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  • Address: Piazza Sant'Ambrogio 15, Milan 20123, Italy
  • Hours: Open daily 9am - 12:30pm, 3:30 - 5pm
  • Admission: Free. Museum admission: € 2

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Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio

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.

Practical Info

The Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio is a short stroll west from the Duomo, and is served by the Sant'Ambrogio metro.

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Milan City Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Milan, null
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Milan City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Discover the best that Milan has to offer with a 1 day or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour. See all the main sights from aboard an open-top double-decker bus. ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: Ticket valid for 1 calendar day or 48 hours from the time of first use, depending on option selected

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2-Hour Milan By Night Walking Tour, Milan, Segway Tours
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2-Hour Milan By Night Walking Tour

Explore Milan’s city center by night, on a 2-hour walking tour!

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Private Photo Shoot in Milan, Milan, Walking Tours
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