Found project: San Nazaro Maggiore


    Project : San Nazaro Maggiore

    Architect : Sant’Ambrogio (commissioner)

    Completion: 386 (consecration – original bldg.)

    Locality : Milano

    Country : Italy

    Building style : Early Christian architecture

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    Description :

    “The original basilica was built by Sant’Ambrogio in AD 382–6 to house the remains of the Apostles Andrew, John and Thomas, which is why it was known as the Basilica Apostolorum. It was dedicated to San Nazaro when his remains – found by Sant’Ambrogio near the basilica – were buried here in 396. The church was built outside the walls in an early Christian burial ground – as can be seen by the sarcophagi outside and the epitaph in the right-hand transept – and looked onto an ancient Roman porticoed street. It was rebuilt after a fire in 1075 reusing much original material.”

    Eyewitness Travel – Milan and the Lakes, DK, 2007, p. 96.

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



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