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Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore

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Address: Corso di Porta Ticinese 35, 20123 Milan, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Huge Church in a Nice Area

Huge, nicely decorated church is one of the oldest churches in Milan, located in a fine area where the roman colonnade is. There is a monument to Constantine the Great front of it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Huge, nicely decorated church is one of the oldest churches in Milan, located in a fine area where the roman colonnade is. There is a monument to Constantine the Great front of it.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

The Basilica di San Lorenzo is considered to be one of the oldest buildings in the city. The exterior is simple though the facade is mostly made of white marble. The interior was lit by large windows, and probably decorated with marble in the lower parts and with mosaics in the vaults and arches. There is a copy of the... More 

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Arad County, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Such an amazing church, is one of the oldest church in Milan.Heritage architecture at its finest. Architecturally this is amazing, inside and out.

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Ipswich, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, church in Milan. The basilica itself is a wonderful building but not overly ornate. The real gem is a chapel to the side called the Chapel of Saint Aquilino which dates to the 4th century. Inside are mosaics dating from the 4th century which have survived and are quite exquisite.There... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Amongst Milan other ecclesiastical attractions S.Lorenzo could be overlooked. It's piazza is fronted by Roman columns whilst it's interior, although largely unadorned does have a complete version of The Last Supper I. e. Without a doorway being put through Christ's feet as at S.Marie dell a Grazie!) albeit painted by a pupil of daVinci.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Just 10-15 mins away from Piazza Duomo, I encourage tourist to go and visit this place. Entrance is free and the church and it's columns are beautiful. It's also surrounded with a lot of good restaurant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Could go in because it was closed when we got there but hte piazza where this is located is nice. Got to see The Lorenzo columns which are located directly across the Church and its amazing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

The first Basilica in Milan. When you arrive there you will be surprise because you will see the monument with the "Imperatore" surrendet by the "Colonne di San Lorenzo"

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This church is rather plain on the interior, but it's dome soars high above and the side chapels are beautiful.

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Chiavari, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This very old Church in my opinion is a must see that doesn't require much time, but it's definitely worth a visit, not only because it's quite peculiar and nice for its architecture or for the wonderful Roman columns outside , but above all for the Chapel that you can visit for only 2€ and in which there are the... More 

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Navigli
The Navigli is part of historic Milan. In the ancient days, the entire city was linked with canals, similar to Venice. Today, most of the canals are gone, but the Navigli remains a canal-based neighborhood. There are two major canals: Naviglio Pavese and Naviglio Grande. The Naviglio Grande's bridges greet visitors at dusk with an amazing view. The Navigli district specializes in clubs, cafes, and vintage shops. Lifestyle reigns supreme here. You can start the walk from the Colonne di San Lorenzo, an antique colonnade in front of the Basilica di San Lorenzo. During the daytime, this place acts as a meeting point for artists and students reading books or chatting with friends; the nights turn it into a stepping-stone for club hoppers. Science lovers will also relish the opportunity to visit the Science and Technology National Museum Leonardo Da Vinci, showcasing inventions of the Italian genius.
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