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Milan Baptistery, Italy

 
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Distance from city center: 1.7mi
blackangel_66's pictureby blackangel_66 History & Culture travel tip
added on the 11th of December, 2009
It's Italian name is Battisero Paleocristiano and it is a early Christian Baptistery from the 4th century. Archaeologists say that most probably this is the place where the Bishop of Milan, St. Ambrose baptized the man who later became St. Augustine.

The ruins of the baptistery lie right under the Duomo of Milan. What is more interesting, the excavations also revealed the ruins of a Cathedral built even earlier than the baptistery, and the second incarnation of this same Cathedral from the 5th to 12th century.

It is very interesting. There are remains of frescoes and mosaics on the walls and some inscriptions as well. It's like they are built in each other.

Address:
Piazza del Duomo
Milan

Price:
1.50 Euros

Opening Hours:
Daily from 9:30am to 5:15pm.

 
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