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All reviews old church fourth century octagonal dome small entry fee worth a visit gelato saint mosaics interior roman centuries rebuilt piazza restoration courtyard euro ceiling
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

A nice church to visit directly behind the Colonnes with it's lovely domed walls and interior pillars along with picturesque alter. The basement was not open due to restoration.

Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed 13 September 2018

well churches are not interesting only for pilgrims and religious people and someone should visit and go to see them inside and not only outside .one fo those is the church of basilica san lorenzo maggiore.every church in italy has its history and worths to...More

Thank kastoria
Reviewed 28 July 2018

One of the rare sinistre style Catholic church... The outside is the best part. At night, Italians gather to talk and eat gelato, the place is definitely worth it, the inside is nothing special (I mean, considering Italian references...)

Thank Giov63
Reviewed 28 July 2018

A free-standing row of 16 Corinthian columns - once part of a 2nd Century Roman Temple - sets San Lorenzo's frontal piazza off from the road. The vast interior of the curch was built on a circular plan, with a ring shaped ambulatory and raised...More

Thank David-R-Blackburn
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Saint Aquilino chapel is a must see! It has some 4 th century mosaics inside. Go to the basement also. This is one of the oldest churches in Milan Do not miss!

Thank verinalex
Reviewed 2 May 2018

The church and columns are a must see while in Milan. The interior is quite simple but the rebuilt dome and frescos are intriguing.

1  Thank Jonathan P
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

On the face of it this church is mostly bare plaster inside. It is small and the murals and statues aren’t great. There was a choir practising which was nice. However, the best bit is behind a barred gate with a cost of €2. Pay...More

1  Thank johnandlizb
Reviewed 1 April 2018

one of the beautiful churches in milano.inside and outside..you can go to nearby metro station or from the milano duomo metro .interesting place to visit...

1  Thank kastoria
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Very nice church. It was originally built in the Roman era and had restorations and rebuildings ever since. It has gained new architecture over the years such as the facade or dome. Inside is quite cavernous over the main aisle towards the altar. Much quieter...More

1  Thank Gerard_S77
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Saint Aquilino chapel is a must see! Don’t miss the basement. But be aware no access during the service.

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Sharon O
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Response from Peter R | Reviewed this property |
8am till 6.30 pm Mon to Sat and Sun 9am to 7pm. The basilica is free self guided but the Chapel of saint Aquilino is 2 euro. This is worth the visit to see the 4th century Byzantine mosaics. from what I remember there is... More
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