San Babila


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Standing out like a sore thumb in the midst of the post-war architecture of piazza San Babila is the church that gives the square its name. The original fourth-century basilica was rebuilt in the 11th century and further modified in the 16th, only to have its Romanesque façade badly 'restored' in 1906 by Paolo Cesa Bianchi, who also did the main altar. It's not the most inspiring church in Milan, but remains notable if only because Alessandro Manzoni was christened here in March 1785.

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San Babila details

Corso Monforte 1

Area Milan

Transport Metro San Babila/bus 54, 60, 61/tram 23, 27.

Telephone 02 7600 2877

San Babila website

Open 8am-noon, 3.30-6pm daily.

Admission free.

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