Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio
Chiesa di San Maurizio
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Civico Museo Archeologico
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Piazza Sant'Ambrogio 15 · interesting places nearby
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio information
St Ambrose, Milan’s patron saint and one-time superstar bishop, is buried in the crypt of the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, which he founded in AD 379. It’s a fitting legacy, built and rebuilt with a purposeful simplicity that is truly uplifting: the seminal Lombard Romanesque basilica. Shimmering altar mosaics and a biographical 835 AD gilt altarpiece light up the shadowy vaulted interior.
The second chapel on the right contains frescoes by Tiepolo. While along the south aisle, there’s some precious 5th-century sparkle: mosaics adorn the Sacello San Vittore in Ciel d’Oro , its ‘golden sky’ dome supported by winged monkeys and griffins.