Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore
The Basilica of San Lorenzo was established during the fourth century and is the oldest church in Milan which was dedicated to San Lorenzo and is built with enormous blocks that were taken from other Roman sites. One of the church's highlights is the Chapel of Saint Aquilino with its fourth-century Byzantine mosaics, adjoining the main church. In the center of the courtyard, Emporer Constantine stands in bronze, a tribute to his Edict of Milan in 313, which ended Christian persecution within th
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The Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana is an ecclesiastical institution comprising a public library, a picture gallery, and an academy of studies, founded in 1607 by Cardinal Federico Borromeo, located in the municipality of Milan inside the Palazzo dell'Ambrosiana. Some major acquisitions of complete libraries were the manuscripts of the Benedictine monastery of Bobbio (1606) and the library of the Paduan Vincenzo Pinelli, whose more than 800 manuscripts filled 70 cases when they were sent to Mila
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro
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Santa Maria presso San Satiro is a church in Milan. The church is known for its false apse, an early example of trompe-l'œil, attributed to Donato Bramante.
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio
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The Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio is a church in the centre of Milan, northern Italy. One of the most ancient churches in Milan, it was built by St. Ambrose in 379–386, in an area where numerous martyrs of the Roman persecutions had been buried. The first name of the church was in fact Basilica Martyrum. The monastery and church became a large landholder in northern Italy and into what is now the Swiss Canton of Ticino.
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The Velasca Tower is a skyscraper built in the 1950s by the BBPR architectural partnership, Milan, Italy. The tower is approximately 100 metres tall and has a peculiar and characteristic mushroom-like shape. The building responds to its prominent location near the Milan Cathedral in the city's historic center. It was one of the iconic buildings in this area which was also a famous gathering point too.
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The Naviglio Grande is the first of the canals that make up the Milan canal system, the oldest and the most important. It was built in the years 1177-1257 and is fed by the river Ticino. The Naviglio Grande is about 50 km long and served as an export and import route. It was one of the largest medieval engineering projects, allowing development of commerce, transport and agriculture.
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Naviglio Pavese is a waterway that flows from Milan to Pavia and that is part of the system of canals in Milan. It is 10.8 m wide at the bottom and 11.8 m above the water. Like all the other canals, it combined the irrigation function with that of a waterway. It was excavated starting from 1812 under the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy and, after various events, inaugurated on 9 August 1819 under the Austrian kingdom of Lombardy-Veneto.