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Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to be in a party or book early to see the last supper. I had seen it in 1956 before the weight of humanity and humidity had faded it so much. People we hopeful from USA and around the world but it was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wiseolly
Reviewed 9 December 2018

There's not much visual appeal to it. It's a dark, cold, stern looking stone church where the only pieces that stand out are the altar and the pipe organ. Nevertheless, it has its special peculiarities: it has a round shape (which is rather unusual for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fernando P
Reviewed 8 December 2018

This is an impressive and stern circular basilica, with the altar practically the only decoration. But the shape is fascinating. Fronted by Colonne de Lorenzo.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IlyaBurlak
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Built in 364, after several fires, collapses and recontructions it was completed in the 18th century. The older parts and chapels can be seen from the Park of the Basilicas, which is located behind the church. On the front is a square which used to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 29 November 2018

it might have been majestic once upon a time but today as it stands, there is nothing grand about it. it is like a local neighbourhood church and you see a lot of locals sitting outside, chatting and spending some quality time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dishaa S
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
2  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...)

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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!

Date of experience: July 2017
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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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