Fans of Neo-classical architecture will want to be sure to see the San Carlo al Corso Church while they are in Milan. The church is considered to be one of the finest examples of the style in all of Italy. It was built between 1839 and 1847 by Carlo Amati, who used the site of an earlier church for his construction. The church is found on the Piazza San Carlo off of the Corso Vittorio Emanuele II.
The church is built to resemble the Pantheon in Rome, but without the oculus (opening) in the ceiling. The architect pulled the façade location of the new church much farther back on the newer church, creating the Piazza San Carlo by doing so. The dome reaches 36.9 meters in height, contains a double set of columns inside and has a number of different chapels for visitors to enjoy.
Address: Corso Giacomo Matteotti 14, 20122 Milano, Italy
Phone: +39 02 7602 0496