• Religious Tourism
    • Art & Culture

Sant'Ambrogio Basilica

One of the symbols of the city of Milan, is dedicated to its patron saint, whose feast is celebrated every year on December 7th

Where
Milan
Contacts
+ 39 02 86450895
Official site

The Sant' Ambrogio Basilica is the second most important structure among the churches of Milan. It is one of the oldest monuments in the city that represents a fundamental moment of its history. 

Religious and cultural tourism in Milan come together with a cherished monument. It was erected between 379 and 386 AD by orders of Saint Ambrose on top of an area where early christians were buried during the times of Roman persecution. Afterwards it was largely modified in the XIth century.

It counts with three interior aisles, featuring cross vaults distinguish the ceiling. Its center is in a stylish tabernacle adornated with plaster furnishings guarding the precious Golden Altar, a Carolingian masterpiece created by master goldsmith Vuolvinius in the year 835.

Notice the bronze serpent on top of the column of Erba at the central nave. It is said that Moses forged it in order to defend his people, while the Milanese consider it a magical item with healing properties capable of curing intestinal ailings.

Although Allied bombings damaged it heavily, it was restored to its former glory in the 1950s.

The square that shares its name hosts a historic flea market better known as Fiera degli Oh Bej! which draws tourism and local enthuisasts. The churches of Lombardy will surprise you.

Take me here: Sant'Ambrogio Basilica

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