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Basilica di San Simpliciano

#107 of 759 things to do in Milan
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Address: Piazza San Simpliciano 7, 20121 Milan, Italy
07:30 - 12:00
16:00 - 19:00
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Sun 07:15 - 12:00
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a peaceful invitation to know more about an unexpected Milan

The tradition says the Balisica is one of the four churches S.Ambrogio wanted at the four corners of the ancient city when he became bishop in year 374, with the original name of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The tradition says the Balisica is one of the four churches S.Ambrogio wanted at the four corners of the ancient city when he became bishop in year 374, with the original name of "Basilica Virginum". They became the 4 cornerstones around which the city developed its architecture. The purpose of the 4 Basilicas was to demonstrate Milano was finally part... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Nice and peaceful place to visit when running around the city for shopping and treasure hunting. Very nice paintings, wood carvings and all you need inside the great church.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

It was built in 374 by St Ambrose the Bishop of Milan and it is a massive building that has worn well considering its age. It is not that imposing externally but inside its high columns and old murals in a main building and two arms are worth seeing. It closes for siesta so pick the right time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

We stumbled onto this beautiful church by accident one day while shopping. It is located off Corso Garibaldi. We later learned that the church was built by San Ambrogio, and early bishop and patron saint of Milano in the late 4th Century and completed by his successor San Simpliciano to whom it is dedicated. It is an oasis of peace... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2012

I love having a short break in my day stepping into this ancient church located in the Brera district of Milan.I warmly suggest (whenever possible) to avoid the mass time if you really want to get into touch with that kind of flavour coming from those ancient bricks.Your loneliness will allow you hearing sth in the air,a kind of magic... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

this church is another ancient church dating back to the 4th century. the church is filled with art and frescoes from the 12th to 16th centuries

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Brera captures the real essence of the city. It is an excellent mix between history and modernity, where tradition meets innovation. Here design and beauty reign. On Via Brera there are the famous Pinacoteca (galleries), the National Gallery of Modern and Antique Art, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Interior design boutiques and intellectual cafes are typical of the district. Walking along Via Madonnina is a must to admire the architecture of buildings and the design stores. On Sundays, going to the local market is an unmissable opportunity for fashion, style and art. Tucked away, there is the Orto Botanico di Brera botanical garden that seems like a painting framed in an ancient fairy structure. Last but not least, it’s worth a visit to Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli with its Planetarium, the Civico Museo di Storia Naturale (Natural History Museum).
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