Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio
4.5
History MuseumsChurches & Cathedrals
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Neighborhood: Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
How to get there
  • Sant'Ambrogio • 3 min walk
  • Sant'Agostino • 8 min walk
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  • Steviefull
    Kidderminster, United Kingdom1,943 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive courtyard and inner buildings
    We came here as part of our walking tour, passing through the impressive columned courtyard into the eye catching decor inside, with paintings and furniture in excellent condition. The most intriguing part of the Basilica in my view is the crypt where there are the dressed remains of Saints Ambrose, Gervasus and Protasus which are visible to the public. A few reasons to visit here so well worth spending an hour here if you have the time.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 18, 2023
  • kleic
    San Antonio, Texas1,075 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't Miss This Place!
    A friend and I stumbled on this place en route to our visit to the Last Supper and I so wish we'd had more time to fully explore it. What an amazing place! Consecrated in the 4th century, the current church goes back 1,000 years; both the interior and the exterior of the church are magnificent. The mosaics are astonishing and worth a trip just themselves. I could do without the entombed skeletons of martyrs visible in the crypt but everything else about this church is a real marvel and there's really good English signage. Next time I'm in Milan this will be at the top of my list.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 1, 2023
  • Siúlóir
    Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom106 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning yet unassuming with some hidden treasures.
    Stunning yet unassuming building with some hidden gems. It looks like an old church - but you don't realise how old until you explore the details. The gold-leaf covered ceiling dates to the 5th century. There are several well-preserved relics on display.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 23, 2023
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francien2015
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1,053 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
The Ambrosius basilica is supposedly the burial ground of the first christian bishop of Mediolanum in the Roman era. It was on the edge of the Roman city so it is likely to have been founded on Roman burial grounds. The church is a great example of early mediaval structures. With tombstone used as bricks for the wall and great mediaval art in site it is a beauty to visit
Written September 8, 2020
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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain660 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This impressive basilica houses ancient artefacts and dates back to the late years of the Roman Empire. There is a splendid mosaic in the apse, and many ancient pieces such as the altar, certain tombs etc. Unfortunately the Treasury was closed at the time we visited and the visit would have been better had we been able to view this
Written October 10, 2022
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Peter C
Island of Malta, Malta2,778 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The Basilica is one of the most ancient churches in Milan. The Romanesque architecture is characterised by the apex facade with two loggias and an entrance portico with arches supported by semi-columns and pilasters. Inside one will find many chapels, decorative mosaics and frescoes together with a beautiful altar and relics of saints. Worth a visit.
Written October 11, 2022
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Steviefull
Kidderminster, UK1,943 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We came here as part of our walking tour, passing through the impressive columned courtyard into the eye catching decor inside, with paintings and furniture in excellent condition.

The most intriguing part of the Basilica in my view is the crypt where there are the dressed remains of Saints Ambrose, Gervasus and Protasus which are visible to the public.

A few reasons to visit here so well worth spending an hour here if you have the time.
Written September 18, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

JRMADA
United States3,331 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This is a very beautiful basilica to visit, and entry is free of charge. The tomb of Saint Ambrose is right below the altar and we got to see the glass coffin with the remains. The Sacred Heart Chapel in here is one of the most beautiful chapels we’ve seen in Italy yet. The church’s website mentions construction beginning in 379… it looks very good for being so old. Visiting hours are from 10AM-12PM and 2:30-6:00PM M-F. Go have a look when in Milan.
Written November 1, 2022
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kleic
San Antonio, TX1,075 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
A friend and I stumbled on this place en route to our visit to the Last Supper and I so wish we'd had more time to fully explore it. What an amazing place! Consecrated in the 4th century, the current church goes back 1,000 years; both the interior and the exterior of the church are magnificent. The mosaics are astonishing and worth a trip just themselves. I could do without the entombed skeletons of martyrs visible in the crypt but everything else about this church is a real marvel and there's really good English signage. Next time I'm in Milan this will be at the top of my list.
Written October 1, 2023
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paolovbossi
The Hague, The Netherlands846 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The Basilica is probaby not so famous for the tourists as the Duomo and this is a tremendous mistake. Sant'Ambrogio is the masterpiece of the romanic architechture and it's amazing. The outside and the inside are simply perfect to understand the "rules" of this style.
It is rather small.
It's not possible to leave Milan without visiting it.
Written January 5, 2020
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1957
Ottawa, Canada829 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Our sightseeing tour stopped close to the Basilica so went to visit. Unfortunately we couldn’t visit it all due to an event happening. It is one of the most ancient churches in Milan. It has a Romanesque appearance, which the building started in 379 and completed in the 10th century. It was nice that some of the information was in English.
Written October 13, 2022
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Siúlóir
Bishops Stortford, UK106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Stunning yet unassuming building with some hidden gems. It looks like an old church - but you don't realise how old until you explore the details. The gold-leaf covered ceiling dates to the 5th century. There are several well-preserved relics on display.
Written December 23, 2023
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria22,684 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Very interesting Romanesque church, started in 379 and completed in the 10th century. It is dedicated to the patron saint of Milan, St. Ambrosio. Unfortunately, there was a wedding during my visit and I couldn't take a good look at it
Written April 27, 2022
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