"Sant' Ambrogio" Basilica Sant'Ambrogio Tip by MalenaN

Basilica Sant'Ambrogio, Milan: 30 reviews and 100 photos

  Sant Ambrogio
by MalenaN
  • Sant Ambrogio - Milan
      Sant Ambrogio
    by MalenaN
  • Sant' Ambrogio - Milan
  • Sant' Ambrogio - Milan
  • Sant' Ambrogio - Milan
  • Sant' Ambrogio - Milan

Basilica Sant? Ambrogio was founded by bishop Ambrogio (Ambrosius) between 379 - 386. Ambrogio is the patron saint of Milan and his remains are in the church. Through the years the church has been added to and reconstructed and has got a Romanesque architecture. In 1943 it was badly damaged by bombs.
There are two bell towers, one from the 9th century and the other from the 12th century. It is not common for churches to have two towers, but Sant Ambrogio was used both worldly canons and Benedictine monks.
Inside the church there are three naves and excellent work of art.
There is a museum in the church.

Address: Piazza Sant' Ambrogio 15
Phone: 02 - 86450895
Website: http://www.santambrogio-basilica.it

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  • Updated Mar 18, 2009
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