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. Work out when and for how long to visit Basilica di Santo Stefano Maggiore and other Milan attractions using our handy Milan driving holiday planner.
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  • This church in the Centre of a little overlooked, unfortunately remains in use for masses and get-togethers of Peruvians unfortunately a little poorly maintained. Caravaggio had been registered here at his birth in Milan
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  • I went back there after several months and I must say that in that time the conditions of this church are not improved. However its beauty, however scarred, and its long history gives a unique charm, enriched with remarkable works of art. To visit slowly and carefully: he deserves it widely.
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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 »

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