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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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  • Impressive to the eye from the outside of the front, very nice internally though neglected and with obvious damage.
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  • Those who visit the San Bernardino alle Ossa can not fail to visit the adjoining Basilica di Santo Stefano Maggiore. Impressive, beautiful, majestic, marvelous aisles but ... the neglect. the mess, the Junk reign supreme. It hurts to see an architectural jewel reduced that way. Of course the basilica needs a deep, accurate restoration, but a bit of attention on the part of the charge is due. Caravaggio, who was baptized, would certainly have helped (or rather: brush stroke) poor basilica. And if the Milanese were called to contribute? Forgive the outburst.
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  • I sell homes, and one of the things that adds greater value to an apartment is the view. Behold, who can enter and have a view like the one on St Stephen can be said to have a more than satisfying. The square, refurbishing, is a pride for Milan
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