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.