The Romanesque Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio is dedicated to Milan's patron saint, Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, who founded the church in the 4th century. Dressed in his bishop's finery, the saint's skeleton is displayed in the basilica's crypt.
The church embraces a mix of styles, having been rebuilt in the 11th century and much restored since then. The building has a squat, medieval Lombard facade thanks to its elongated atrium dating back to the year 1098.
Byzantine reliefs crown the 6th century capitals, and a graceful loggia lined with arches leads to the basilica's entrance. Two towers of different heights flank the atrium.
The highlight of the restrained interior in white and terracotta is the apse mosaic of Christ. You’ll also see carved pulpits and tombs, including the final resting place of Emperor Louis II.
The Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio was heavily bombed during the Second World War and has been extensively restored.
Unbelievable way to see a city! Scary at first however by the end could keep going and going and going. Loved it!
Really great way to see the City. Once you build your confidence on the Segway, the enjoyment becomes greater! Very pleasant and helpful guide. Would recommend this tour to anyone!
I truly enjoyed our tour of Milan. Although challenging, it was great to tour the city on the Segway. Our tour guide was awesome reminding me how to go up the curbs safely as he knew I was hesitant to do so. I highly recommend this to anyone visiting Milan.
The Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio is a short stroll west from the Duomo, and is served by the Sant'Ambrogio metro.