The basilica of San Ambrogio is second only to the Duomo as place of worship in the city, a greato devotion from the people has always marked the history of this church, still so important today.
It might be surprising, but when it was first built the church was located in the outskirts of the city, while today is in the heart of its center.
Today the church is a testimony of Romanesque architecture in the heart of the city, with its majestic colonnade enriched by evocative capitals, showing biblical events, its facade and its soaring bell towers.
The inside is solemn and mysterious thanks to the majestic bays, the Sarcofago di Stilicone (Stilicone’s Sarcophagus), the Sacello di San Vittore in Ciel d’Oro and the mysterious crypt, that holds the remains of Sant’Ambrogio and the martyrs Gervaso and Protaso.
The tour can be completed with a guided visit to the Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.