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Oldest Church Structures Still Standing | Top 10

1 August 2014

8Basilica of San Simpliciano

Apparently, Milan has many of these old church structures. Located in the centre of Milan, this one was dedicated to Saint Simplician, bishop of Milan.

Built in 374 AD, the structure was modified between the 12th and the 13 century, giving it a Romanesque appearance, which you can still see today.

Its interior is on the Latin cross plan, with a chapel that features decorations from Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical.
The church also has amazing paintings, such as ‘Defeat of the Cammolesi’ by Alessandro Varotari, ‘Incornoration of Mary’ by Ambrogio da Fossano and the ‘Marriage of the Virgin’ by Camillo Procaccini.

Oldest Church Structures Still Standing  Top 10 8. Basilica of San Simpliciano
Oldest Church Structures Still Standing Top 10 8. Basilica of San Simpliciano
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