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In order to fight any further diffusion of COVID-19, public and private meetings are strongly discouraged in all the country.
People must stay at home. A distance of a meter or so is kept in case of any personal encounters. Webcams have temporarily become the default communication tool.
Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, exhibitions, theaters, concert halls and cinemas are closed till Monday, April 13 at least; so are schools and universities. Supermarkets, pharmacies, tobacconists and computer shops are allowed to make exceptions to the rule. Sport events have been suspended at all. More official news here.

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.
.:. In case you're not in Milan right now, please note that the Basilica's website provides a series of 360º virtual visits of the church.
.:. 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.
.:. The Basilica's website provides a 360º virtual visit of the museum, too.

.:. 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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