The Basilica of San Simpliciano, situated in the centre of Milan, is the second oldest church designed in the form of a Latin cross. It is one of the four churches built by Bishop Ambrose.
Built in the 4th century, San Simpliciano was once situated outside the city walls. Its location was notorious for prostitution. Ambrose, therefore, named the church Basilica Virginum. After Ambrose's death, his successor Simplicianus completed the church and was buried here. The church was, thus,... view more