Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio, Milan

Via Edmondo de Amicis, 38, 20123 Milan, Italy

Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio - the second largest and the popularity of the temple after the Duomo of Milan. It was built in three hundred and eighty sixth year of Saint Ambrose of Milan, is the patron saint of the city, the burial place of the early Christian martyrs in Milan. Originally, the church was called the "Basilica of the Martyrs", and after the death of Ambrose was named in his honor. Basil is considered a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture and prototype of all Romanesque churches. Its present Lombardo-Romanesque form she acquired after a few rearrangements in the ninth and tenth centuries, then the two bell towers were built. The temple is famous because in it the relics of St. Ambrose, and found them martyrs Gervasius and Protasius. There is also buried several Frankish kings of Italy, including the Louis II. Another attraction is the tomb of a Roman general Stilihona, who died in the fourth century.. Also in the basilica is an architectural monument of the V century - Chapel of San Vittore, known for its golden mosaics in the dome, and the golden altar of the IX century. Near the Basilica of the remains of the ancient Roman walls and a chapel in memory of the fallen in the wars of the Milanese.

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