• Religious Tourism
    • Art & Culture

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

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

Vigna di Leonardo

Leonardo's Vineyard is located in Milan, in front of the Santa Maria delle Grazie church; it was given to Leonardo by Ludovico il Moro.
  • Art & Culture
Vigna di Leonardo, museums in Milan
1.12 km

La Scala Theatre Museum

  • Art & Culture
La Scala Theatre Museum
1.13 km

Events

Leonardo and his School in the Ambrosiana’s collections

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Piazza Pio XI 2, Milano
01/12/2018 - 31/01/2020
  • Leonardo 500
Mappa della Città di Milano - Leonardo da Vinci
657 mt

The wonderful world of nature before and after Leonardo

Palazzo Reale
Piazza del Duomo 12, Milano
05/03/2019 - 07/07/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Il meraviglioso mondo della natura
936 mt

Leonardo’s ‘Last Supper’ for Francis I: a masterpiece of silk and silver

Palazzo Reale
Piazza del Duomo 12, Milano
07/10/2019 - 12/01/2020
  • Leonardo 500
La cena di Leonardo per Francesco I
936 mt

Leonardo da Vinci Parade

Museo nazionale della scienza e della tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci
Via San Vittore, 21, Milano
19/07/2018 - 13/10/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Leonardo da Vinci Parade
992 mt

Gaffurio and the Maestros of the Chapel in the Duomo di Milano at Leonardo’s time

Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milano
17/06/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Organo Leonardo
1 km

The Last Supper after Leonardo

Fondazione Stelline
Corso Magenta 61, Milano
01/04/2019 - 30/06/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Wang Guangyi_The Last Supper
1.13 km

Romanticism

Gallerie d’Italia
Piazza della Scala, 6, Milano
26/10/2018 - 17/03/2019
  • Art & Culture
Romanticismo
1.2 km

Leonardo and the Sala delle Asse converging nature, art and science

Museo di Arte Antica, Sala dei Ducali - Cappella Ducale
Castello Sforzesco, Milano
16/05/2019 - 18/08/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Madonna col bambino
1.38 km

Virtual Museum of Leonardo’s Milan

Museo di Arte Antica, Sala delle Armi
Castello Sforzesco, Milano
02/05/2019 - 12/01/2020
  • Leonardo 500
Milano Leonardo
1.38 km

Extraordinary opening of Sala delle Asse

Museo di Arte Antica, Sala delle Asse
Castello Sforzesco, Milano
02/05/2019 - 12/01/2020
  • Leonardo 500
Sala della Asse
1.38 km

Being Leonardo da Vinci. An impossible interview

Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato
Via Rivoli, 6, Milano
02/05/2019 - 05/05/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Intervista Leonardo
1.63 km

The art of Banksy. A visual protest

Mudec
Via Tortona, 56, Milano
21/11/2018 - 14/04/2019
  • Art & Culture
MUDEC Banksy
1.75 km

Leonardo’s Horse

Ippodromo di San Siro SNAI, Milano
01/05/2019 - 30/11/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Cavallo di Leonardo
4.93 km

Activities

Discover Navigli and Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio

  • Art & Culture
Discover Navigli and Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio
57 mt

Wine tasting in Milan

  • Food & Wine
Wine tasting in Milan
98 mt

Afternoon Milan food tour with beer tasting

  • Food & Wine
Afternoon Milan food tour with beer tasting
119 mt

Navigli Canals of Milan: Guided Walking Tour

  • Art & Culture
Navigli Canals of Milan: Guided Walking Tour
471 mt

Private Skip-the-Line Duomo tour with short city walk

  • Art & Culture
Private Skip-the-Line Duomo tour with short city walk
586 mt

Milan Mix Aperitivo and Street Food Tour

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

Last Supper tickets and Codex Atlanticus guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Last Supper tickets and Codex Atlanticus guided tour
663 mt

Highlights and hidden gems of Milan tour with a local

  • Art & Culture
Highlights and hidden gems of Milan tour with a local
784 mt

Personal Shopper Experience in Milan

  • Lifestyle
Personal Shopper Experience in Milan
792 mt

Navigli guided tour with canal cruise

  • Art & Culture
Navigli guided tour with canal cruise
843 mt

Private last minute guided tour of the Duomo Cathedral with skip-the-line tickets

  • Art & Culture
Private last minute guided tour of the Duomo Cathedral with skip-the-line tickets
851 mt

The hidden treasures Milan's Duomo

  • Art & Culture
The hidden treasures Milan's Duomo
854 mt

Plein-air painting experience on lake Como with wine tasting

  • Art & Culture
Plein-air painting experience on lake Como with wine tasting
860 mt

Private skip-the-line Duomo tour with professional guide

  • Art & Culture
Private skip-the-line Duomo tour with professional guide
861 mt

Best of Milan by night with rooftop aperitivo

  • Art & Culture
Best of Milan by night with rooftop aperitivo
861 mt

Museum of Twentieth Century tickets

  • Art & Culture
Museum of Twentieth Century tickets
866 mt

Guided tour of the “Picasso Metamorfosi” exhibition at Palazzo Reale

  • Art & Culture
Guided tour of the “Picasso Metamorfosi” exhibition at Palazzo Reale
899 mt

Best of Milan rickshaw experience

  • Art & Culture
Best of Milan rickshaw experience
909 mt

Direct access to Milan Duomo Cathedral + Rooftop Guided Tour

  • Art & Culture
Direct access to Milan Duomo Cathedral + Rooftop Guided Tour
909 mt

Private Tour discover Milan Highlights

  • Art & Culture
Private Tour discover Milan Highlights
911 mt

Where to sleep

PIOPPETTE APARTMENT

Milano
PIOPPETTE APARTMENT
83 mt

MY BED

Milano
MY BED
96 mt

LE COLONNE

Milano
LE COLONNE
96 mt

CASA PORTA TICINESE

Milano
CASA PORTA TICINESE
127 mt

VETRA APARTMENT

Milano
VETRA APARTMENT
132 mt

SUITE TICINESE

Milano
SUITE TICINESE
151 mt

COLONNE

Milano
COLONNE
151 mt

ALESSIA CILIA

Milano
ALESSIA CILIA
153 mt

CASA VACANZA

Milano
CASA VACANZA
154 mt

DE AMICIS 9

Milano
DE AMICIS 9
162 mt

MILAN MAISON

Milano
MILAN MAISON
188 mt

TEMPORARY HOME

Milano
TEMPORARY HOME
211 mt

AGR. SONCINO PAVESE

Rognano
AGR. SONCINO PAVESE
225 mt

MILAN SUITE APARTMENT

Milano
MILAN SUITE APARTMENT
231 mt

VIA VETERE 9

Milano
VIA VETERE 9
231 mt

GUESTHERO VETERE 12

Milano
GUESTHERO VETERE 12
231 mt

ARISTON

Milano
ARISTON
238 mt

VIA VETERE 10

Milano
VIA VETERE 10
245 mt

TICINESE APARTMENT

Milano
TICINESE APARTMENT
247 mt

CROCEFISSO

Milano
CROCEFISSO
256 mt