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Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

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Address: Piazza Sant'Ambrogio 15, 20123 Milan, Italy
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+39 02 8645 0895
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Nice and quiet

This basilica has a long history and anyone having interest in history and facts can take a look at this place.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This basilica has a long history and anyone having interest in history and facts can take a look at this place.

Thank Vrinda k
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best places to visit in Milano. A very old place where you can see and feel the weight of times. Very good!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We invested several hours in the church. The ambo, altar, and capitals are especially worthy of attention

Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the time to read up on this significant church and then add it to your list of places to go to in Milan. It is so rich with history and beauty. It is worth a visit.

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Milano, Italia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really impressive tipical church/basilica downtown MIlan One of the ancient Roman aarchitecture basilica in MIlan

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Haskovo, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bassilica di Sant'' Ambrogio is also one of the sights that should be visited when you are in Milan.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The history contained in the basilica is overwhelming. Reading through the myriad of details in their displays was a travel through Christian history. The basilica has had a number of renovations in the last 1600 years, but portions of the church remain authentic to its original building period. Overall, this was well worth the time to visit for a history... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most of this basilica complex dates to 1080, but some as old as the 300's! It's a beautiful church complex that's worth visiting though probably not a must-do. I loved the 2 skeletons on view in the crypt and the golden altar from the year 835. FREE entry!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church dates back to 4th century, but it was extended and rebuilt later. The courtyard is lovely, but in my humble opinion the most interesting part is the main mosaic above the altar and baldacchino. Below the altar is the crypt that holds the body relics of St. Ambrose. You must visit this place as it is the oldest... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This church is one of the oldest in Milan. The history around it is what makes it more interesting. It´s a sober building, but if you like visiting churches, its is a must, since Saint Ambrosio was the most important catholic priest of the history of Milan.

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The Navigli is part of historic Milan. In the ancient days, the entire city was linked with canals, similar to Venice. Today, most of the canals are gone, but the Navigli remains a canal-based neighborhood. There are two major canals: Naviglio Pavese and Naviglio Grande. The Naviglio Grande's bridges greet visitors at dusk with an amazing view. The Navigli district specializes in clubs, cafes, and vintage shops. Lifestyle reigns supreme here. You can start the walk from the Colonne di San Lorenzo, an antique colonnade in front of the Basilica di San Lorenzo. During the daytime, this place acts as a meeting point for artists and students reading books or chatting with friends; the nights turn it into a stepping-stone for club hoppers. Science lovers will also relish the opportunity to visit the Science and Technology National Museum Leonardo Da Vinci, showcasing inventions of the Italian genius.
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