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San Lorenzo Basilica

Majestic, it is preceded by 16 Roman columns, with Corinthian capitals, which delimit one side of the late-antique portico

Where
Milan
Contacts
+39.02.89404129
Official site

The Basilica of San Lorenzo was built towards the end of the 4th century or early 5th century.

It was restored in the 1500s by Martino Bassi after the collapse of the great dome that had swept away a majority of the architectural structures. The current façade dates back to 1894.

The basilica suffered three catastrophic fires, that "of the stork" on March 19, 1071 and other two, respectively in 1075 and in 1121. In 1117 it was seriously damaged by a violent earthquake, which would explain why it was restored by architects in the middle ages.

After you admire the high vaulted archways, frescoed by Carlo Urbini in the late 16th century, be sure to go down to the basement where the stones of the most impressive Roman monument of the city, the Amphitheatre, are concealed.

Another must-see landmark is the Mausoleum of San Aquilino where Milan's oldest and most precious mosaics are found, dating back to the 4th century.

The Columns of San Lorenzo - positioned in front of the entrance to the basilica - are from a previous period but were placed on the site during the construction of the basilica.

In the back of the Basilica is the Park of the Basilicas – known today as Piazza Vetra – which may have been a harbour in the past, but later was used for performing torture, hangings and executions. An 18th century monument was placed here to commemorate a cross that once stood in its place.

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Places

Columns of San Lorenzo

A space in the city where time seems to have stopped: just beyond the Porta Ticinese, one of the most evocative views of Milan
  • Art & Culture
Colums of San Lorenzo
80 mt

Ticinese columns of San Lorenzo

  • Lifestyle
Ticinese columns of San Lorenzo
85 mt

Museo Diocesano of Milan

Is located in the setting of the cloisters of Sant'Eustorgio, integral part of one of the most antique monumental complexes of Milan
  • Art & Culture
Museo Diocesano, Museums of Milan
406 mt

Church of Sant'Eustorgio

Founded in the fourth century, the basilica was enriched with valuable Renaissance additions and the famous Portinari chapel was built
  • Religious Tourism
Church of Sant'Eustorgio
475 mt

Museo Mangini Bonomi

Housed in an elegant Milanese building, the museum exhibits an extensive collection organized in 40 sections
  • Art & Culture
Museo Mangini Bonomi, Musei Milano
662 mt

Darsena di Milano

As well as being the city’s port, in the past the Darsena was also a highly important water junction.
  • Navigli
Darsena
668 mt

Sant'Ambrogio Basilica

One of the symbols of the city of Milan, is dedicated to its patron saint, whose feast is celebrated every year on December 7th
  • Religious Tourism
Sant'Ambrogio Basilica, a monumental landmark
683 mt

Ambrosian Picture Gallery

It houses the largest collection of Leonardo's sheets, the Codex Atlanticus, exhibited thanks to temporary thematic exhibitions
  • Art & Culture
Ambrosian Picture Gallery
693 mt

Naviglio Pavese

The Naviglio Pavese was a dream come true, the dream that had lasted five centuries of a direct link between Pavia and Milan.
  • Navigli
Naviglio_Pavese
707 mt

Navigli District

  • Lifestyle
Navigli District
743 mt

Roman Theatre of Milan

Discover the Roman Theatre of Milan
  • Art & Culture
Roman Theatre of Milan
792 mt

Church of San Maurizio

In the heart of Milan, is defined the Sistine Chapel of Lombardy. Completely frescoed leaves you breathless
  • Religious Tourism
Church of San Maurizio
857 mt

Museo del Novecento

A permanent collection of XXth century artwork inside Palazzo Arengario only a few steps away from the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery
  • Art & Culture
Museo del Novecento
863 mt

Royal Palace

Palazzo Reale is one of Milan’s most famous landmarks, the link between the city’s illustrious past and its innovative present.
  • Art & Culture
Royal Palace
910 mt

Duomo of Milan

  • Religious Tourism
Duomo of Milan
949 mt

Duomo Museum

With 26 rooms, the Museum covers an area of 2000 square meters including sculptures, paintings, tapestries, terracottas
  • Art & Culture
Duomo Museum, outstanding museums
951 mt

Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

  • Art & Culture
Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci
1 km

Vittorio Emanuele Gallery

  • Lifestyle
Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, inspiring monuments
1.04 km

Carcano Theater

Historic Milanese theater, it is still one of the largest halls in the city hosting prose, dance and music shows.
  • Art & Culture
Carcano Theater
1.05 km

The Guastalla Gardens

Today it is one of Milan’s most beautiful green areas, located near the Duomo
  • Active & Green
The Guastalla Gardens
1.11 km

Activities

Milan Street Art Tour, Navigli and Ticinese area

  • Art & Culture
Milan Street Art Tour, Navigli and Ticinese area
77 mt

Longboard course for beginners

  • Active & Green
Longboard course for beginners
560 mt

The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, a tour to the masterpieces of Art

  • Art & Culture
The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana,  a tour to the masterpieces of Art
666 mt

On the Navigli between courtyards and old-fashioned houses

  • Art & Culture
On the Navigli between courtyards and old-fashioned houses
681 mt

Guided tour of the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio

  • Art & Culture
Guided tour of the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio
761 mt

San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, a very precious jewel

  • Art & Culture
San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, a very precious jewel
865 mt

Guided tour of Classic Milan

  • Art & Culture
Guided tour of Classic Milan
898 mt

Licensed tour, hiking and experiential Guides in Lombardia

  • Active & Green
Licensed tour, hiking and experiential Guides in Lombardia
906 mt

Private Tour discover Milan Highlights

  • Art & Culture
Private Tour discover Milan Highlights
911 mt

Milan Open Tour - Hop Off Hop On

  • Art & Culture
Milan Open Tour - Hop Off Hop On
912 mt

Guided tour by boat on the Navigli of Milan

  • Art & Culture
Guided tour by boat on the Navigli of Milan
1.01 km

The Underground Milan – The hidden archaeological areas

  • Art & Culture
The Underground Milan – The hidden archaeological areas
1.1 km

The Rooftop of the Duomo

  • Art & Culture
The Rooftop of the Duomo
1.1 km

Guided tour of the Museum of La Scala, Milan

  • Art & Culture
Guided tour of the Museum of La Scala, Milan
1.15 km

On the vintage tram in Milan, in the 1920’s atmosphere

  • Art & Culture
On the vintage tram in Milan, in the 1920’s atmosphere
1.2 km

Leonardo da Vinci in Milan

  • Art & Culture
Leonardo da Vinci in Milan
1.21 km

The Last Supper, guided tour to the great work of Leonardo

  • Art & Culture
The Last Supper, guided tour to the great work of Leonardo
1.26 km

The heart of Milan

  • Art & Culture
The heart of Milan
1.28 km

Castello Sforzesco of Milan – The life at Court

  • Art & Culture
Castello Sforzesco of Milan – The life at Court
1.3 km

Fashion and Food in Milan

  • Food & Wine
Fashion and Food in Milan
1.55 km

Where to sleep

GLOBO 1

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GLOBO 1
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HEART MILAN APARTMENTS DUOMO COLONNE
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PIOPPETTE APARTMENT

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PIOPPETTE APARTMENT
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BICE

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94 mt

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369HOMES TICINESE24
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96 mt

LE COLONNE

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ICS HOUSE MOLINO DELLE ARMI 45 - SUB.20
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CASA PORTA TICINESE

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CASA PORTA TICINESE
127 mt

RENTOPOLIS VETRA 21 - COLONNE SAN LORENZO

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RENTOPOLIS VETRA 21 - COLONNE SAN LORENZO
132 mt

CORSO DI PORTA TICINESE SUB 789

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CORSO DI PORTA TICINESE SUB 789
138 mt

CARROBBIO

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CARROBBIO
138 mt

SUITE TICINESE

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SUITE TICINESE
151 mt

COLONNE

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COLONNE
151 mt

APPARTAMENTO TICINESE

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APPARTAMENTO TICINESE
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KEYS OF ITALY DE AMICIS 7
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ICS HOUSE SRL SUB. 703

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ICS HOUSE SRL SUB. 703
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