Ambrosiana
Guided visit | 120 MINUTI | Parishes

THE AMBROSIANA AND THE CRYPT OF SAN SEPOLCRO: THE REAL CENTRE OF MILAN

GUIDED TOUR FOR PARISH GROUPS

Piazza San Sepolcro is a small miniature Milan: it contains the ancient access to the Ambrosiana Library founded in 1609, the Church of San Sepolcro, dating to 1034 AD, the fifteenth-century Palazzo Castani and the imposing Littoria Tower of the twentieth century.
The tour winds through the rooms of the famous Pinacoteca founded in 1618 by Federico Borromeo, the first museum open to the public in Milan, allowing us to admire his most famous masterpieces, from Leonardo to Raffaello to Caravaggio and ends with the descent into the crypt of the Holy Sepulcher, built on the stones of the ancient forum of Mediolanum. A real journey through time, which takes place going down into the subsoil of Milan, to see the most ancient layers of the city of Milan: even Leonardo da Vinci knew that this was the real center of Milan!


Guided visit


120 MINUTI

Parishes

WHAT’S ON

THE MIDDLE AGES IN MANUSCRIPT BOOKS

Pinacoteca

THE MIDDLE AGES IN MANUSCRIPT BOOKS

An itinerary through the treasures of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana curated by Federico Gallo and Stefano Martinelli Tempesta - Pinacoteca, rooms 2 and 3

25/04/2024-23/07/2024
Exhibition
MOLESKINE DETOUR

Pinacoteca

MOLESKINE DETOUR

From April 15, on the occasion of Design Week, the rooms of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana will host 'Moleskine Detour', an international exhibition promoted by Moleskine and the Moleskine Foundation.

15/04/2024-11/06/2024
Exhibition
Restoration works for the recovery of the historic balconies of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana

Ambrosiana

Restoration works for the recovery of the historic balconies of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana

Recovery of the functionality of the balconies of the Sala Federiciana, Borromeo and della Rosa through the installation of lifelines

01/03/2024
NEWS
Notice for the users of the Reading Room

Biblioteca

GUIDED TOURS IN ENGLISH

Ambrosiana

GUIDED TOURS IN ENGLISH

Guided tour of the masterpieces of the Pinacoteca, together with professional guides of our official partner AdArtem

01/04/2023-30/06/2024

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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