Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio

The treasure of Milano

Enter the history of Milan and the history of the Church. Walk through sixteen centuries of art and faith. Observe the austere beauty that permeates every brick, stucco or decoration...

The Basilica, commissioned by Ambrose after the discovery of the remains of the Holy Martyrs Protase and Gervasius in 379 AD, is the heart of Milan's religious life and one of the symbols of the city. Here, within the walls that have housed the remains of the holy bishop for nearly two thousand years, art and history come together in a sublime combination that accompanies every believer and visitor.


Visiting the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio

The guided tour designed by Ad Artem, starting from the large quadriporticus, follows the route taken by the first pilgrims who went to visit the Saint's remains. Milestones are the large "cast" ambo above the splendid Roman sarcophagus known as "Stilicho," the presbytery with the large mosaic apsidal basin and the incredible and sparkling "golden altar."


We then descend into the crypt, in the presence of the Saint's remains, and then ascend to one of Ambrose's dearest but still little-known places: the Sacellum of San Vittore in Ciel d'oro. There it is possible to admire the mosaic that depicts with accentuated realism the true likeness of Ambrose, together with the other Milanese martyr saints.


What can you do with Ad Artem?

Thanks to its role as official concessionaire in the education of the Basilica of St. Ambrose, Ad Artem is your partner of choice for planning a visit to the Basilica. Guided tours can be modulated according to the target audience: Ad Artem proposals are aimed at individual visitors, schools of all levels, tour operators, adult groups, and companies. With Ad Artem you have the possibility to combine the guided tour in the Basilica with a city tour or a visit to another symbol of Milan: the Castello Sforzesco.

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