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San Lorenzo Maggiore, Milan

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
Get a sense of the city when it was the capital of the Western Roman Empire by stepping inside San Lorenzo Maggiore, the oldest church in Milan, dating back to the 4th century. Visit the Chapel of St. Aquilinus to view ancient Byzantine mosaics. Find the sarcophagus in the chapel said to hold the body of Galla Placidia, daughter of the Roman Emperor Theodosius I. Follow the stairs behind the altar to see pieces of the original foundation, built with materials taken from an old Roman amphitheater. A visit to San Lorenzo Maggiore represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Milan vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Beautiful square with ancient columns in front of the Church from Lawrence. Discovery of passing on my way downtown I couldn't visit it internally.
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  • The octagonal basilica was built in the 4th century in front of the church stands 16 Roman columns and a statue of the Emperor Constantine. In the crypt below the chapel for a fee you can see relics of Roman art.
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  • This church is rather plain on the interior, but it's dome soars high above and the side chapels are beautiful. 
  • The church is calm and serene. The mosaic work exhibited is worth visiting and spending a few minutes for.
  • This church is most recognizable for its columns out in front. The columns seem to be a pretty popular location to meet friends. The church dates back to the fourth century. The church is free to enter. There are not too many painting inside the church. However, there is a small fee (maybe 3 euros) for entrance into the small side chapel which features mosaics.
  • Wonderful Ancient Roman Church :)
  • Very beautiful church. Really tranquil inside.
  • Magnificient a must visit
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