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 6,00 (currently unavailable)
Single ticket – terrace only:
euro 3,50

DISCLAIMER: DUE TO PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES TO HELP CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS, OPENING HOURS AND ACCESS RULES MAY VARY IN THIS PERIOD. FIRST DAY OF OPENING MAY 30.
ALWAYS CHECK THE STATUE’S WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE AND UPDATED INFO

SUMMER OPENING HOURS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

JUNE
every weekend in June (Saturday and Sunday)
Opening hours 9.00-18.15

JULY
Open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Opening hours:
– Thursday and Friday: 9: 00-12: 20/14: 00-18: 15
– Saturday and Sunday: 9: 00-18: 15

AUGUST
From August 01 to 09 and from August 24 to 31:
Open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Opening hours:
– Thursday and Friday: 9: 00-12: 20/14: 00-18: 15
– Saturday and Sunday: 9: 00-18: 15

From August 10 to 23:
Open every day from 9:00 to 18:15

SEPTEMBER
Open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Opening hours:
– Thursday and Friday: 9: 00-12: 20/14: 00-18: 15
– Saturday and Sunday: 9: 00-18: 15

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 6,00 (currently unavailable)
Single ticket – terrace only:
euro 3,50

DISCLAIMER: DUE TO PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES TO HELP CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS, OPENING HOURS AND ACCESS RULES MAY VARY IN THIS PERIOD. FIRST DAY OF OPENING MAY 30.
ALWAYS CHECK THE STATUE’S WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE AND UPDATED INFO

SUMMER OPENING HOURS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

JUNE
every weekend in June (Saturday and Sunday)
Opening hours 9.00-18.15

JULY
Open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Opening hours:
– Thursday and Friday: 9: 00-12: 20/14: 00-18: 15
– Saturday and Sunday: 9: 00-18: 15

AUGUST
From August 01 to 09 and from August 24 to 31:
Open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Opening hours:
– Thursday and Friday: 9: 00-12: 20/14: 00-18: 15
– Saturday and Sunday: 9: 00-18: 15

From August 10 to 23:
Open every day from 9:00 to 18:15

SEPTEMBER
Open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Opening hours:
– Thursday and Friday: 9: 00-12: 20/14: 00-18: 15
– Saturday and Sunday: 9: 00-18: 15

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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Ambrosiana

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15/09/2020
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AUTOGRAPH WRITINGS BY FAMOUS WOMEN FROM THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS

Ambrosiana

AUTOGRAPH WRITINGS BY FAMOUS WOMEN FROM THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS

The exhibition shows a series of autograph documents of prominent women kept in the Ambrosiana.

30/05/2020-11/10/2020
Exhibition
ANATOMY FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO LEONARDO DA VINCI

Ambrosiana

ANATOMY FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO LEONARDO DA VINCI

The exhibition presents a selection of volumes that trace the history of medical studies from the beginning of the millennium to the time when Leonardo da Vinci was active, together with seven sheets of the Atlantic Code of anatomical subject.

30/05/2020-11/10/2020
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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