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Basilica di San Nazaro Maggiore e Santi Apostoli

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one of the oldest churches in the city

One of the oldest churches in the city, this 4th century building was later refurbished during the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vicenza, Italy
Historic and beautiful

A wonderfull preserved and ancient church which dates back to the 4th century. It is in such great... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2017
Cairns, Australia
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Piazza San Nazaro in Brolo 5, 20122 Milan, Italy
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+39 02 5830 7719
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the oldest churches in the city, this 4th century building was later refurbished during the various centuries altering its original look. Despite not much left from its initial period it is worth to see particularly for the frescoed chapels and the impressive Cappella...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

A wonderfull preserved and ancient church which dates back to the 4th century. It is in such great condition and is a nice church to visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

Interesting church next to the University. The history of the Church is explained on boards inside. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed June 25, 2017

This unopposing facade holds a treasure! We stayed a block from this church and passed it daily. We finally noticed the doors open and went in. Amazing! We spent time just wandering around and the man putting the bulletins on the pews never said a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank keithflow
Reviewed February 10, 2017

This church is notable because it dates from the 4th century. While there have been many changes over the years and exhibit several architectural styles the walls are original. It is a little off the usual tourist track but is worth looking at if you...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Chris F
Reviewed December 6, 2015

It's a bit of a detour for those doing the Antico Milano route shown on the map that can be bought at the Museo Archeologico, but trust me, it is worth it. The church looks like something that time (at least the 19th century Milanese...More

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank drsusanc
Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

This is a very interesting church as it has a long history since 4th AD. I went with a guide and he explained to us many stories regarding the architecture, statues and carvings of the church. Do read up prior to the visit or go...More

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank 588phis
Reviewed September 4, 2015

The only unique thing about this early 16th century church is that you enter it via a modern hall. After entering the church itself, its age is revealed as even the reconstruction and renovations that were done in the church used the original building material...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank TheShis
Reviewed December 1, 2014

This historic church, dating from the 4th century, doesn't have many of its ancient features present. What is there is significant. Saint Ambrose ordered the building of the church in 386 and it sat along the Porta Romana, the 600m triumphal gateway into Milan on...More

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Stephen P
Reviewed June 12, 2014

The original building dates back from the 4th century. Much has been lost during the centuries and because of some renovations, but not the atmosphere of this church. From the outside it just looks like another church with another red bricks facade, but inside after...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank travelsafer
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