Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, Milan

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Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • Another great religious building in Milan. A very big dome and the basilica is very worth visiting inside as its just as impressive as the inside of the cathedral and the columns of san lorenzo makes....  more »
  • St Lawrence is one of the most venerated Roman martyrs and celebrated for his Christian valour. He is the patron saint of the poor and of cooks. Look out for the dome, tower, ceiling over the main....  more »
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  • 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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