Ambrosiana

Roman Forum

Between 1990 and 1992, archaeological excavations conducted underneath the ancient cellars of the Ambrosiana brought to light a portion of the pavement of the ancient Roman forum, the heart of Mediolanum's political, economic and religious life.

The curia (meeting place of the local Senate), the basilica (where justice was administered), the Capitolium (the temple dedicated to the Capitoline triad of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva) and the tabernae (shops, craft workshops and taverns).
These are slabs of Verona stone of varying sizes, arranged oriented north-south or east-west, apparently with no regular pattern. In the part of the excavations that can be visited today, below the current Sala Fagnani and Sala Custodi of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, there are the remains of a canal that drained the water shed from the porticoes on the long sides of the Forum, which must have measured some 55 x 166 meters.

INFO

Visits can be arranged for groups only, upon request, during the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana opening hours (Tue-Sun, 10-00-18.00)
For info and reservations: contatti@ambrosiana.it

Roman Forum

The construction of the new religious pole of the city, the group of buildings connected with the Episcopal see in the current area of ​​Piazza Duomo, led to the gradual decline of the Forum. The privatisation of public land and the transfer to the bishop of extensive state property led to the area of ​​the Forum gradually being occupied by religious buildings.
We have reliable information from 1030 about the church of the Santissima Trinità, dedicated to the Holy Sepulchre in 1099 on the occasion of the first Crusade. The crypt of the church preserves the original pavement in slabs of Verona stone, probably scavenged from the Roman paving of the forum and reused.

INFO UTILI

Visits can be arranged for groups only, upon request, during the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana opening hours (Tue-Sun, 10-00-18.00)
For info and reservations: contatti@ambrosiana.it

WHAT’S ON

SAN SEPOLCRO CRYPT OPEN DURING WEEKENDS UNTIL APRIL 2

San Sepolcro

SAN SEPOLCRO CRYPT OPEN DURING WEEKENDS UNTIL APRIL 2

Crypt of San Sepolcro open until April 2 2023, every Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 to 17.30 | last access 17.00

14/01/2023-02/04/2023
CRÈCHES AT THE AMBROSIANA<BR>FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE MUSEO DEL PRESEPIO OF DALMINE

Pinacoteca

CRÈCHES AT THE AMBROSIANA
FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE MUSEO DEL PRESEPIO OF DALMINE

From December 1st until the end of January, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana hosts a widespread exhibition of nativity scenes, coming from the Museo del Presepio of Dalmine

01/12/2022-31/01/2023
Exhibition
PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA AND THE DUOMO TOGETHER FOR MILAN

Ambrosiana

PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA AND THE DUOMO TOGETHER FOR MILAN

The Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana and the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano present a collaboration agreement that marks the beginning of a common path aimed at creating a network, for the enhancement of the heritage of faith and art that the two institutions have guarded for centuries.

28/10/2022
NEWS
JEWELS OF GIULIO MANFREDI CELEBRATE RAPHAEL <br> SCHOOL OF LIGHT

Ambrosiana

JEWELS OF GIULIO MANFREDI CELEBRATE RAPHAEL
SCHOOL OF LIGHT

An art installation consisting of twenty-one drawings for twenty-one refined jewels, corresponding to twenty-one characters from Raphael's cartoon. Curated by Alberto Rocca and Arnaldo Colasanti.

