Ambrosiana

The upper church of San Sepolcro

Guided visit | 90 MINUTES |

The Church of San Sepolcro: upper church and crypt

The church of San Sepolcro stands in the place where the forum was located in Roman times: it is built on two levels and although its foundation dates back to 1030, the dedication to the Holy Sepulcher dates back to the time of the crusades, when the archbishop of Milan Anselmo from Bovisio celebrated the anniversary of the Lombard expedition to the Holy Land.
The church was then heavily remodeled to give it the appearance of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, but over the centuries it underwent numerous reconstructions, among which the heaviest ones were carried out at the behest of Carlo Borromeo, who totally modified the interior and placed alongside the church the Ambrosiana complex, which today houses some works from the church,
like the fresco with the Pietà by Bramantino.
The crypt, also remembered in some drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and still cloaked in timeless charm, is covered with marble slabs from the Augustan era that come from the ancient flooring of the Roman Forum and retains some frescoes, the beautiful sarcophagus of the Campesian school of the fourteenth century which contained some relics of Terrasanta.

<p>La Chiesa inferiore di San Sepolcro</p>

La Chiesa inferiore di San Sepolcro


Guided visit


90 MINUTES

WHAT’S ON

READING ROOM: <br>SEPTEMBER OPENING HOURS

Ambrosiana

READING ROOM: SEPTEMBER OPENING HOURS

Open from Sep 1, Monday to Friday, 9.00 to 13.00. Reservation mandatory.

30/08/2021
NEWS
PINACOTECA: UPDATED OPENING HOURS

Pinacoteca

PINACOTECA: UPDATED OPENING HOURS

Opening hours, booking and access procedures

29/07/2021
NEWS
THE CRYPT OF SAN SEPOLCRO OPENS AGAIN TO THE PUBLIC!

San Sepolcro

THE CRYPT OF SAN SEPOLCRO OPENS AGAIN TO THE PUBLIC!

Every Sunday, from May 23, 2021

14/05/2021
NEWS
THE <em>DIVINE COMEDY</em> AT THE AMBROSIANA

Pinacoteca

THE DIVINE COMEDY AT THE AMBROSIANA

On the occasion of the celebrations for the seventh centenary of Dante Alighieri's death, the exhibition presents a precious selection of Divine Comedies from the Ambrosiana Library.

29/04/2021-03/10/2021
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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