The Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio is one of the most ancient churches in the Italian city of Milan. The original church is believed to have been built in the years 379-386 at the order of St Ambrose who was the city’s bishop at the time and is buried in the church's crypt; it was built in an area where a number of martyrs of Roman persecutions had been buried. The red brick church was rebuilt to its current style in the 11th century but was heavily damaged in the Second World War and had to be rebuilt at the end of the war. The church has two bell towers, one dating from the 10th century which is known as the ‘monk tower’ and the other from the 13th century, both can be seen from afar.
To get to the Basilica, take the metro line 2 to the ‘S.Ambrogio’ location or alternatively take either the 50, 58 or 94 buses to the location.
Opening Times and Admission
The church is open to visitors from 10am-12pm and 2.30pm-6pm Monday to Saturday and on Sundays from 3pm-5pm.