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San Carlo al Corso

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Address: Piazza San Carlo, 20121 Milan, Italy
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A neoclassical church, just a few blocks from the Duomo

San Carlo al Corso is a Neo-Classical structure built on the site of a previous church, Santa maria dei Servi, which dated back tio the 13th century. The current church was... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

San Carlo al Corso is a Neo-Classical structure built on the site of a previous church, Santa maria dei Servi, which dated back tio the 13th century. The current church was completed in 1847 and consecrated as part of the Milan archdiocese. In 1938 it was elevated to the level of Basilica by Pius XI. The facade impresses by its... More 

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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Most of the people just walk past this magnificent church while shopping in Corso Vittorio Emanuelle II. The church has really amazing huge dome built under strong influence of Pantheon in Rome. Do not miss to see its grandness.

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Thank Boris B
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Quick stop for drink and tiramisu. Service slow and then they brought the wrong drinks. Toilets are awful. Do not stop here.

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Ipswich, Australia
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

This basilica is not that old by Milan standards only being constructed in 1847. It has been built in a neoclassical style and is very beautiful inside. It does't have the over the top gaudy decorations you see in some churches especially from the renaissance period but it is the architecture itself with the addition of many small statues that... More 

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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

You have to try this!!! It's called "Caffè Estivo", it's basically a delicious espresso with whipped milk!! Yes, you read right: whipped! It's not the usual milk foam, the milk is actually whipped and the result is a thick, creamy (almost like some sort of cheese cream) textured layer!!! Absolutely fantastic!!!! They have other varieties of coffee too and lots... More 

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ponte vedra beach, fl
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Decorated almost entirely by statues. There are around 100 sculptures, although I did not count them.

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Thank Marietta S
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Outstanding food and service. Home style cooking in a laid back location at the hart of the action. What won my vote was the staff hospitality that makes you feel like a regular.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Once you have eaten breakfast (pancetta and eggs) and the best croissants at San Carlo! You will never want to eat breakfast anywhere else! The amazing bread and croissants are freshly baked every day! Lovely finger sandwiches and cappuccinos and espresso's! My favorite spot to take a break while shopping or before shopping!

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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

The Basilica of San Carlo Al Corso was the work of architect Carlo amati and finished in 1847. It has a Neoclassic design. What is nice is the fresco of the cupola over the main altar.

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Best spot to take a short break in between shopping sessions. View by a small lively plazza, just next to the basilica romana minor, a place where you can enter and calm dawn for a few minutes...after that, you can have an instant refresh at the terasse enjoying an energetic spritz and a tasty home made sorbetto. A perfect italian... More 

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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.
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