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

The opening hours of the following months will be published on this site as soon as possible
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

The opening hours of the following months will be published on this site as soon as possible
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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On Monday, November 1, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana is open from 10.00 to 18.00.

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05/10/2021-23/01/2022
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30/08/2021
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ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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