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The Church of Sant'ambrogio: photos, description Church of St. 'ambrosio)

Another landmark of Milan, the Church of Sant'ambrogio. It was built in the IV century by the first Bishop of Milan Ambrose (Ambrosius), reformer of the Church service, later canonized. The Church was founded in the year 379, and erected over the relics of the Holy martyrs Gervasius and Protasius, and in the year 397 was buried in it himself, Ambrose; since he is the patron Saint of the city. The temple has undergone radical restructuring in the IX - XII centuries.

A medieval gate leads to the bronze doors into the Church, and on either side rise two bell towers. The interior of the temple has lovely arch, a marble pulpit and a unique altar of the IX century, decorated with gold, silver and precious stones. In the South chapel, with ancient mosaics. Headstone St. Ambrose, is in the crypt of the Church.