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Noted for its medieval architecture, the Basilica of St. Ambrose in Milan was consecrated by St Ambrose in 387 AD.
Rebuilt in the 11th century, it became the model for all Lombard Romanesque churches.
The church was built on a grand scale over an existing cemetery, next to the martyrium of St Victor.
Two local martyrs provided the necessary relics for the altar, and Ambrose was buried next to them after his death on April 4, 397.
The basilica was rebuilt in the Romanesque style in the 11th century and this is the building that survives today.
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Historical records are lacking when it comes to an exact date.
But scholars believe it was probably begun around 1080 based on the history of architecture and engineering in Lombardy.
The Basilica of St Ambrose wheelchair accessible tours, has an unusual exterior appearance.
With an exceptionally large atrium stretching to the west and two towers of different heights.
The atrium is nearly as large as the church itself and makes an impressive sight after entering the small door at the west end.
It now shelters archaeological fragments and tombs under its arcaded gallery, which is decorated with 6th-century capitals.
Milan to Basilica of St Ambrose wheelchair accessible tours with a disabled transport visitors, are inevitably drawn to the focal point of the Basilica.
The Ciborium, a decorative canopy with Byzantine Lombard stucco work, supported by four Ancient Roman columns.
The canopy highlights the Golden Altar by Volvinio, underneath, a masterpiece of Carolingian goldwork.
In addition, there are extensive frescoes in the seventh chapel at the end of the right nave, which leads into the Chapel of St Vittore in Ciel d'Oro.
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