16/09/2022-31/01/2023
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

Nautilus shell, Sconosciuto
Orrery, NA
Allegory of Fire, NA
Self Portrait, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
Basket of fruit, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Burse, Artista dell’Italia centrale
Christ on the Way to Calvary, Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 873 recto, NA
Portrait of Napoleon King of Italy, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817)
The Adoration, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Portrait of a Young Girl with a Dove, Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)
The Adoration of the Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
The Triumph of David, Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida (1494-1533)
Portrait of a Young Man, Vittore Ghislandi detto Frà Galgario (1655-1743)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 272 verso, NA
Locked out of school, Emilio Longoni (1859-1932)
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
The Dormition of the Virgin, Anonimo ferrarese (XV secolo)
Portrait of Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (later Leopold II), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)
Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 845 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1058 verso, NA
Kids and Lambs, Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
The Holy Family, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609-1661)
View of the Interior of the Duomo, NA
Display case with the hair of Lucrezia Borgia, Alfredo Ravasco
Noctes Atticae, Aulo Gellio
Winter Landscape with Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
The Kiss, NA
Sacra Conversazione, Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 5 recto, NA
The Adoration of the Magi, Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
Allegorical Female Figure, Giovanni Serodine (1600-1631)
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Allegory of Water, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
The Madonna Nursing the Child by the Fountain, Bernaert van Orley (1488-1541)
Christ Resurrected, Marco Basaiti (1470-1530)
Octagonal casket, Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
The Virgin of the Rocks, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 49 recto, NA
The Arco della Pace in Milan, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 139 recto, NA
Saint John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti
Apse of San Satiro and View of the Duomo, NA
Seascape, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto, NA
The Adoration with Saint Roch, Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
Portrait of a Lady, Giovanni Ambrogio De Predis (1455-1508)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 307 verso, NA
Adoration of the Magi, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
De divina proportione, Luca Pacioli (1445 circa – 1517)
Ceremonial saddle and stirrups. Detail of the wooden horse of Troy, Arte armaiola milanese
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 145 recto, NA
Napoleon Bonaparte’s gloves, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 33 recto, NA
The Madonna and Child with a Worshipper, Bernardino Betti detto il Pinturicchio (1454-1513)
Self Portrait, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
Flowers and Roses, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)
Plato, Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480)
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Daggers with sheath (eared sfondagiaco dagger), Milanese Gunsmiths
A Soul in Purgatory, NA
Jael and Sisera, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Naturalis Historia, Plinio il Vecchio (23-79 dC)
Dantesque window, Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist, Marco d’Oggiono (1470-1525)
Pietà (copy from Michelangelo), NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 4 recto, NA
Horse’s head (Copy from the equestrian monument to Marcus Aurelius on the Capitol in Rome), NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 710 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 3 recto, NA
The Madonna Enthroned with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Portrait of Giuseppina Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 72 recto, NA
llias picta, NA
The Adoration of the Magi, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli also known as Morazzone (1571-1626)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 12 recto, NA
Maternity, Mosè Bianchi (1840-1904)
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
Still Life with Musical Instruments, Evaristo Baschenis (1617-1677)
Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 844 recto, NA
Diana the Huntress, Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and John, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati Morosini, NA
Armillary sphere, NA
Washerwomen at the Canal, Emilio Gola (1851-1923)
Male portrait, Hans Muelich (1516-1573)
Original Sin, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Libro d’Ore Borromeo, Cristoforo de Predis (1440-1486)
The infant Jesus with a Lamb, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 851 recto, NA
Portico in Ruins, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
The Blessed Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 812 recto, NA
The Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca, NA
Man in Armour, NA
Portrait of Emilia Morosini Zeltner, NA
Portrait of a Gentleman (Michel de l’Hospital), Giovan Battista Moroni (1520-1578)
Mercury and Argus, Anonimo genovese (XVII secolo)
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
The Annunciation, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
Head of Christ the Redeemer, Gian Giacomo Caprotti detto Salai (1480-1524)
Susanna at her Bath, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609-1661)
The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
The Assumption of the Virgin, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
Mary Magdalene Penitent, Guido Reni (1575-1642)
The Madonna of the Pavilion, Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi detto) (1444 o 1445-1510)
Mary Magdalene, NA
The Last Supper, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 149 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo, Bartolomeo Veneto (1502-1530)
The Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Jerome, Cesare Magni (1511-1534)
The Magdalen and the Angel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Judith and Holofernes, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Saint Michael the Archangel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Landscape with Saint John the Baptist, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Antonio Badile (1518-1560)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 117 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 26 verso, NA
Portrait of a Young Man, Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco copia da) (1478 circa-1510)
Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 29 recto, NA
Figured casket, Scultore lombardo
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 104 recto, NA
Latin astrolabe, Anonymous
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1006 verso, NA
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original), Leone Leoni
Mouse with Roses, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 719 recto, NA
Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell, Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
Portrait of a Pilgrim, Monogrammista HL (XVI secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 116 recto, NA
Lesenes and trophies, Agostino Busti detto il Bambaia (1483-1548)
The Damned Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 909 verso, NA
Clock with astrolabe, Sconosciuto
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 21 recto, NA
Flowers in a Vase, NA
Crib, Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
Portrait of Paolo Morigia, Fede Galizia (1578-1630)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 199 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Pietro Antonio Magatti (1691-1767)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 455 recto, NA
Portrait of a Musician, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 71 recto, NA
The Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona, Alessandro Bonvicino detto Moretto (1490-1554)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 860 recto, NA
The Holy Family with Sain John, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Bonifacio Veronese (1487-1553)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 663 recto, NA