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Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio

Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio - Guided tour

Discover the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio with Ad Artem guided tours. An unprecedented itinerary in one of the symbols of the city.

Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio

90 min.

Guided tour for Primary school, First grade secondary school, Second grade secondary school

Discover the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio in Milan

The Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio, the pulsating heart of religious life in Milan and one of the city's most precious symbols, awaits you to unveil its rich history and extraordinary artistic heritage. Conceived by the revered Bishop Ambrose after the discovery of the relics of the Martyrs Protasius and Gervasius in the distant year 379 AD, this magnificent basilica is a place of profound spirituality and a tangible testament to the devotion of the Milanese community throughout the centuries.


Once you cross the threshold of the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio, you are enveloped in an atmosphere of serenity and beauty. The walls that guard the remains of the holy bishop stand as silent witnesses of a millennial history, while the sacred art inside bestows unforgettable emotions. The architectural masterpieces and the artworks adorning the basilica astonishes you with their grandeur and refinement.


What can you do?

During the guided tour of the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio, our expert guides lead you to discover every significant detail, revealing the secrets of the architecture that characterizes this sacred place. Admire the mosaics and sculptural works that narrate stories of faith and devotion, immersing yourself in a sublime union of art and spirituality.


Every believer and visitor who crosses the doors of the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio is embraced by the sacredness and depth that permeate this place. Book your guided tour with Ad Artem today and let yourself be transported on an exciting journey through centuries of history, art, and devotion that define the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio in Milan.

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Enter the history of Milan and the Church. Walk through 16th centuries of art and faith. Observe the austere beauty that permeates every brick, stucco or decoration.

The guided tour, starting from the large quadriporticus, follows the route taken by the first pilgrims who went to visit the remains of the saint. Milestones are the large “fused” above the splendid Roman sarcophagus known as "Stilicone", the presbytery with the large mosaic apse basin, but above all the incredible and sparkling "golden altar".

Then, we go down to the crypt, in the presence of the remains of the Saint, and then go back up to the vault of one of the most important places in the world. dear to Ambrogio but still little known: the Sacellum of San Vittore in Ciel d’oro. There & egrave; It is possible to admire the mosaic which portrays the true likeness of Ambrose with accentuated realism, together with the other martyr saints of Milan.



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