One of the oldest churches in Milan, this basilica was rebuilt in 1080 and retains its Lombard medieval architecture, most notably the stucco work and the ancient Roman columns. The church was originally consecrated in 386, and the existing structure was built over it. The original structure has since been excavated and the original marble floors and two side aisles were found. As you approach the church you are greeted with a courtyard and cloister. St. Ambrose, the saint whom the church is named after, is actually on display in a crypt, and bishops clothing covers his skeleton, which is covered in a protective glaze. The golden altar is also worth seeing, as it was made in 835 and shows Christ in gold-leaf on the front and depicts the life of St. Ambrose on the back in silver.
Latin Mass in Latin starts at 11 am
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