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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  • Ancient basilica in Romanesque style, is just a short walk from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart and about 10 minutes walk from Piazzale Cadorna. They hit the porch with entrance courtyard, the pulpit and the crypt, really very beautiful. Outside the Church, on the left, the so-called "Devil's column": it has two holes that, according to legend, are the marks left by the horns.
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  • On the virtues of the Basilica is written very much. I had no luck. Inside get failed. There is her work schedule for tourists a break during the day. In general I make. But neither droplets do not regret. The visit was not a priority for the visit. However, the day was wonderful. The bus stop "city tour" next. Time for walking was enough. That does not show something and not wander around? Impression: there are temples and Italy is and older. Although the structure of 9 century certainly inspires respect. But without any special reverence and awe. Again, in Italy there are clearly more significant. Yes and in Milan there are to see and where to go for great experiences. In General, if you have the time and love to the Catholic relics then it is yours. If you're not fixated on religious attributes that can safely ignore this object. From the pros (for me) the da Vinci Museum and next to the bus stop "city tour". Well, not so busy area especially compared to the Duomo. But in the daytime, there were a lot of young people. Affected by the presence of the institution almost podpiravshego Basilica. On streets located on the approach to the temple there are cafes, shops and boutiques. In General for hiking do not rush walking sgoditsja. But no more.
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  • Perhaps we forget how many people visited it over time. As I crossed its aisles, I came back to mind the verses "your Excellency, which is scherzucci for those few dozen glower, and mi gabelle for anti-German because I put birbe the sedan" that start Giuseppe Giusti's poem dedicated to Sant'ambrogio and full of historical aspects dear to our Risorgimento but ends with words of peace and fraternity as it should be for all people, even when life or contingencies li contrast to each other
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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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