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Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

Piazza Sant'Ambrogio, 15, 20123 Milano MI, Italy

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About Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

The Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio is a church in the centre of Milan, northern Italy. One of the most ancient churches in Milan, it was built by St. Ambrose in 379–386, in an area where numerous martyrs of the Roman persecutions had been buried. The first name of the church was in fact Basilica Martyrum. The monastery and church became a large landholder in northern Italy and into what is now the Swiss Canton of Ticino.



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The National Museum of Science and Technology "Leonardo da Vinci" is based in Milan; opened in 1953, with its total of 50,000 m² is the largest museum.  It has the largest collection in the world of machine models made from drawings by Leonardo da Vinci.  Its collections count 16,000 historical assets and include representative evidence of the history of Italian science, technology, and industry from the 19th century to the present day. In its 14 interactive workshops, activities are carried out

Church of St. Maurice in Major Monastery0.44km from Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore is an old church that dates back to 1503. The church is often called "Sistine Chapel of Milan" due to its stunningly beautiful interior paintings. Literally, everywhere you look is covered with artwork. Built in the 16C, the exterior of this Benedictine monastic church is very plain. The main attraction of the monastery are frescoes, including a beautiful cycle of the 15th Century as well as wall paintings by Bernardino Luini.

Santa Maria delle Grazie0.54km from Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, situated in the heart of Milan, is an outstanding work of architecture, and an emblem within the Catholic tradition. The Church is one of Renaissance art's most important testimonies and a shining symbol of creative human genius. Duke of Milan Francesco I Sforza ordered the construction of a Dominican convent and church at the site of a prior chapel dedicated to the Marian devotion of St Mary of the Graces.

Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore0.68km from Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

The Basilica of San Lorenzo was established during the fourth century and is the oldest church in Milan which was dedicated to San Lorenzo and is built with enormous blocks that were taken from other Roman sites.  One of the church's highlights is the Chapel of Saint Aquilino with its fourth-century Byzantine mosaics, adjoining the main church. In the center of the courtyard, Emporer Constantine stands in bronze, a tribute to his Edict of Milan in 313, which ended Christian persecution within th

Ambrosian Library0.8km from Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

The Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana is an ecclesiastical institution comprising a public library, a picture gallery, and an academy of studies, founded in 1607 by Cardinal Federico Borromeo, located in the municipality of Milan inside the Palazzo dell'Ambrosiana. Some major acquisitions of complete libraries were the manuscripts of the Benedictine monastery of Bobbio (1606) and the library of the Paduan Vincenzo Pinelli, whose more than 800 manuscripts filled 70 cases when they were sent to Mila

Museum of Ancient Art0.93km from Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

The Museum of Ancient Art of Milan, located inside the Castello Sforzesco, is home to one of the most important collections of late antique, medieval and Renaissance sculptures and art objects in northern Italy. In fact, rich in over 2000 pieces exhibited in rooms adorned with frescoes from the Sforza and Spanish periods, including the Ducal Chapel, the museum houses works and masterpieces linked in particular to the history of the city and Lombardy, as well as works of art acquired over time fr

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About 10 million people, forming one-sixth of Italy's population, live in Lombardy and about a fifth of Italy's GDP is produced in the region, making it the most populous and richest region in the country and one of the richest regions in Europe.