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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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 »
Beautiful church built the firsts years of 300 so 1700 years ago. Marvelous the churchyard with beautiful Roman columns , a copy of the statue of Emperor Costantino and a beautiful and scenographic..... more »
This stunning church at the center of the city is well worth the stop. Inside, some amazing 14th and 15th century paintings, an amazing architecture and absolutely wonderful altarpiece.This Basilica is certainly worth a visit, as is the Diocesan Museum attached and behind the church. Lots of interesting art -- both modern and old.
Inside, some amazing 14th and 15th century paintings, an amazing architecture and absolutely wonderful altarpiece.This Basilica is certainly worth a visit, as is the Diocesan Museum attached and behind the church. Lots of interesting art -- both modern and old.This stunning church at the center of the city is well worth the stop.
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