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

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)

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