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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  • If you want to see how Milan was built in its early Merovingian history, this place is obligator; the church is still in shape as it was built and you feel on time travel  more »
  • This church looks different from the other churches on the outside in two ways. First, it is fronted by an arcaded atrium which is almost as big as the church itself. Second, the two bell towers on ei...  more »
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  • A must see in Milan. The architecture is gorgeous and the frescoes are well preserved. It's also blissfully free of tourists which is a definite change from the area around the Duomo which is absolutely teeming with people
  • I don’t usually feel anything special about churches but this has this magical element. Built in 4th century, enlarged throughout the years has its very unique character.
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