Ambrosiana

The Colossus of Saint Charles in Arona

The Colossus of Saint Charles in Arona, which popular tradition has affectionately dubbed San Carlone,
was created in the seventeenth century at the behest of Federico Borromeo.

He planned to create a colossal statue, visible even from the lake, to pass on to the future the grandeur of Saint Charles Borromeo, his cousin and predecessor as Bishop of Milan, who died in 1584 and was canonised in 1610.

The statue, hollow and more than 23 metres high, rests on a 12-metre-high granite base. It was made to a design by Giovanni Battista Crespi, known as Cerano. It was then assembled out of large sheets of copper hammered and joined with nails and iron rods by the sculptors Siro Zanella of Pavia and Bernardo Falcoli of Lugano. The work was completed in 1698.

It is the world’s second-highest statue, after the Statue of Liberty in New York. Its surface area is no less than 500 square metres. It is possible to visit the inside, through stairs, up to a height of 28 metres.

Since 1624 the Ambrosiana, at the behest of the Federico Borromeo himself, administers the complex on the hill of Arona.

INFO

Piazzale San Carlo
28041 Arona Novara, Italia

tel. and fax+39 0322 249 669
statuasancarlo@ambrosiana.it
www.statuasancarlo.it

Ticket
Single ticket – terrace and statue:
euro 7,00
Single ticket – terrace only:
euro 4,50

SUMMER 2021 OPENING HOURS

MAY-JUNE
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9: 00-12: 30 and 14: 00-18: 15
On Sundays and on June 2 open all day 9: 00-18: 15

JULY
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9:00-12:30 and 14:00-18:15
On Sundays: 9:00-18:15

AUGUST
From August 1 to 31:
Monday to Saturday: 9:00-12:30 and 14:00-18:15
On Sundays: 9:00-18:15

SEMPTEMBER 1 TO OCTOBER 3
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 9:00-12:30 and 14:00-18:15
On Sundays: 9:00-18:15

FROM OCTOBER 4 TO 31
October 1 to 24: Saturday and Sunday, 9.00-12:30 and 14:00-18:15 last admission
October 30 and 31: 9:00-12:30 and 14:00-17:00

NOVEMBER
Open on November 1, 6 and 7 from 9.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 17.00

WINTER CLOSURE: FROM NOVEMBER 8, 2021, UNTIL END OF FEBRUARY 2022

PLEASE,ALWAYS CHECK THE STATUE’S WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE AND UPDATED INFO ON OPENING TIMES, ADMISSION PROCEDURES AND COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Last admission 30 minutes before closing; minimum necessary visiting time: approximately 30 minutes.
ANIMALS ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE GREEN AREA AND INSIDE THE STATUE.

The Colossus of Saint Charles in Arona

INFO UTILI

Piazzale San Carlo
28041 Arona Novara, Italia

tel. and fax+39 0322 249 669
statuasancarlo@ambrosiana.it
www.statuasancarlo.it

Ticket
Single ticket – terrace and statue:
euro 7,00
Single ticket – terrace only:
euro 4,50

SUMMER 2021 OPENING HOURS

MAY-JUNE
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9: 00-12: 30 and 14: 00-18: 15
On Sundays and on June 2 open all day 9: 00-18: 15

JULY
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9:00-12:30 and 14:00-18:15
On Sundays: 9:00-18:15

AUGUST
From August 1 to 31:
Monday to Saturday: 9:00-12:30 and 14:00-18:15
On Sundays: 9:00-18:15

SEMPTEMBER 1 TO OCTOBER 3
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 9:00-12:30 and 14:00-18:15
On Sundays: 9:00-18:15

FROM OCTOBER 4 TO 31
October 1 to 24: Saturday and Sunday, 9.00-12:30 and 14:00-18:15 last admission
October 30 and 31: 9:00-12:30 and 14:00-17:00

NOVEMBER
Open on November 1, 6 and 7 from 9.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 17.00

WINTER CLOSURE: FROM NOVEMBER 8, 2021, UNTIL END OF FEBRUARY 2022

PLEASE,ALWAYS CHECK THE STATUE’S WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE AND UPDATED INFO ON OPENING TIMES, ADMISSION PROCEDURES AND COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Last admission 30 minutes before closing; minimum necessary visiting time: approximately 30 minutes.
ANIMALS ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE GREEN AREA AND INSIDE THE STATUE.

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28/12/2021
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NAPOLEON AT THE AMBROSIANA

A journey through representation in the Napoleonic era in Milan: a melting pot of tradition, propaganda and of change and continuity at the same time.

05/10/2021-23/01/2022
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Open from Sep 1, Monday to Friday, 9.00 to 13.00. Reservation mandatory.

30/08/2021
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ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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