you are in Milan and not as busy as some other churches there is also the possibility to some ruins here

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Martino B
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stop by this lovely old church if you stroll along the funky little Corso di Porta Ticinese. The interior is much simpler than many of the other local churches, but the basic carved gray stone is still beautiful. The painted ceilings are the showpiece though.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Good place to visit while you are in Milan and not as busy as some other churches there is also the possibility to some ruins here

Thank Martino B
san francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I took a day to follow the path set out by the map available at the Museo Archeologico, and this is definitely one of the highlights. First off, it's in a great district, near the Porta Ticinese (worth seeing on its own) and there's lots of shops, restaurants and street life. San Lorenzo has fallen on hard times, not so... More 

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Ft. Worth, Texas
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Just an average sight. The statue of Constantine in the Piazza is probably the most impressive thing.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

The basic structure of this remarkable church is fourth century - a renaissance dome and some internal cladding were added later. Think the later additions away (and there is information to help you do this) and you have something more impressive than the great church in Ravenna, something reminiscent on a smaller scale of Santa Sophia in Istanbul (it's earlier... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Easy tram ride from centre and in a good area to spend some time with good food and other sights in the area. The old worn but beautiful frescoes were lovely to se and the 2 Euro fee to see the ruins and other chapel is a must. Lovely place

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We visited this place and on our way out noticed a kiosk and they directed us to the side of the building where we purchased tickets to the underground Roman/Greek ruins, you could have a guided tour or just wander around on your own

Thank TaracatLincoln_9
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The long collonade of the Romans facing the Basilica is arrestingly beautiful in the morning sunshine, and some of the eroded frescoes in the St. Aquilino chapel are beautiful enough to make your heart ache . . . so irresistibly delicate in color and in execution and yes, even in decay . . . but beware the clock. Basilica is... More 

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Parma, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Go inside and have a look in this old and large church rebuilt several times. It is an imperial basilica built in the 4th century, to confirm the role of Milan as the imperial capital of the West, in rivalry with Rome and Constantinople.The internal decorations were destroyed by fire and earthquake but you can see some of them, such... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended to go here by our hotel and it is definitely worth it if you're in Milan. It is beautiful like many Italian churches with lovely painted frescoes. However one painting stood out...a take on the Last Supper. I didn't get chance to find out who or why but having seen the real thing the day before it... More 

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The Navigli is part of historic Milan. In the ancient days, the entire city was linked with canals, similar to Venice. Today, most of the canals are gone, but the Navigli remains a canal-based neighborhood. There are two major canals: Naviglio Pavese and Naviglio Grande. The Naviglio Grande's bridges greet visitors at dusk with an amazing view. The Navigli district specializes in clubs, cafes, and vintage shops. Lifestyle reigns supreme here. You can start the walk from the Colonne di San Lorenzo, an antique colonnade in front of the Basilica di San Lorenzo. During the daytime, this place acts as a meeting point for artists and students reading books or chatting with friends; the nights turn it into a stepping-stone for club hoppers. Science lovers will also relish the opportunity to visit the Science and Technology National Museum Leonardo Da Vinci, showcasing inventions of the Italian genius.
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