Two thousand years of Christian history have left a very marked in Milan. Beyond the most famous church in the city (the Duomo) there are many others of equal beauty and importance and which have a variety of architectural styles almost complete. Here you can find a selection of the most important.
At the main entrance of the Duomo, 3,8m (12ft) below the parvis, you'll see the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti and Santa Tecla’s Apse.…
The Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio or Basilica Martyrum is, after the Duomo, the most important church in Milan and it preserves the remains of Saints Gervaso, Protaso and Ambrose.
Santa Maria delle Grazie is one of the most suggestive churches built during the Renaissance in Lombardia and it contains the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci or Cenacolo Vinciano, one of the greatest masterpieces of the history of art.
The Duomo is located in Piazza Duomo, the geographical and historical centre of Milan, and it is the most iconic building of the city. The cathedral represents the most important expression of Gothic art in Italy. It takes time to visit it accurately but the terraces are a must-see.
Located along Corso Garibaldi, San Simpliciano is one of the most important palaeochristian monuments of Milan and it has still the original perimeter. The Basilica of San Simpliciano organizes numerous musical events, particularly of baroque music.
The medieval Santuario Arcivescovile di San Bernardino alle Ossa, overlooking Piazza Santo Stefano, is located close to the Duomo of Milano. Within the church there’s an ossuary-chapel, totally covered in human bones coming from cemeteries that have been abolished during the 17th century.
The church of San Sepolcro is close to Biblioteca and Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, in the area that was Milan’s centre during the Roman Age. It was founded by Ronzone in 1030 and it houses a 14th century sarcophagus.