Here is one of the most beautiful basilicas of all the city! A majestic Roman colonnade, a facade and two beautiful ancient palaces frame one of the most beautiful Milan parvisa – with a bronze statue of Emperor Constantine in the middle. Have a seat, maybe at the colonnade basement and enjoy this beautiful scenario!

But wait, why are we here? First of all to admire this 16-column raw dating back to the Roman age – even though nobody knows where they come from… Maybe from the Imperial Fora or a palace, who knows… Let’s just hope nobody is going to move them again! And now, if you want, come in! The most interesting element is St. Aquilino Chapel: ask the guardian in order to enter and he will briefly explain you a couple of things.

This place will surely spark your interest or maybe will scare you a little – so silent and echoing -, actually there is nothing to be afraid of! Enjoy every corner of this mysterious place. Lift your gaze and admire the beautiful golden mosaics dating back to the Roman age. Just imagine how difficult it might have been to put all those pure gold pieces together… Don’t even try to count them! Go outside and continue your journey through time!


San Lorenzo Maggiore
Corso di Porta Ticinese 35, Milan
telephone: 02.89404129
opening time:
Open from Monday to Saturday from 8am till 6.30pm
Open on Sundays from 9am till 7pm
Free entry
how to get there:
tram line 2-3-14
bus line 94
tube line M2 Sant’Ambrogio