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San Lorenzo Maggiore

Corso di Porta Ticinese 39, Milan, Italy (Centro Storico)
02 89404129
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Ranked #40 of 407 Attractions in Milan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Warsaw, Poland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were travelling by bus and suddenly have seen this church. Jumped out - and this was a superb decision. This is a unique church, full of architectural wonders and with a really great history. Absolutely 'a must' for everybody interested in architecture.

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Gdynia, Poland
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35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This one of the oldest churches in Milan is situated near the pleasant municipal park and another old place of worship, Basilica of Saint Eustorgio. It was built from marbles taken from former Roman buildings just outside the Roman walls. In front of the basilica there are 16 ancient columns which remind of the ancient origin of the city. From... More

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172 reviews 172 reviews
67 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This church is very old and went through many events (fires, demolitions, restorations, etc..). You'll notice the changes when you compare the styles. It is one of the few churches with a circular shape and with a central cupola. The highlight of this place is the side chapel which has some paleochristian mosaics of the 4th century, a sarcophagus, an... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I was recommended this area by one of my coworkers who lives in Milan. Its a favorite spot for the locals to socialize in the evening. Enjoy some Gelato and sit by and people watch. Great spot that many travelers dont know about. I love this area.

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Milton, Georgia
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215 attraction reviews
624 helpful votes 624 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This place is worth a visit on a number of levels. The church itself is interesting with an impressive domed nave. The small square in front is a meeting place of locals. We saw everything from school kids, to couples holding hands, to tourists watching it all, to bikers, to a bunch of leathered punkers sharing some beers. Right next... More

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133 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

San Lorenzo is yet another of Milan's historical sites that I had never heard of before arriving in the city. One of the guidebooks gave a pretty detailed description of the building and I had some time to kill, so I decided to pay a visit. It was a very good decision. The church was something else. A row of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

There are many reasons for which you might be in Milan, however San Lorenzo Maggiore and Le Colonne are a place you should not miss for any reason. Sunny or rainy day, summer or winter, going to Le Colonne is always worthwhile. As a tourist, you go along via Torino, shop as much as you wish and suddenly, just at... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

The Basilica di San Lorenzo should certainly be on your list of things to see. It features the largest dome in Milan but the real gem is the chapel of Saint Aquilinus. It has an octagonal dome which has been maintained in pristine condition. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for the mosaics that used to cover the chapel. Very... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This was on the 2 hour walking tour of Historic Milan in our DK eyewitness Milan book, and it was one of the highlights. You just don't expect to see such an old church in such an unusual setting- freestanding Roman columns right outside and modern shops just a block away. Lots of beautiful art inside if you are dressed... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Situated in a quiet area within a colonnaded Roman courtyard is this wonderful church, very different to all the others we have visited. This one has an unusual round area under a huge dome with little windows in the top and when the sun shines through the beautiful ornate altar , just light up so it almost glows - very... More

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