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Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, Milan

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#7 of 103 in Historic Sites in Milan
Church Tourist Spot
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. Arrange to visit Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio and other attractions in Milan using our Milan vacation builder.
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  • Beautiful church in the heart of Milan. Impossible not to visit it. It is part of the history of this beautiful city
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  • Heart of Christian basilica in Milan. Here please, they celebrate and you can visit a monument-laden art.
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  • It is nice, different by the inner courtyard and in addition to free admission, is certainly something that should be visited. The interior is sober, but the dome of the main altar is well worth the entry.
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  • 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.
  • Very beautiful romantic church with elements going back to the Carolinger time. The ambiance is very serene. Have a look at the little chapel left of the church.
  • Large basilica with a lot of interesting little details in it's different architectural styles. Good English information panels which go over it's history.
  • Very beautiful place to visit, specially inside. Interesting temple with lots of small details. And it's free.
  • Very beautiful place and it's free to go take a look! Really worth a visit!

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For a quintessential Milanese experience, stay in the bustling heart of the old town. This area offers easy foot access to most of Milan's main sites, as well as some of the city's finest restaurants, shops, and theaters. The central area is also quite crowded, and comfortable rooms in good hotels can be very expensive. Visitors traveling on a budget can choose from a range of top-notch B&Bs and family-operated hostels, which offer private parking and access to private outdoor space, minutes from Milan's main attractions.
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