Ambrosiana

The Colossus of Saint Charles in Arona

The Colossus of Saint Charles in Arona, which popular tradition has affectionately dubbed San Carlone,
was created in the seventeenth century at the behest of Federico Borromeo.

He planned to create a colossal statue, visible even from the lake, to pass on to the future the grandeur of Saint Charles Borromeo, his cousin and predecessor as Bishop of Milan, who died in 1584 and was canonised in 1610.

The statue, hollow and more than 23 metres high, rests on a 12-metre-high granite base. It was made to a design by Giovanni Battista Crespi, known as Cerano. It was then assembled out of large sheets of copper hammered and joined with nails and iron rods by the sculptors Siro Zanella of Pavia and Bernardo Falcoli of Lugano. The work was completed in 1698.

It is the world’s second-highest statue, after the Statue of Liberty in New York. Its surface area is no less than 500 square metres. It is possible to visit the inside, through stairs, up to a height of 28 metres.

Since 1624 the Ambrosiana, at the behest of the Federico Borromeo himself, administers the complex on the hill of Arona.

INFO

Piazzale San Carlo
28041 Arona Novara, Italia

tel. and fax+39 0322 249 669
statuasancarlo@ambrosiana.it
www.statuasancarlo.it

Ticket
Single ticket – terrace and statue:
euro 7,00
Single ticket – terrace only:
euro 4,50

2022 OPENING HOURS

From March 18 to April 20
Friday, Saturday and Sunday + holidays (April 18, 2022)
10.00 – 18.30 (last admission 18.00) *
* access to the Statue is forbidden from 13:00 to 14:00, visitors will still be able to access the Park and other spaces

From April 21 to June 30
From Wednesday to Sunday + holidays (April 25, 2022)
10: 00-18: 30 (last admission 18:00) *
* access to the Statue is forbidden from 13:00 to 14:00, visitors will still be able to access the Park and other spaces

July and August
Everyday
10:00-18:30 (last admission 18:00) *
* access to the Statue is forbidden from 13:00 to 14:00, visitors will still be able to access the Park and other spaces

September
Wednesday to Sunday
10.00 – 18.30pm (last admission 18.00) *
* access to the Statue is forbidden from 13:00 to 14:00, visitors will still be able to access the Park and other spaces

From October 1 to 30
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
10.00 – 18.30pm (last admission 18.00) *
* access to the Statue is forbidden from 13:00 to 14:00, visitors will still be able to access the Park and other spaces

From October 31 to November 2
Every day
10:00-17: 30 (last admission 17:00) *
* access to the Statue is forbidden from 13:00 to 14:00, visitors will still be able to access the Park and other spaces

WINTER CLOSURE: FROM NOVEMBER 3, 2022 UNTIL END OF FEBRUARY 2023

PLEASE,ALWAYS CHECK THE STATUE’S WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE AND UPDATED INFO ON OPENING TIMES, ADMISSION PROCEDURES AND COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Minimum necessary visiting time: approximately 30 minutes.
ANIMALS ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE GREEN AREA AND INSIDE THE STATUE.

The Colossus of Saint Charles in Arona

INFO UTILI

Piazzale San Carlo
28041 Arona Novara, Italia

tel. and fax+39 0322 249 669
statuasancarlo@ambrosiana.it
www.statuasancarlo.it

Ticket
Single ticket – terrace and statue:
euro 7,00
Single ticket – terrace only:
euro 4,50

2022 OPENING HOURS

From March 18 to April 20
Friday, Saturday and Sunday + holidays (April 18, 2022)
10.00 – 18.30 (last admission 18.00) *
* access to the Statue is forbidden from 13:00 to 14:00, visitors will still be able to access the Park and other spaces

From April 21 to June 30
From Wednesday to Sunday + holidays (April 25, 2022)
10: 00-18: 30 (last admission 18:00) *
* access to the Statue is forbidden from 13:00 to 14:00, visitors will still be able to access the Park and other spaces

July and August
Everyday
10:00-18:30 (last admission 18:00) *
* access to the Statue is forbidden from 13:00 to 14:00, visitors will still be able to access the Park and other spaces

September
Wednesday to Sunday
10.00 – 18.30pm (last admission 18.00) *
* access to the Statue is forbidden from 13:00 to 14:00, visitors will still be able to access the Park and other spaces

From October 1 to 30
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
10.00 – 18.30pm (last admission 18.00) *
* access to the Statue is forbidden from 13:00 to 14:00, visitors will still be able to access the Park and other spaces

From October 31 to November 2
Every day
10:00-17: 30 (last admission 17:00) *
* access to the Statue is forbidden from 13:00 to 14:00, visitors will still be able to access the Park and other spaces

WINTER CLOSURE: FROM NOVEMBER 3, 2022 UNTIL END OF FEBRUARY 2023

PLEASE,ALWAYS CHECK THE STATUE’S WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE AND UPDATED INFO ON OPENING TIMES, ADMISSION PROCEDURES AND COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Minimum necessary visiting time: approximately 30 minutes.
ANIMALS ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE GREEN AREA AND INSIDE THE STATUE.

WHAT’S ON

LIBRARY READING ROOM: SUMMER CLOSURE

Biblioteca

LIBRARY READING ROOM: SUMMER CLOSURE

The reading room will be closed for the summer break from July 25, to August 31, 2022 included. It will reopen on September 1st, Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 16.50

16/07/2022
NEWS
HIDDEN AMBROSIANA. CURIOSITIES FROM THE COLLECTION

Pinacoteca

HIDDEN AMBROSIANA. CURIOSITIES FROM THE COLLECTION

Rooms 2 and 3, the exhibition is the first of a series dedicated to showing us what is not normally exhibited, for a wider enhancement of the Institution's assets.

07/07/2022-06/09/2022
Exhibition
NEW PINACOTECA OPENING HOURS FROM JULY 1

Pinacoteca

NEW PINACOTECA OPENING HOURS FROM JULY 1

From July 1: Monday to Sunday 10.00-18.00, Closed on Wednesday

09/06/2022
NEWS

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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