Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio is a famous romanesque style church found in the Milan city of Italy. The shrine dates back to the prestigious 4th century. It was rebuilt in such picturesque romanesque style only during the 11th century and the building still exists compared to other ancient buildings.
Appearance of the Basilica
The exterior appearance of the basilica is extremely awesome. The huge atrium of the Basilica is really such a large space which is too impressive from the entrance of a small door on the west side. The fantastic marble floor, semicircular arch and the four-columned Baldacchino over the high altar defines the church much more with its elegant beauty.
Reconstruction of ambrose shrine
One of the most interesting sights in the Basilica of St. Ambrose is St. Ambrose statue himself! He is on the display of the crypt, combined by St. Gervasius and Protasius. His skeleton is glanced with a protective coating and dressed in full bishop’s finery that is complete with white mitre and dainty slippers.
Ambrose church and its significance
The crypt was built during the late 10th century as part of main modifications in the east end of the Basilica. The great silver urges the enclosing of the relics that dates from 1897. The martyrium is covered in mosaics of glittering gold from the 5th century, including a photograph of St. Ambrose. This portrait is significant because it was made not long after the saint’s death in 397, so it may reflect his actual appearance!
Quite place with a lot to say… Do not look too many reviews, no review will give you a full description of the place. Just take your time, visit and feel yourself.
Beauty of the Basilica
Quite place with a lot to say… Do not look too many reviews, no review will give you a full description of the place. Just take your time, visit and feel yourself. Ambrose is yet another beautiful church in Milan. It is not just a beautiful church, though, it is one that is filled with history. It is actually one of the oldest churches in Milan which were built by St. Ambrose in 379- 386. There was a lot of religious conflict surrounding the area at this time. The building suffered from bombing during the war. If you would like to see the oldest part of the church that dates back to the early Christian times in Milan you can pay a couple of Euros to see the old part with some treasury items and religious relics. Very interesting and I thought it was worth a few Euros, but then I love history. A must see stop while in Milano, very old and beautiful Basilica. Had some construction going on when I visited so could not see everything.