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Basilica di San Simpliciano

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Wonderfully austere church with a strong sense of history

Although slightly off the beaten track, this church is quite close to the Brera Art Gallery. It is... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
Worth a visit

It's a beautiful church with many interesting and original details. It's also located on a nice... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
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23 May 2018
19 Nov 2017
“Wonderfully austere church with a strong sense of history”
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Piazza San Simpliciano 7, 20121 Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

I wouldn’t seek it out but if you are walking by it is always nice to stop in and admire the beauty of this old church. Nice old paintings and alter area.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Although slightly off the beaten track, this church is quite close to the Brera Art Gallery. It is certainly worth seeking out as its austere Romanesque architecture is extraordinary and unadorned. The space inside is very simple, atmospheric and compelling.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

It's a beautiful church with many interesting and original details. It's also located on a nice part of the city.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Catarina A
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The tradition says the Balisica is one of the four churches S.Ambrogio wanted at the four corners of the ancient city when he became bishop in year 374, with the original name of "Basilica Virginum". They became the 4 cornerstones around which the city developed...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank P.Paolo G
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Nice and peaceful place to visit when running around the city for shopping and treasure hunting. Very nice paintings, wood carvings and all you need inside the great church.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 14 May 2016

It was built in 374 by St Ambrose the Bishop of Milan and it is a massive building that has worn well considering its age. It is not that imposing externally but inside its high columns and old murals in a main building and two...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

We stumbled onto this beautiful church by accident one day while shopping. It is located off Corso Garibaldi. We later learned that the church was built by San Ambrogio, and early bishop and patron saint of Milano in the late 4th Century and completed by...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank V581ZSdonb
Reviewed 19 June 2012

I love having a short break in my day stepping into this ancient church located in the Brera district of Milan.I warmly suggest (whenever possible) to avoid the mass time if you really want to get into touch with that kind of flavour coming from...More

Date of experience: April 2012
Reviewed 4 January 2012

this church is another ancient church dating back to the 4th century. the church is filled with art and frescoes from the 12th to 16th centuries

Date of experience: March 2011
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Brera captures the real essence of the city. It is an
excellent mix between history and modernity, where
tradition meets innovation. Here design and beauty
reign. On Via Brera there are the famous Pinacoteca
(galleries), the National Gallery of Modern and
Antique Art, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Interior
design boutiques and intellectual cafes are typical of
the district. Walking along Via Madonnina is a must to
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