Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio

Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio  (13).jpg
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio  (13).jpg
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio  (1).jpg
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio  (4).jpg
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio  (7).jpg
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio  (2).jpg
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio  (6).jpg
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio  (8).jpg
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio  (3).jpg
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio  (16).jpg
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio  (15).jpg
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio  (11).jpg
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio  (12).jpg
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio  (9).jpg
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio  (10).jpg
15 Piazza Sant'Ambrogio Milano Lombardia 20123 IT

This Basilica, which stands in the square bearing the same name, reflects sixteen centuries of history. It is the queen and mother of Lombard churches.

This Paleo-Christian building was started in 379 and consecrated by Sant’Ambrogio in 387. During the passage of the centuries it was enlarged, altered or damaged on various occasions and during the Second World War it was bombed Nevertheless, it retains a solemnity and austerity that permits it to be still considered one of the masterpieces of Lombard Romanesque architecture.

Inside are sculpture and antique mementos, religious relics and works of art from over 1600 years of Milanese history. Worthy of note are: the pulpit with its columns and arches which rests on an early Christian sarcophagus; the ciborium (shrine) held up by Roman columns above the gold altar (the Paliotto) which is a magnificent work by the goldsmith. Volvinio; the ceiling of the apse with its grandiose 12th century mosaic; and the 4th century golden mosaic ceiling in the sacellum (chapel) of St. Vittore in Ciel d’Oro.

Remarkable also are the Portico della Canonica (rectory) designed by Bramante, the oratory of San Sigismondo and the Treasury full of precious things. A lew meters from the entrance to the basilica rises the Pusterla (a part of the old city wall and entrance door) constructed in 300 that during medieval times was incorporated into the walls surrounding the city.

Leonardo Da Vinci, Piazza Della Scala, Milan, Italy.JPG
1.2 km
In the center of the plaza we find the Monument to Leonardo da Vinci by Pietro Magni (1872). Four statues of the Milanese disciples of Leonardo, Marco d’Oggriono, G. Anton...
Palazzo Crivelli (3).JPG
1.22 km
There are two Andalusian style balconies and a portal with granite doorposts. Its style is typical of the 17th century It has well preserved architectural frescos in perspective...
1.22 km
The palace stands in the rectangular square on the southern side of the cathedral; it is a wide building with a Neoclassical front and two lateral wings. It is of ancient origin...
Teatro alia Scala (Scala Theatre) (1).jpg
The building with severe lines stands on one side of the Piazza della Scala. In the center of the square is the monument to Leonardo da Vinci by the sculptor Pietro Magni (1872)...
Piccolo Teatro (1).png
Just a few meters from Via Dante and next to the old Palazzo del Carmagnola is the Piccolo Teatro that was founded in 1947 by Paolo Grassi and Giorgio Strehler. The aim was not ...
Palazzo Marino (1).jpg
1.26 km
This was built between 1553 and 1558 by Galeazzo Alessi for the Genoese merchant. Tommaso Marino The courtyard walls and columns are richly adorned with modeled concrete heads, ...
The church of San Gottardo in Corte (5).jpg
1.26 km
The construction of the church which is incorporated into the Royal Palace (the entrance is from via Pecorari) began in the first half of the 14th century. Azzone Visconti had i...
Santa Maria presso San Celso (4).jpg
1.28 km
Built between 1490 and 1570; the shelves of the sacristy are full of valuable objects. ...
Duomo Cathedral (17).jpg
1.29 km
The cathedral was started in 1386. It is a magnificent example of a very special interpretation of Gothic architecture by the Lombards. It rises like a huge mountain of marble b...
Ca' de Sass.jpg
1.3 km
The Museum of History, ‘Ca’ de sass”, so called on account of the large stones projecting from its exterior walls, is housed in a small building on 11 Via Ande...
Casa degli Omenoni (2).jpg
1.39 km
The “House of the Omenoni” was built by Leone Leoni and is one of the most interesting late sixteenth century buildings in Milan. It has eight caryatids called “Omen...
The Basilica of San Nazaro Maggiore (4).jpg
1.4 km
Founded in the 4th century, it was rebuilt in Romanesque style after the fire of 1705; the Chapel of San Lino contains important 10th century frescos. ...
Museo Poldi Pezzoli (8).jpg
The apartment in Via Manzoni No. 12 in which the Poldi Pezzoli Museum is housed, was destined to become a museum bv a member of a noble family, Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli in 187...
Manzoni's house (3).jpg
1.42 km
In Piazza Belgioioso, other than the building which gives it its name, we can see Palazzo Besana and Manzoni’s house. This latter is very dear to the people of Milan as their ow...
Brera Picture Gallery (1).jpg
1.43 km
The name Brera come from the place where the “Umiliati” (an order of religious men and laymen) built their house within the city walls in about 1170. In the 13th century t...
Palazzo Belgioioso (2).jpeg
1.44 km
Piermarini constructed this palace for the princes, Antonio and Alberico Barbiano of Belgioioso between the years 1772 and 1781. The façade has three stories of twenty-five wind...
Basilica of San Simpliciano (2).jpg
1.45 km
This Basilica was one of the first churches to be constructed in Milan-Sant’Ambrogio was responsible for initiating the plans to build it (4th cent.) but it was completed ...
The Arch of Peace (2).jpg
1.51 km
Found in the semicircular opening of Piazzale Sempione, this is a regular construction with precise height limits; the Arch of Peace rising in isolation is considered the most r...
Museum of the Risorgimento (3).jpg
1.55 km
(National Revival) – (23 Via Borgonuovo tel. 803.539) – Exhibits dating from the mid-18th century to 1914 in which there was a national revival and struggle to unite...
San Marco Church in Milan (5).jpg
1.6 km
The church was constructed about 1254 on the site of one already in existence dedicated to St. Mark. It was built to show the Venetians Milan’s appreciation for having reb...
Showing 21 - 40 of 75 results
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio (6).jpg 3 years ago
  • You must to post comments
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio (8).jpg 3 years ago
  • You must to post comments
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio (3).jpg 3 years ago
  • You must to post comments
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio (16).jpg 3 years ago
  • You must to post comments
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio (15).jpg 3 years ago
  • You must to post comments
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio (11).jpg 3 years ago
  • You must to post comments
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio (12).jpg 3 years ago
  • You must to post comments
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio (9).jpg 3 years ago
  • You must to post comments
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio (10).jpg 3 years ago
  • You must to post comments
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio (13).jpg 3 years ago
  • You must to post comments
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio (1).jpg 3 years ago
  • You must to post comments
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio (4).jpg 3 years ago
  • You must to post comments
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio (7).jpg 3 years ago
  • You must to post comments
Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio (2).jpg 3 years ago
  • You must to post comments
Showing 14 results