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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  • The original church was built before 1000 and it keeps a feeling of ancient times even if most of it has been rebuilt and re-rebuilt. One surprising feature is the display of three corpses of saints i...  more »
  • Don't miss this basilica ... tomb of St. Ambrose ... visit calmly and with spiritual sense ... well preserved.
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  • the basilica of the patron saint of Milan offers a superb architecture especially at the entrance, where the arcade blends with the entire hotel. the strong point is its history linked to St Ambrose, its altar Chiseled, the crypt ... to visit.
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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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