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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. With our online itinerary creator, Milan attractions like Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • It was okay but getting there and back was a hassle. Taxis and Uber have trouble finding it. I would spend my time at other places. 
    It was okay but getting there and back was a hassle. Taxis and Uber have trouble finding it. I would spend my time at other places.  more »
  • Best example of romanic church in Milan, is really well kept and free to entry. It's also easy to reach with metro and inside there are a lot of artworks that have to be seen 
    Best example of romanic church in Milan, is really well kept and free to entry. It's also easy to reach with metro and inside there are a lot of artworks that have to be seen  more »
  • Brilliant church architecture, definitely worth a visit and not far from one of the other famous churches. Was pleasant surprised at how beautiful it was and great rainy day activity. 
    Brilliant church architecture, definitely worth a visit and not far from one of the other famous churches. Was pleasant surprised at how beautiful it was and great rainy day activity.  more »
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  • Nice place to see great architecture and a Great source of local history. Make sure to set an appointment online if you wish the guided tours in a different languages than Italian. Having a walk in the arounds is also a great idea because the beautiful streets are very vintage.
  • Fantastic big ancient church with beautiful adjacent territory, perfectly maintained. Incredibly rich in history, architecture, decoration. A must-see!
  • Great location situated near other must see things in Milan. You should definitely visit - if you have more than 1 day in Milan.
  • To be honest - nothing too special. Cool to see some dead people nicely dressed, but it's just a church after all. Also currently there's some construction or something, also those beggars really ruin your experience.
  • Beautiful place to visit while walking in Milan. Sit, cool down and reflect on life. After this reflection nip to the bar for a well deserved beer.

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