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.

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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

PINACOTECA: UPDATED OPENING HOURS

Pinacoteca

PINACOTECA: UPDATED OPENING HOURS

Opening hours, booking and access procedures

29/07/2021
NEWS
READING ROOM: SUMMER CLOSURE

Biblioteca

READING ROOM: SUMMER CLOSURE

From July 26 to August 31 the reading room is closed for the usual summer pause.

21/07/2021
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.

29/04/2021-12/09/2021
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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