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Basilica di Santo Stefano Maggiore, Milan

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Featuring a distinctly Baroque facade, Basilica di Santo Stefano Maggiore stands on the site of a much earlier religious building. Originally constructed in the 5th century and considerably expanded and improved over the years, the structure features an imposing bell tower and lofty interior. Though often overlooked by visitors, the church has seen its share of dramatic events over the centuries. One of the most notable moments in Milan's history occurred here in 1476, when three high-ranking city officials assassinated the famously tyrannical Duke Galeazzo Maria Sforza. Put Basilica di Santo Stefano Maggiore at the forefront of your travel plans using our Milan family vacation planner.
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  • This Baroque style church w/ bell tower originates from 417 but was rebuilt from 1075 on and is located in the center of Milan. The exterior façade has a decorated portal w/ 4 statues in the niches & ...  more »
  • We were looking the the Ossuary and thought it was in this church........It is infact just next door! Anyway we went inside and everything was rather dark and dreary with plaster falling off the ceili...  more »
  • San Stefano originated in the 5th century and was reconstructed in the 12 century after a fire destroyed it in 1075. The style of the church is now Neoclassic. The main chapel is quite attractive and ...  more »