The Basilica of St. Ambrogio is the 'symbolic' church of the city which was originally built in 379 on the tombs of ... More
Basilica Sant' Ambrogio
The Basilica of St. Ambrogio is the 'symbolic' church of the city which was originally built in 379 on the tombs of St. Gervasio and St. Protasio. A presbytery and a monastery have also been built on this site in the course of centuries, which have seen different constructions up to the end of the twelfth century, including the construction of the Canonici bell tower (on the right) and the older one of the Monaci (on the left of the facade). The Romanesque facade is one of the greatest examples of Lombard period architecture. The interior is made up of a long body with three aisles which open on to secondary spaces and extremely interesting chapels. The chapels date back to the later time of the Sforzo dynasty (end of the 15th century and early 16th century). The presbytery and cloisters of the convent are built according to a design by Bramante. Also to be noted are the ciborium, the gold altar and paleo-christian mosaics. Check the website for mass schedules.
Designed by Father Barnabita Ambrogio Mazenta from Milan, it was finished at the beginning of the 17th Century. Small insets
in the façade contain four statues. The first was sculpted by Ecole Fiche who designed the church's interior. The ...
People come by the millions each year to receive the Pope's blessing, traditionally given on Sundays at noon. St Peter's
has undergone many transformations since the original Constantine basilica of 320 CE. The top of its majestic dome (designed ...
This church is said to be second in size only to St. Peter's in Rome and is the third largest
in the country. It was completed in 1905. It contains the mummified hand of St. Stephen himself, which is ...