Basilica Park - Pope John Paul II

Parco delle Basiliche. (Open Map)


Pope John Paul II park - In a setting of rosebeds, autumn berries and ornamental cherries, visitors have a fine view of the two churches to which the park was originally dedicated: San Lorenzo and Sant'Eustorgio.
Very close to the bustling shops on Corso di Porta Ticinese, the garden is an ideal location for a refreshing break in a green habitat. There are many benches on which to admire the architecture and the natural setting.
The idea of a park in the area behind the Basilica of San Lorenzo took shape in the years after the Second World War, creating an “archaeological itinerary,” because it provided a link between the apses of two important and early churches.
For the younger visitors, there are three play areas.
There is a volleyball court for open-air matches. Near the south entrance on Via Molino delle Armi, there is an interesting group of mulberries (Morus platanifolia), and a little further on, a rare specimen of a Celtis orientalis (charcoal tree).