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.

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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.

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For info and reservations: contatti@ambrosiana.it

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LIBRARY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Due to the health emergency, the Library is closed from January 18, 2021 until further notice.

19/01/2021
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18/01/2021
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ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Young Man, Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco copia da) (1478 circa-1510)
Susanna at her Bath, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
Portrait of Paolo Morigia, Fede Galizia (1578-1630)
Two daggers with sheaths (eared sfondagiaco daggers), Armorari milanesi
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 21 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Diana the Huntress, Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 845 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Young Man, Vittore Ghislandi detto Frà Galgario (1655-1743)
Orrery, Sconosciuto
Christ on the Way to Calvary, Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
Basket of fruit, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Flowers in a Vase, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Sacra Conversazione, Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 104 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona, Alessandro Bonvicino detto Moretto (1490-1554)
Portrait of Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (later Leopold II), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 4 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Mouse with Roses, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Saint John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 33 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Allegory of Water, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 844 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 5 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 272 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Dantesque window, Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 710 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca, NA
Adoration of the Magi, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Latin astrolabe, Anonymous
The Adoration of the Magi, Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 719 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 117 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Holy Family with Sain John, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Bonifacio Veronese (1487-1553)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 145 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The infant Jesus with a Lamb, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Original Sin, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Figured casket, Scultore lombardo
The Dormition of the Virgin, Anonimo ferrarese (XV secolo)
Mercury and Argus, Anonimo genovese (XVII secolo)
Portrait of a Gentleman (Michel de l’Hospital), Giovan Battista Moroni (1520-1578)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 139 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
llias picta, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 307 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Landscape with Saint John the Baptist, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
The Last Supper, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
Portrait of Napoleon King of Italy, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817)
The Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Jerome, Cesare Magni (1511-1534)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Mary Magdalene, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Armillary sphere, Giannello Torriani
Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
Head of Christ the Redeemer, Gian Giacomo Caprotti detto Salai (1480-1524)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Pietro Antonio Magatti (1691-1767)
The Kiss, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
The Madonna Nursing the Child by the Fountain, Bernaert van Orley (1488-1541)
Portrait of a Musician, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Virgin of the Rocks, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
The Adoration, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Seascape, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Christ Resurrected, Marco Basaiti (1470-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 812 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo, Bartolomeo Veneto (1502-1530)
Portrait of a Lady, Giovanni Ambrogio De Predis (1455-1508)
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Crib, Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
Saint Michael the Archangel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
The Adoration with Saint Roch, Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
Burse, Artista dell’Italia centrale
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 29 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 49 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Giuseppina Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 851 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Damned Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 116 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
Ceremonial saddle and stirrups. Detail of the wooden horse of Troy, Arte armaiola milanese
Self Portrait, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
The Madonna of the Pavilion, Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi detto) (1444 o 1445-1510)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 455 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Naturalis Historia, Plinio il Vecchio (23-79 dC)
Nautilus shell, Sconosciuto
Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell, Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
Winter Landscape with Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
Octagonal casket, Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and John, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Antonio Badile (1518-1560)
The Adoration of the Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 909 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Magdalen and the Angel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 860 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Kids and Lambs, Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 149 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 663 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Display case with the hair of Lucrezia Borgia, Alfredo Ravasco
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Lesenes and trophies, Agostino Busti detto il Bambaia (1483-1548)
The Arco della Pace in Milan, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Apse of San Satiro and View of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Portrait of Emilia Morosini Zeltner, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist, Marco d’Oggiono (1470-1525)
Jael and Sisera, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Maternity, Mosè Bianchi (1840-1904)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1058 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Mary Magdalene Penitent, Guido Reni (1575-1642)
Allegorical Female Figure, Giovanni Serodine (1600-1631)
Noctes Atticae, Aulo Gellio
Pietà (copy from Michelangelo), Leone Leoni
Allegory of Fire, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
The Madonna Enthroned with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
De divina proportione, Luca Pacioli (1445 circa – 1517)
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Portico in Ruins, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 71 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 3 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
Judith and Holofernes, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1006 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 873 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Clock with astrolabe, Sconosciuto
Washerwomen at the Canal, Emilio Gola (1851-1923)
The Madonna and Child with a Worshipper, Bernardino Betti detto il Pinturicchio (1454-1513)
Flowers and Roses, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)
Libro d’Ore Borromeo, Cristoforo de Predis (1440-1486)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 199 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 12 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 72 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
View of the Interior of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Plato, Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480)
Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
A Soul in Purgatory, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
The Blessed Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 26 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Man in Armour, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
The Annunciation, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
The Assumption of the Virgin, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
Portrait of a Pilgrim, Monogrammista HL (XVI secolo)
Horse’s head (Copy from the equestrian monument to Marcus Aurelius on the Capitol in Rome), NA
Self Portrait, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
Portrait of a Young Girl with a Dove, Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)
The Triumph of David, Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida (1494-1533)
Locked out of school, Emilio Longoni (1859-1932)
Still Life with Musical Instruments, Evaristo Baschenis (1617-1677)
Male portrait, Hans Muelich (1516-1573)
Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original), Leone Leoni
The Adoration of the Magi, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli detto il Morazzone (1571-1626)
The Holy Family, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
Napoleon Bonaparte’s gloves, NA