Al Leone d’Oro
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio
St Ambrose, Milan’s patron saint and one-time superstar bishop, is buried in the crypt of the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, which he...
San Lorenzo Columns
The freestanding row of 16 Corinthian columns from Milan’s Mediolanum heyday were salvaged from a crumbling Roman residence and lined up...
San Lorenzo Maggiore
The touching simplicity of this early Christian basilica with its central dome and squat towers managed to survive a substantial...
Posteria de Amici
Locals pack out this place for the wine, music and tigelle Modenesi , filled foccacia-like rolls, Modena-style. Eager to please staff...
One of Milan’s most beautiful old-school pasticcerias (cake shops), Cucchi is set in a peaceful neighbourhood square. Snaffle a brioche...
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Lonely Planet review
The medieval streets around Sant’Ambrogio yield a host of surprises, not least this antique shop with a spectacular collection of paintings, and jewellery from the 1930s to 1950s.