Ambrosiana

Church of San Sepolcro

The church of San Sepolcro was founded in 1030, when a Milanese moneyer named Rozzone built a church on the ancient Roman forum. Archbishop Ariberto d’Intimiano solemnly consecrated it to the Holy Trinity.

The upper church of San Sepolcro
Its thousand years of history is mingled with that of the Crusades. On 15 July 1100, after the reconquest of Jerusalem, the archbishop of Milan at the time, Anselmo IV da Bovisio, in memory of this extraordinary event, changed its dedication to the church of the Santo Sepolcro. This title was motivated by the presence in its subterranean level, ever since it was founded, of a copy of Christ’s sepulcher. Created by a master craftsman in the early 14th century, according to tradition, its interior contained soil brought by the Crusaders from Jerusalem and other relics of the holy places.
In the second half of the 16th century, the church was chosen by Saint Charles Borromeo as a privileged place of prayer. He undertook a complex renovation of the place of worship, which involved the construction of an urban sacro monte, consisting of 24 chapels devoted to scenes of the Passion.The project, from various causes, was never finished, though some groups were actually completed and can still be seen in the upper church: Jesus washing of the feet of the disciples, Jesus before Caiaphas, the Flagellation and the denial of Peter.
In the following centuries the church underwent various phases of renovation and restoration, which significantly altered its appearance. Even the façade was rebuilt at the end of the 19th century in Romanesque style considered more appropriate to the ancient medieval building.
In 1928, with the suppression of the parish of San Sepolcro, the church was acquired by the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, which still administers it.
Between 2008 and 2011 the complex of the upper church was the subject of an important restoration project by the Superintendency for the architectural and landscape heritage of Lombardy and directed by Pinin Brambilla Barcilon. This shed light on the complex historical and artistic events of which this place, described by Leonardo da Vinci as the “true center of Milan”, has been the protagonist for centuries.

INFO

CHURCH OF SAN SEPOLCRO
Piazza San Sepolcro
Milan, Italy

UPPER CHURCH
The upper church of San Sepolcro
is open for worship and visitors
at the following times:
Mon – Fri, 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Celebration of Holy Mass:
Mon-Fri, 12.45 a.m.

CRYPT
Tuesday to Friday from 17.00 to 20.00
Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 20.00
Closed on Monday

ADMISSION (managed by Milano Card)
Crypt only 10€
Crypt + Exhibition The Genius Experience (until July 31) 12€

INFO
tel. +39 02 92965790
www.criptasansepolcromilano.it

Church of San Sepolcro

The crypt of San Sepolcro
A profoundly sacred place, the crypt was chosen by St. Charles Borromeo as a personal place of prayer, to which he went every Wednesday and Friday afternoon. It was not uncommon to see him spend whole nights in what he himself called the “gymnasium of the Holy Spirit”, in adoration of the model of the tomb of Christ. For this reason, after his canonisation, a polychrome terracotta statue was placed here depicting the saint kneeling before the sarcophagus. The crypt also enables visitors view one of the most ancient remains of the city’s history. The paving, consisting of large slabs of white ‘Verona’ stone, comes in fact from the pavement of the ancient Roman forum dating from the 4th century, the main public space of the Roman civitas, where all the principal civil and religious activities were held.

The crypt reopened to the public after 50 years in 2016 and, thanks to the MIBAC, in 2018-2019 further restoration works were carried out, recovering the decorated surfaces and renewing the technical installations. On July 22 2019, it opened again to the public.

More info on www.criptasansepolcromilano.it

INFO UTILI

CHURCH OF SAN SEPOLCRO
Piazza San Sepolcro
Milan, Italy

UPPER CHURCH
The upper church of San Sepolcro
is open for worship and visitors
at the following times:
Mon – Fri, 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Celebration of Holy Mass:
Mon-Fri, 12.45 a.m.

CRYPT
Tuesday to Friday from 17.00 to 20.00
Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 20.00
Closed on Monday

ADMISSION (managed by Milano Card)
Crypt only 10€
Crypt + Exhibition The Genius Experience (until July 31) 12€

INFO
tel. +39 02 92965790
www.criptasansepolcromilano.it

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Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(157 online artworks)

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