Sant Ambrogio Basilica

Sant’Ambrogio Church, a revered landmark that embodies the rich religious and cultural heritage of the city.

History and Architecture:

  • Sant’Ambrogio Church, dedicated to Saint Ambrose, the patron saint of Milano, dates back to the 4th century AD, making it one of the oldest churches in the city.
  • The current structure, however, mostly reflects the Romanesque style and was rebuilt in the 11th century after a fire.
  • The exterior features a distinctive Lombard Romanesque facade with a series of arches, columns, and intricate sculptures, while the interior boasts a basilica floor plan with three aisles and a raised presbytery.

Artworks and Relics:

  • The church houses a wealth of artistic treasures and religious relics, including the relics of Saint Ambrose himself, which are preserved in a silver shrine behind the main altar.
  • Visitors can also admire exquisite frescoes, intricate mosaics, and ornate marble carvings that adorn the interior of the church, providing glimpses into centuries of devotion and craftsmanship.

Getting There:

  • By Public Transport: Sant’Ambrogio Church is conveniently located near public transportation options. Visitors can take the M2 metro line to the Sant’Ambrogio station, followed by a short walk to the church.
  • Using MilanoCard: MilanoCard holders can enjoy free access to public transport within the city, making it easy to reach Sant’Ambrogio Church using the metro or other means of public transportation. Additionally, MilanoCard offers discounts on admission to cultural attractions, making it a cost-effective option for exploring Milano’s religious sites.

Visiting Sant’Ambrogio Church offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the spiritual and artistic heritage of Milano. Whether you’re marveling at the Romanesque architecture, admiring the precious relics, or simply seeking a moment of quiet contemplation, Sant’Ambrogio Basilica invites visitors to experience the timeless beauty and reverence of this historic sanctuary.

Chiesa di Sant Eustorgio Milano
Museo Diocesano Milan