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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  • I happened to get into this church almost by accident. Close to the Church of San Bernardino alle ossa. But it is in a State of disrepair and almost abandoned.
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  • During Christmas the square overlooked by the basilica is lit, although modestly, from some Christmas lights and a small Christmas tree. Better lighting of the façade which looks bright and stands out in the dark.
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  • I came here this morning, on Boxing Day. Within the signs of decay are becoming more extensive and apparent not only on times, walls and columns, but also on certain works of art, such as the fifteenth-century bas relief of the crucifixion with newsstand. Very little can make the good will of the faithful, which add bulk picture/object rather questionable and incongruous, even in the sixteenth century Chapel Trivulzio, who along with some paintings is one of the few things left on good levels. The basilica is just a few steps from the Duomo and, although rich in history and attractions, is not valued, as opposed to certain Roman penthouses. Only positive: the unexpected as charming appearance of a Robin, maybe a little out of context but definitely comforting.
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