San Sepolcro


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The forum of Roman Mediolanum occupied the area between piazza San Sepolcro and piazza Pio XI. It was here that a church dedicated to the Holy Trinity was built in 1030, only to be rebuilt in 1100 and rededicated to the Holy Sepulchre. The church underwent the usual Counter-Reformation treatment in the early 1600s, and an 18th-century façade was replaced by a neo-Romanesque one in 1894-97. The crypt, which runs the whole length of the church, is all that remains of the original Romanesque structure. A forest of slim columns divides its five aisles, and by the apse is a 14th-century sarcophagus with reliefs of the Resurrection.

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San Sepolcro details

Piazza San Sepolcro

Area Milan

Transport Metro Duomo/tram 2, 3, 14, 20 .

Telephone 02 7200 3358

San Sepolcro website

Open noon-2.30pm Mon-Fri.

Admission free.

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