The Basilica of St. Ambrose is a church in the centre of Milan which was built in 387 AD and its therefore one of the most ancient churches of the city.
The church was originally constructed by Bishop Ambrose between 379 and 386 in a Medieval style. It was later updated in the 11th century in a Romanesque style.
The church is mostly built in brickwork of different origins and colors, with parts of stone and white plastering.
The the church has an atrium, tombs, and a few towers. The Sarcophagus of Stililchone (patrician and consul of the Western Roman Empire and magister militum of the Roman army) is a highlight here; it is a tomb that has survived all the changes from the original basilica. The tomb has some small sculptures on it that depict scenes of Christ's life. The church has an altar, many mosaics, and chapels, too.
Basilica of St. Ambrose
Piazza Sant'Ambrogio, 15, 20123 Milan
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