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

CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR THE USUAL WINTER PAUSE UNTIL MARCH, 2021

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

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

CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR THE USUAL WINTER PAUSE UNTIL MARCH, 2021

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

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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18/01/2021
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ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

Two daggers with sheaths (eared sfondagiaco daggers), Armorari milanesi
Flowers and Roses, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)
The Adoration of the Magi, Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
Portrait of a Young Girl with a Dove, Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)
The Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Jerome, Cesare Magni (1511-1534)
Washerwomen at the Canal, Emilio Gola (1851-1923)
The Assumption of the Virgin, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
The Blessed Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
De divina proportione, Luca Pacioli (1445 circa – 1517)
Maternity, Mosè Bianchi (1840-1904)
Orrery, Sconosciuto
Christ Resurrected, Marco Basaiti (1470-1530)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 29 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Pilgrim, Monogrammista HL (XVI secolo)
Nautilus shell, Sconosciuto
Susanna at her Bath, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 663 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 117 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 21 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Annunciation, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 49 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 33 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Last Supper, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
The Triumph of David, Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida (1494-1533)
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
The Madonna Enthroned with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Basket of fruit, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 3 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Holy Family, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
Saint Michael the Archangel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Portrait of Paolo Morigia, Fede Galizia (1578-1630)
Self Portrait, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
Winter Landscape with Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
Burse, Artista dell’Italia centrale
Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Napoleon Bonaparte’s gloves, NA
Adoration of the Magi, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Portrait of a Gentleman (Michel de l’Hospital), Giovan Battista Moroni (1520-1578)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 71 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 139 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Pietro Antonio Magatti (1691-1767)
Crib, Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
The Madonna and Child with a Worshipper, Bernardino Betti detto il Pinturicchio (1454-1513)
Sacra Conversazione, Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
Pietà (copy from Michelangelo), Leone Leoni
Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo, Bartolomeo Veneto (1502-1530)
The Adoration of the Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
The Adoration, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 845 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Original Sin, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Clock with astrolabe, Sconosciuto
Mercury and Argus, Anonimo genovese (XVII secolo)
Lesenes and trophies, Agostino Busti detto il Bambaia (1483-1548)
Allegorical Female Figure, Giovanni Serodine (1600-1631)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 812 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Young Man, Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco copia da) (1478 circa-1510)
Display case with the hair of Lucrezia Borgia, Alfredo Ravasco
The Madonna of the Pavilion, Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi detto) (1444 o 1445-1510)
Seascape, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Latin astrolabe, Anonymous
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 145 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Jael and Sisera, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Portrait of a Lady, Giovanni Ambrogio De Predis (1455-1508)
The Holy Family with Sain John, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Bonifacio Veronese (1487-1553)
Flowers in a Vase, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Judith and Holofernes, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
llias picta, NA
The Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona, Alessandro Bonvicino detto Moretto (1490-1554)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 199 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 909 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 844 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 4 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Kiss, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
The Adoration with Saint Roch, Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 149 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Mary Magdalene, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
Portrait of Giuseppina Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Armillary sphere, Giannello Torriani
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell, Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
Horse’s head (Copy from the equestrian monument to Marcus Aurelius on the Capitol in Rome), NA
Portrait of Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (later Leopold II), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)
Mouse with Roses, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Christ on the Way to Calvary, Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Antonio Badile (1518-1560)
Noctes Atticae, Aulo Gellio
Apse of San Satiro and View of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
The Magdalen and the Angel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Saint John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti
Male portrait, Hans Muelich (1516-1573)
Diana the Huntress, Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 5 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
A Soul in Purgatory, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 26 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 104 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Locked out of school, Emilio Longoni (1859-1932)
Allegory of Water, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 307 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Still Life with Musical Instruments, Evaristo Baschenis (1617-1677)
The Damned Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Portico in Ruins, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Plato, Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480)
The Dormition of the Virgin, Anonimo ferrarese (XV secolo)
View of the Interior of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Kids and Lambs, Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
Portrait of Napoleon King of Italy, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817)
The Adoration of the Magi, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli detto il Morazzone (1571-1626)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 873 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 116 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and John, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
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)
Dantesque window, Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 12 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Allegory of Fire, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 851 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Ceremonial saddle and stirrups. Detail of the wooden horse of Troy, Arte armaiola milanese
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist, Marco d’Oggiono (1470-1525)
Figured casket, Scultore lombardo
Portrait of Emilia Morosini Zeltner, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Portrait of a Musician, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 719 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Head of Christ the Redeemer, Gian Giacomo Caprotti detto Salai (1480-1524)
The infant Jesus with a Lamb, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
Octagonal casket, Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 272 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Arco della Pace in Milan, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
Man in Armour, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Mary Magdalene Penitent, Guido Reni (1575-1642)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1006 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Madonna Nursing the Child by the Fountain, Bernaert van Orley (1488-1541)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1058 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Naturalis Historia, Plinio il Vecchio (23-79 dC)
The Virgin of the Rocks, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original), Leone Leoni
Landscape with Saint John the Baptist, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Self Portrait, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 710 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 860 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 72 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 455 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)