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“Unexpected Beauty” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio
Piazza Sant'Ambrogio 15, 20123 Milan, Italy (Centro Storico)
+39 02 8645 0895
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Ranked #11 of 372 Attractions in Milan
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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“Unexpected Beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

The interior of this church is so light and bright, much nicer and more atmospheric than the Duomo. Just to sit and look at the stilicone sarcophagus under the pulpit,the beautiful gold altarpiece and the painted ceiling and mosaics is breathtaking, you certainly feel that you are in a church. In the crypt are the relics of St Ambrose and two martyrs, Gervasius and Protasius, and for 1 euro you can see the treasures of St Ambrose.

Visited May 2013
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“Worth putting on the itinerary”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

None of the churches, monasteries, basilicas should be missed and this one is no exception. We were glad of the useful information leaflets

Visited June 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Amazing wonderful historical.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

St. Ambrose's name is on a beautiful, interesting basilica. Highly recommended. Great part of City. Spend some time in the basilica and in the neighborhood.

Visited June 2013
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Leeds, Yorkshire, UK
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“Worth seeing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Very interesting, worth spending some time looking around at the various features, see the crypt but watch out you don't trip over some of the locals kissing the floor in front of the saints in there!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Lovely...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This is a must see basilica built in the 4th century by St. Ambrose. Loved the old frescoes and the treasury. The history of Christianity in Milan is enshrined in this basilica! Do not miss the bodies of St. Ambrose and his brother in the crypt. Some lovely chapels too!

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