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
Until September 18:
Everyday
10.00 – 18.30pm (last admission 18.00) *
From September 19 to September 30:
From Wednesday to Sunday
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 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
Until September 18:
Everyday
10.00 – 18.30pm (last admission 18.00) *
From September 19 to September 30:
From Wednesday to Sunday
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 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

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)

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