While the city is rightly known for its spectacular Duomo, there are many other beautiful and historic churches of Milan.
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Scattered across Milan, many contain their own stunning artwork and architecture, while others simply provide a place of peace and reflection away from the bustling city. The best way to travel to the churches is on Milan’s excellent public transport network, and you can travel for free by buying a MilanoCard.
Seven churches to visit
- Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio is one of Milan’s most ancient churches. Originally built in Roman times by Saint Ambrose, the church you see today displays a variety of styles as it was modified over the centuries. Holders of a Milan City Pass can visit the crypt to view the relics and treasure of Saint Ambrose at a 50% discount or even for free.
- Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is a beautiful gothic church that is most famous for housing Da Vinci’s masterpiece The Last Supper. To guarantee that you get to see this, consider the option of the Milan City Card.
- San Babila Church is an 11th-century church with one of the best surviving examples of a Romanesque Lombard façade.
- Church of Sant’Eustorgio is famous for the relics of the Magi, which were housed here until stolen by Barbarossa and taken to Cologne.
- Follow in the footsteps of Mozart and Martin Luther and visit the Church of San Marco. The interior is beautifully decorated with frescos, and you can still see the 13th-century bell tower at the rear.
- Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie al Naviglio is a 16th-century church built onto the site of an earlier Roman one. Inside, visitors can see a 16th-century painting, The Crossing of the Red Sea.
Church of San Simpliciano is another church built by Saint Ambrose. It is one of Milan’s oldest churches and includes the tomb of the Holy Simplician who followed Saint Ambrose as Bishop of Milan.