Civico Museo Archeologico
Chiesa di San Maurizio
The 16th-century royal chapel and convent of San Maurizio is Milan's hidden crown jewel, every inch of it covered in Bernardino Luini's...
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Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio
St Ambrose, Milan’s patron saint and one-time superstar bishop, is buried in the crypt of the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, which he...
An 18th century palazzo, with a charming courtyard and clocktower. Actors and artists mill around tables, anticipating or reviewing the...
This wood-panelled pasticceria has been baking since 1824. The window displays have the wonky logic of a Hitchcock dream sequence but...
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Civico Museo Archeologico information
Adjoining the church of San Maurizio is the 9th century Monastero Maggiore, once the most important Benedictine convent in the city and now the backdrop for the archeological museum. Accessed via a cloister where fragments of the city's Roman walls can be seen, and through the 3rd-century frescoed Ansperto Tower , it provides great insight into old Mediolanum with well-curated collections of Etruscan, Greek, Roman, Gothic and Lombard artefacts.