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Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

Closed Now: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Piazza Sant'Ambrogio 15, 20123 Milan, Italy
+39 02 8645 0895
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Reviewed 1 week ago

i was there in march of this year and went to naviglii again so i passed by and visited again the basilica di sant ambrogio..just next to naviglii and it is interesting to go and visit as well./

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I rode the Metro here and it is pretty much across the street from the stop. It is a different neighborhood and a very old church so it is varied from the Cathedral and other sites. The mosiacs are beautiful.

Thank Cow3girl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Okay, I do realise that this basilica was rebuilt in the 12th century or so. But for those of us who are fascinated by the blend from antiquity to the early Christian age, it is just tremendous to experience a plain, early medieval-style of decoration...More

Thank SyrinxSounds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are so many great churches with great art throughout Italy, but I liked this because the building itself was a bit different and (to me at least) gave you a sense of the way religious buildings played a role in the world in the...More

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful church has a long history. Consecrated in the late 300s and added to in the 12c it is not covered with gold but rather has a peaceful and serene feeling and entry to the basilica is free. It is closed during lunchtime so...More

2  Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not the Sforza Castle or the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana as some of the reviews here seem to suggest. It is one of a number of churches in Milan founded in the last days of the Roman Empire in the West and kept in some...More

Thank 674IanM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was very exciting and amazing. I love it!! This castle is very wonderful! I have never seen that kind of castle. Really really enjoyed to be there and have so much experience.

Thank Martynas K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite literally stumbled into this site while walking to the Last Supper. Lovely basilica, and fascinating etchings in the walls. Wish I had more time to really explore but it's worth a walk through, if not more. Try to ignore the cacophonous construction all around...More

Thank Eileen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would you ever travel to Rome and not visiting the Colosseum? Would you ever miss the Statue of Liberty in NY, the Tour Effeil in Paris, Saint Petersbourg's Church of the Spilt Blood or Beijing's Forbideen City? So far teh answer about visiting Milan's Sant'Ambrogio....More

Thank XMeridio70
Reviewed August 14, 2018

If you're passing go in, but there is little to really see. Interesting remains of a plaque mentioning Milan's famous Roman author, Pliny, but no explanation about him or why it's there - disappointing

Thank MagIul
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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
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July 6, 2017|
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Response from Tina S | Reviewed this property |
There are stairs down to the crypt in the main sanctuary just behind the altar and you can also walk around the back of the altar to view the remains of St Ambrose.
May 13, 2017|
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Response from Spencer S | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We didnt pay anything for the entrance to the building but we didnt spend very long there as they closed for 'lunch' so what i would say is check the opening times. Its worth visiting though and hopefully you wont be... More