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Basilica di Santo Stefano Maggiore, Milan
(2.8/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The novelty of recent months is finally sorted and presentable, the area in front, from the flooring to the flower beds in front of the entrance. For the rest the basilica, peeling and corroded from moisture, is in a sorry state, forcing me-with regret-a score-low, while for history and beauty it deserves a very high one. Nonetheless, the place deserves a careful visit-not only for the history-for the Majesty, to the architectural forms, for the valuable picture gallery (hung and side chapels), and finally to the charming Chapel Trivulzio, unique corner in good condition. (visited on September 30, 2016)
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  • Visit to the Basilica of santo Stefano, which sees its roots in the early 400-undergoes several lifestyle changes over the centuries, in fact in the year 1070 following a fire and ensuing destruction this is rebuilt by assuming the new feature in its Romanesque style. The assassination of Duke Galeazzo in 1476, right at the entrance of the Church is commemorated by a plaque placed right at the point where was wounded-a little further on a plaque honours the memory of four Christian martyrs in symbolic "STONE of the innocents", a grating of bronze on the floor, covers a small room-Church of great tradition making history of Milan assumes a great importance thanks to the intercession of Cardinal Carlo Borromeo in do translate the bodies of several saints-recently instead and exactly in 2007, a discovery puts stock in light the documentation from which it is clear that in this same church is named after Michelangelo Merisi, known "CARAVAGGIO"!
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  • 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 »