Tempio della Vittoria

Corso Magenta & Sant'Ambrogio

Situated over an ancient cemetery where Christian martyrs were laid to rest, this awesome, fascist-style mausoleum honours Milan’s World War I victims, its entrance guarded by Adolfo Wildt’s monumental statue of Sant’Ambrogio. Designed by architect Giovanni Muzio, who himself served in the Great War, the interior of the octagonal, marble-clad tower hides an ambulatory that spirals below ground to an amphitheatre inscribed with over 10,000 names.

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Nearby Corso Magenta & Sant'Ambrogio attractions

1. Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

0.08 MILES

St Ambrose, Milan’s patron saint and one-time superstar bishop, is buried in the crypt of this red-brick cathedral, which he founded in AD 379. It’s a…

2. Civico Museo Archeologico

0.21 MILES

The 8th-century Monastero Maggiore, once the most important Benedictine convent in the city, is now home to Milan's archaeological museum. Access is via a…

3. Chiesa di San Maurizio

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This 16th-century royal chapel and one-time Benedictine convent is Milan's hidden crown jewel. Its somewhat sombre facade belies a gorgeous interior,…

5. La Vigna di Leonardo

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Behind the 15th-century Casa degli Atellani, home of Renaissance courtiers dell’Atella, lies one of the most interesting gardens in Milan. Set within them…

6. Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie

0.29 MILES

Begun by Guiniforte Solari in 1463, with later additions by Bramante, this handsome Lombard church encapsulates the magnificence of the Milanese court of…

7. The Last Supper

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Milan's most famous mural, Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, is hidden away on a wall of the refectory adjoining the Basilica di Santa Maria delle…

8. Piazza degli Affari

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Home to the Italian stock exchange (Palazzo della Borsa), this square is a famous hub of financial activity. But that’s not all it’s known for. In the…