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Basilica dei Santi Apostoli e Nazaro Maggiore

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Situated on what was the ancient colonnaded corso di Porta Romana, San Nazaro was one of the four basilicas built during St Ambrose's evangelising drive,...

Piazza San Nazaro 5
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Cimitero Monumentale

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The Egyptians had their pyramids; the Milanese have the Cimitero Monumentale, last resting place of the perpetually ostentatious. The cemetery was begun in...

Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale
Free

Civico Tempio di San Sebastiano

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When Milan emerged from a bout of the plague in 1576, its residents heaved a sigh of relief and, to express their gratitude to God for their deliverance,...

Via Torino 28
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Duomo

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Standing proudly on the piazza del Duomo, the third largest church in Christendom (outdone only by St Peter's in Rome and Seville's cathedral), the Duomo is...

Piazza del Duomo
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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...

Corso Monforte 1
Free

San Bernardino alle Ossa

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One of Milan's most bizarre attractions, the San Bernardino alle Ossa's ossuary chapel manages to create a freakish sort of beauty from a bone-chilling...

Piazza Santo Stefano
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San Carlo al Corso

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Considered to be the final work of the neo-classical movement in Italy, this church was begun in 1839 and completed in 1847. It stands on the site of Santa...

Piazza San Carlo
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San Fedele

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This imposing baroque church is the Milanese headquarters of the Jesuit order. It was designed by Pellegrino Tibaldi in 1569 as an exemplary...

Piazza San Fedele
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San Francesco di Paola

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Displaying an almost divine sense of irony, this charming baroque church constructed by the Minimi fathers (a particularly ascetic Franciscan order founded...

Via Manzoni 3
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San Lorenzo Maggiore

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Built at the end of the fourth century, San Lorenzo is one of the oldest centrally planned churches, and may have been the chapel of the imperial Roman...

Corso di Porta Ticinese 39
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San Marco

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San Marco was built in 1254 by the Augustinian Lanfranco Settala on the site of an earlier church that the Milanese had dedicated to Venice's patron, St...

Piazza San Marco 2
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San Pietro in Gessate

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This church was commissioned by Florentine banker Pigello Portinari and built between 1447 and 1475 to a design by Pietro Antonio and Guiniforte Solari. In...

Piazza San Pietro in Gessate
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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...

Piazza San Sepolcro
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San Simpliciano

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One of the oldest churches in the city, San Simpliciano was founded in the fourth century by St Ambrose (and dedicated to his successor), and finished in...

Piazza San Simpliciano 7
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San Vincenzo in Prato

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Once an expanse of prati (fields), the area around this small church was used as a pagan, and subsequently Christian, necropolis. Benedictine monks occupied...

Via Daniele Crespi 6
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