Piazza San Sepolcro


Piazza San Sepolcro, 20123 Milano


The Piazza San Sepolcro is an ancient square in the centre of Milan, not far from Piazza del Duomo.

During the Roman period the piazza was the forum at the intersection of the cardo and the decumanus. Thanks to recent refurbishment, it is now possible to visit a part of the Roman forum finds by accessing from via dell’Ambrosiana.

In 1030 the Church of San Sepolcro was founded, giving the piazza its name.

On March 23, 1919 Benito Mussolini founded the Fasci di combattimento at a rally held at the piazza. The square was also the headquarter of the Associazione degli Industriali Lombardi (Confindustria was founded shortly before)

Beautiful buildings of Milan’s patrician families open out onto the square; on the left side of the church, a gate opens on the Sala Federiciana’s courtyard, which is part of the Pinacoteca Biblioteca Ambrosiana.