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This Week!
In order to fight any further diffusion of Covid-19, people are advised to be cautious when meeting others. A distance of a meter or so should be kept.
.:. Starting from May 1st, 2022, providing evidence to be vaccinated or healed when entering some venues has no longer been compulsory, and from October 1st, 2022 face masks are requested in retirement homes and hospitals only.
.:. Official news at the YesMilano website.

slideshow .:. 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 Basilica's museum. Among its treasures is a collection of tapestries and precious fabrics, some of which are truly ancient (4th century AD). There are numerous illuminated manuscripts, although not all the basilica’s patrimony of manuscripts, kept in its nearby library, has yet been studied in depth. In the museum are paintings by Zenale, Bergognone, Luini, and evidence of phases in the basilica’s construction: fragments of previous architectures, of the ancient doors, of mosaics, and of stained glass panes.

.:. 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 della Scienza is hosted in a Renaissance monastery, whose nearby church, the richly stuccoed and frescoed San Vittore, shouldn't be missed either.

Sant'Ambrogio Magenta

Piazza SantʼAmbrogio 
Sant'Ambrogio district
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