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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

Wine tasting in Milan

  • Food & Wine
Wine tasting in Milan
98 mt

Highlights of Milan bike tour

  • Cycle Tourism
Highlights of Milan bike tour
237 mt

Navigli Canals of Milan private STEP walking tour with a local guide

  • Art & Culture
Navigli Canals of Milan private STEP walking tour with a local guide
471 mt

Longboard course for beginners

  • Active & Green
Longboard course for beginners
560 mt

Milan Mix Aperitivo and Street Food Tour

  • Art & Culture
Milan Mix Aperitivo and Street Food Tour
630 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

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana entrance tickets

  • Art & Culture
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana entrance tickets
697 mt

Modern Milan tour by rickshaw

  • Art & Culture
Modern Milan tour by rickshaw
794 mt

Shopping tours by rickshaw in Milan

  • Lifestyle
Shopping tours by rickshaw in Milan
794 mt

Duomo Cathedral private tour with a local guide

  • Art & Culture
Duomo Cathedral private tour with a local guide
846 mt

Milan Open Tour hop-on hop-off bus 1-day ticket

  • Art & Culture
Milan Open Tour hop-on hop-off bus 1-day ticket
855 mt

Sightseeing tours by rickshaw in Milan

  • Art & Culture
Sightseeing tours by rickshaw in Milan
864 mt

San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, a very precious jewel

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

Duomo Cathedral guided tour for small groups

  • Art & Culture
Duomo Cathedral guided tour for small groups
869 mt

Milan gourmet food tour

  • Art & Culture
Milan gourmet food tour
892 mt

Guided tour to Milan's photogenic places with a local

  • Art & Culture
Guided tour to Milan's photogenic places with a local
895 mt

Milan Instagram photo experience with a private local

  • Lifestyle
Milan Instagram photo experience with a private local
898 mt

Discover Milan on a guided tour with a local

  • Art & Culture
Discover Milan on a guided tour with a local
899 mt

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TEMPORARY HOME

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TEMPORARY HOME
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CORRENTI 20 SUB 11
280 mt

ESTH SUITE APARTMENT_DEL DON 8_ S.R.L._SUB 714

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ESTH SUITE APARTMENT_DEL DON 8_ S.R.L._SUB 714
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CORRENTI 26 SUB 717

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APPARTAMENTO LEONARDO

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ICS HOUSE SAN VINCENZO 1 SUB 52

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MILAN RETREATS PIATTI 730

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MILAN RETREATS PIATTI 730
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MILAN RETREATS PIATTI SUB 36
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TORINO 48 SUB 702

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TORINO 48 SUB 702
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SERENDIPITY APARTMENTS DUOMO

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SERENDIPITY APARTMENTS DUOMO
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LE TEXTURE SANTA MARTA

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ITALIANWAY CICCO SIMONETTA 5

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VICO MILANO CORSO GENOVA N. 11 SUB 710

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VICO MILANO CORSO GENOVA N. 11 SUB 710
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PETIT PALAIS

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VIA SANTA MARTA 11 SUB 7

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VIA SANTA MARTA 11 SUB 7
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LUPETTA 5_VIA LUPETTA 5_SUB 714

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LUPETTA 5_VIA LUPETTA 5_SUB 714
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LUPETTA 5 SUB.717

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LOVELYLOFT SAMBUCO 7 SUB 26

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LOVELYLOFT SAMBUCO 7 SUB 26
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