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San Lorenzo Maggiore

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Address: Corso di Porta Ticinese 39, Milan, Italy
Phone Number: 02 89404129
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OVER THE ROMAN RUINS ....

The San Lorenzo Maggiore church is situated near the remains of the medieval gate of " Porta (gate) Ticinese" , within the oldest part of Milan . The church dates back to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The San Lorenzo Maggiore church is situated near the remains of the medieval gate of " Porta (gate) Ticinese" , within the oldest part of Milan . The church dates back to the IV/V century, and was built over the ruins of the Roman amphitheatre. Right in front of the church one can admire the Roman columns . This church... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You need to come here When it's sunny. Italian couples are smooching on the side, the sence of fresh coffee/cappuccino is in the air. The sun shines on your face, order an icecream and enjoy it while walking through the pilars!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A little away from the centre of the city I stumbled on this church on the way to the fleamarket on the Naviglio Grande. Inside there's a lot of information on the history from the 4th century onwards, the various developments of the church including the collapse of the dome and its rebuilding. As well as the remarkable column, there... More 

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Yogya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This church seems to be in middle of nothing. After walking around suddenly we met this church. From outside it seems interesting but inside there is nothing really impressive there.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We first caught sight of this magnificent church when we happened to walk by during our first evening, and were so struck with its beauty, presence, and apparent great age that we decided to visit it the next day. A good decision! This church dates back from at least the late 4th or very early 5th centuries, which makes it... More 

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Southampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This 4th c church is one of the oldest round churches in western Christendom, built on a Roman Amphitheatre. Don't miss the upsidedown decorated column...it is part of one of the huge pillars to the right of the altar and celebrates the victory of Christianity over paganism. You pay 2 euros to visit the side chapel with its mosaics and... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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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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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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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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Boston
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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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