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Cripta di San Giovanni

#139 of 787 things to do in Milan
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Address: Piazza Giuseppe Missori | Conca, 20122 Milan, Italy
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Little bit of history (whats left of it)

This crypt is in front of the Dei Cavalieri hotel we were staying in so I decided to have a look. It is quite small crypt but is part of a church that was on the site in about... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
Chris F
Ipswich, Australia
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Ipswich, Australia
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

This crypt is in front of the Dei Cavalieri hotel we were staying in so I decided to have a look. It is quite small crypt but is part of a church that was on the site in about 600. For various reasons the original church was dismantled in parts since about 1870. It is maintained by volunteers and contains... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Nice to see, but it was closed when I arrived. Good to see and take pictures. It is very closed to the city center, but small and surrounded by modern buildings.

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

allow me to start by ranting at whoever at TripAdvisor is responsible for naming this entry. The proper indexing is the name of the medieval church: "San Giovanni in Conca", of which only the crypt remains. If you don’t know it is there, you will certainly miss these (few) remnants of a protocristian church. all that is left of the... More 

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san francisco
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Reviewed 7 December 2015

The church of San Giovanni in Conca had the unfortunate luck to be located exactly where city officials wanted to expand the roads. Remember that the Milanese wanted to be modern and didn't much value their old stuff. Boom.! But afterwards, they had an "oops" moment, so rebuilt a touch of the church in the median that divides a very... More 

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robinsville, nj
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

Great historical site, it used to be a church, built on top of Roman ruins which you can see the traces of inside the crypt. Inside, there's a lot if information, but all of it in Italian, so if you don't understand any it will be quite disappointing.

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Washington DC
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Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

Dropped in here and there were some things to see, not much and all in english. I suspect people 5 star these places as they planned to go and can not admit being dissapointed in there own choices.

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

Rediscovery of a fully unknown ancient site in Milan's city at a few steps from thewellknown PiazzaDuomo.Here we can see the remains of a church whose story comes from the Early Middle Age.A recent restoration turned this site into a little museum which allows us to admire an archeologycal collection.You can't miss this unusual location just at a one minute... More 


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