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

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
READING ROOM: OPENING TIMES DECEMBER 2022

Biblioteca

READING ROOM, OPENING TIMES DECEMBER 2022

Closed for holidays from December 7 to 11 and from December 27, 2022 to January 6, 2023 included

04/11/2022
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

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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