Piazza Sant'Ambrogio | Sant'Ambrogio district Sant'Ambrogio
Dedicated to Ambrose, Milan's patron saint, this basilica is a typical example of Romanesque architecture of the first centuries after 1000 AD.
Cross the wide porticoed atrium in front of the church, then - once inside - note the proportions of the building plan: each of the squares that make up the nave is exactly equal to four of the squares of the aisles.
Don't forget to admire the 12th-century pulpit and the gilded main altar, under a 9th-century cyborium. An exit on the left leads to the Museo della Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.
This district also boasts the Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia, the best and largest in the country for science and technology, which has a very good website.
The Museo Scienza is hosted in a Renaissance monastery, whose nearby church, the richly stuccoed and frescoed San Vittore, shouldn't be missed either.
MILAN CITY TOURS
Double-deckers? The San Siro stadium?
The Last Supper?
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