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San Giorgio al Palazzo

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Founded in 750, San Giorgio was rebuilt in 1129 and heavily reworked in the 17th and early 19th centuries. Among the neo-classical trappings are a baptismal...

Piazza San Giorgio 2
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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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San Vittore al Corpo

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The church and former monastery of San Vittore al Corpo grew up around the mausoleum of Emperor Valentinian II, who died in 392; parts of this ancient...

Via San Vittore 25
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Santa Maria alla Fontana

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This church is essentially a modern structure in the neo-Renaissance style, with various nondescript additions. The presbytery, however, rests on a much...

Piazza Santa Maria alla Fontana 11
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Santa Maria dei Miracoli presso San Celso

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Two little chapels once stood on this site where, according to legend, St Ambrose was led by a vision to the bodies of martyrs Nazaro and Celso. The chapel...

Corso Italia 37
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Santa Maria del Carmine

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Little remains of the original Romanesque church built in 1250 and rebuilt in 1400; the current façade (1880) is the work of Carlo Maciachini. And yet the...

Piazza del Carmine 2
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Santa Maria della Passione

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Construction of the church of Santa Maria della Passione began in 1486, to a design by Giovanni Battagio. It was originally a Greek-cross church, but one...

Via Bellini 2
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Santa Maria delle Grazie & The Last Supper

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The church of Santa Maria delle Grazie was begun in 1465 to a plan by Guiniforte Solari. Just two years after it was finished in the 1480s, Ludovico 'il...

Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie
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Santa Maria Incoronata

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This essentially Romanesque church is, in fact, two buildings erected by Guiniforte Solari and united in 1468. The one on the left went up in 1451,...

Corso Garibaldi 116
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Santa Maria presso San Satiro

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Satiro (or Satirus) was St Ambrose's brother. It was to this lesser-known sibling (who also became a saint) that a certain Archbishop Anspert wanted a...

Via Torino 19
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