mercoledì 29 giugno 2011


The Basilica of Sant 'Eustorgio is one of the most important monumental complex of the city, was built in the fifth century by Bishop Eustorgio II, who built on the remains of amuch older building.
According to tradition in 1164, Frederick Barbarossa plundered the church, almost completely destroying it and taking a Roman sarcophagus in which were preserved thebodies of the three Magi.
Inside are frescoes of three-fourth century by Vincenzo Foppa .
From locals adjacent the basilica, you can access to three underground rooms, the remain of  the only Roman and early Christian cemetery found in Milan 

Adress: Piazza Sant'Eustorgio, 1
MM Nearest Station: MM1 Cordusio, MM1-MM2 Cadorna

Visualizzazione ingrandita della mappa

7 commenti:

  1. Well, that sucks that someone stole the Magi corpses, but sounds like a pretty historic spot.

  2. I'd love to just go wandering through the underground rooms.

  3. I've never heard of this, I didn't know the three magi were supposed to have been preserved?! I'd love to know more about that.

  4. The three magi were there huh? Well, pretty neat.. o.o