Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, Milan

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St. Ambrose built Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio from 379 to 386 CE, making it one of the most ancient churches in the city. However, the majority of what you see today is from 12th-century restorations, hence its Romanesque style. Admire the mosaics in the apse, one of which depicts the life of St. Ambrose, Milan's patron saint. Look for the many faded frescoes in various nooks and crannies of the church. Visit the crypt under the high altar. It contains the remains of three saints: Ambrose, Gervasus, and Protasus. Using our online itinerary creator, Milan attractions like Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It is a Romanesque church of very interesting, with its Tower and high arches, although not spectacular. It has its charm and includes special places as the pulpit, on top of an ancient Roman sarcophagus, and the crypt with the remains of sant'Ambrogio and two holy martyrs. It was a quiet and relaxed, visit nothing to do with other areas of Milan crowded of tourists
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  • Magazine today, after several years, one of the nicest things you can see in Milan. Already away at the thought that the early Christians gathered here, you can understand the importance of this church. And at la chicca finale: the Golden altar! A marvel in the wonder. We were born and raised among the masterpieces, and often we don't remember.
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  • One of the oldest churches in Milan, early Christian origin, typical example of Lombard Romanesque. Apart from the appearance related to art, I found this magical, timeless Church. A short walk from the busy piazza del Duomo, don't seem to be more even in Milan. Within the attention is captured by the magnificent altar-Tomb in gold, silver and precious stones. Not to be missed.
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  • This Basilica is amazing. Given the age of the structure, it is a gift to see the detail that went into the architecture, the fact that Saint Ambrosia's remains are still inside the Basilica, and that the facility is open to the public for free. Admittedly the Crypt where Saint Ambrosia's his body is being held is a little bit creepy.
  • its wonderful. I am not a catholic. but I am enjoying to see ancient things. this is marvolus.
  • Another church amongst the hundreds of churches you'll find in a large city like Milan. All of the churches have something which makes them special (let's put the Duomo aside for one moment, as it's already given a lot of attention); this one has a lovely tone of brickwork and a style which will be remembered. It isn't imposing and the interior is a little dark, but it's quiet and down-to-earth, and isn't fill to the brim with tourists.
  • Wonderful early Christian Basilica with small museum of medieval fine arts. Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo without flash light.
  • Runs a close second to the Duomo. Elegant arches and a profusion of lively, slightly mad carvings.

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