Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore

Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore

Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore
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Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
How to get there
  • Missori • 8 min walk
  • Sant'Ambrogio • 10 min walk
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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain660 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This ancient church was erected in the final years of the Roman Empire, and is fronted by a colonnade of columns moved from a Roman temple. Inside restoration is going on, but for 2 euros you get access to the Chapel of Saint Aquilino which houses a few spectacular Roman mosaics dating from the first years of the church. Behind the chapel altar you can descend a flight of stairs to view the foundations laid down in Roman times
Written 10 October 2022
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Dr Johnson
Oslo, Norway316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Wonderful old church, from 300 AD. Located in the center of Milano, not far from
The Duomo. Lots of atmosphere, magical setting and no people.
Please go!
Written 27 July 2022
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria22,333 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
An interesting basilica built in the 4th century, on the Roman amphitheater (its remains can be seen under the church). The church is currently under renovation, but you can enter the adjacent small museum, which has preserved mosaics from the original church, as well as the remains of a saint.
Written 27 April 2022
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Dr. Vorravee
Brooklyn, NY500 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020
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 Fiammetta on King Robert’s daughter Maria, whom he saw here on Easter Eve 1334. For Naples, San Lorenzo Maggiore is a rare Gothic edifice. Most tourists loved to take photos at this landmark.

Best regards,

Dr. Vorravee Pattaravongvisut
Written 5 March 2021
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy31,927 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Solo
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 facade of the basilica.
Inside you can admire the 4th century mosaic of Christ the Lawgiver, frescoes depicting the Last Supper, frescoes over and behind the main altar.
Behind the church a very nice park connect the Basilica of Saint Lawrence to Basilica of Saint Eustorgio
Written 1 January 2021
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Ryan S
Cardiff, UK604 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
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 it more of a worthy visit.
Written 25 August 2020
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GAN L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia10,663 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
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 altar, the octagonal chapel of St Aquilino, pipe organ, columns of St Lawrence, bronze statue of Constantine the Great, the public square.
Written 20 February 2020
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Nik R
Varna, Bulgaria6,664 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
Although not a "must-see" (in my opinion), it is worth paying a visit if you are around. Beautiful facade and architecture, simply decorated interior, the basilica was built in the 5th or 6th century AD as a tribute to San Lorenzo the Martyr (St Lawrence) and was modified many times during the centuries. There is a small chapel, Capella di Sant'Aquilino, which you can enter for 2 ­€ and there you can see mosaics dating back to the 4th century. The remains of the martyr Saint Aquilino of Milan rest in the chapel as well. In front of the basilica is a statue of the Emperor Constantine I the Great.
Our visit to the basilica was very relaxing.
Written 30 January 2020
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Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,308 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Located halfway between O Doumo and the Grand Canal, and immediately behind the 16 columns of Colonne di San Lorenzo, the Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore is a pleasant and interesting church to visit. There is a statue of the Roman Emperor Constantine on a plinth in the small square at the front of the church
Written 28 January 2020
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Reservoirboy
Richmond, Australia1,648 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
A stunning basilica in the Navigli district dating back to the 4th century. Stunning frescoes, paintings and sculptures adorn every wall. Worth a look for sure.
Written 9 January 2020
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