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San Nazaro in Brolo, Milan

San Nazaro in Brolo, Milan

St. Nazaro Church is one of the oldest and magnificent churches in Milan. Originally founded in the 4th Century and built by St Ambrose, this basilica was dedicated to the Apostles to whom it owes its other name: Basilica Apostolorum. It dates back to the year 382 and has preserved some relics from the apostles. This famous monument is situated on one of the radial roads which lead from the city centre towards the outskirts. In 1075, a fire broke out and destroyed the church. In 1571, the demolished building was reconstructed as per the desire of Carlo Borromeo. During the next few centuries, the church underwent many structural changes and was then again restored. The current basilica is the work of Enrico Villa which lasted from 1946 to 1963. Many remnants of archaeology and works of art including inscriptions from the 5th Century to Renaissance and Neoclassical period can be seen here.

In Constantinople, a distinct feature of the Church of the Holy Apostles, was the presence of the church’s plan on the Greek cross with apses on the arms. San Nazaro has been built following this feature. Relics of the Apostles were housed under the altar. A new apse was created in 397 after the discovery of the body of the St. Nazarus. Marbles and other items of decoration for the shrine and the church were donated by Serena, niece of emperor Theodosius I. The interior has been intentionally made simple according to the wishes of the designers and owners and not due to lack of funding.

The roof of the church was originally in timber beams, and in the Middle Ages it was replaced by vaulted roof. During the same period, the dome above the crossing was also added. The octagonal-plan chapel finishes in a dome whose sides rise from the square base.

St. Nazaro Church is an important example of Palaeo Christian art in Milan. Fascinating for the artworks preserved inside and for its history, this church is well worth visiting.
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Sight Name: San Nazaro in Brolo
Sight Location: Milan, Italy
Sight Type: Religious
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Create Your Own Walk in Milan

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Religious Sights Walking Tour

Religious Sights Walking Tour

Milan may be a world fashion capital and an European financial capital, but religion, and "the church" in particular, remain a major part of Milanese life. Many of the churches that you see today have undergone reconstruction or renovation, as preserving historic and religious heritage is one of the city's priorities. Take this tour to visit some of the most notable places of...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
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West Centro Walking Tour

West Centro Walking Tour

Milan is a city steeped in history, but also a strategic economic center for Italy, as well as an international fashion hub. Thousands of tourists are attracted to the city's striking historic sites, as well as designer shops and other great places to explore. Take this tour and visit the main sites in Milan's Centro Storico.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles
Shopping Streets and Spots

Shopping Streets and Spots

Milan is a world-renown fashion and design capital. Here, you can find most of the world's top fashion brands, from Gucci, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana to Levi's and Diesel. Fashion is the second religion in Milan and this self-guided tour will take you to the worship places of the fashionistas and shopaholics.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 Km or 3.5 Miles
Core of Centro Storico Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Centro Museums and Galleries

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Milan is not only the business and fashion center of Italy, it also a cultural center. The city of Milan offers numerous cultural activities, as well as countless art galleries and museums that exhibit some of the world's most famous and imposing artworks and artifacts. Most of these cultural centers are located in the very heart of Milan and within a pleasant walk.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 Km or 3 Miles
East Centro Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles

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