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Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio

Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio, Milan, Italy
The Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio in Milan

One of Milan’s most prominent and historic churches, the Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio is indeed a spectacular visual treat. The church is well-known for its fabulous architecture values and historical and religious importance. Originally constructed in the 4th century, the basilica underwent a significant round of renovation in the 11th century.

The exterior of this church is mind blowing and comprises of two unequal bell towers made from red brick. The exterior of this temple also features an unusually large atrium, which extends to the west further. In fact, the atrium is so enormous that its size is almost as big as the Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio itself. Viewing it is truly an experience of a lifetime. The atrium also comprises a few magnificent architectural traces from the past.

A portrait representing Saint Ambrose hangs inside. The church features among the top tourist attractions in the city of Milan and visiting it is an unforgettable experience. Its interior also features a stunning sarcophagus called the Stilicho’s Sepulchre, which dates back to as early as the 4th century and has been decorated with high reliefs.

While the church was badly damaged during the Second World War, its gorgeous interior, as well as, the exterior has been beautifully preserved.

How to get there

In order to visit this wonderful site of great architectural importance, you can either take a local cab, ride a bus or even avail the metro rail. After all, the basilica is well linked to the country’s key transport systems. As such, reaching here is a breeze.  You have to get off at Sant’Ambrogio subway station line M2.

Alternatively, you can avail the following buses to reach here: 94, 58, and 50

Ticket prices

Entry to the basilica is free. However, the entry fee for the museum is 2 Euro.

Opening hours

Mon – Sat: 10am- 12pm and 2:30pm – 6pm

Sun: 3pm – 5pm

Official website

Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio

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