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

2022 OPENING HOURS

From March 18 to April 20
Friday, Saturday and Sunday + holidays (April 18, 2022)
10.00 – 18.30 (last admission 18.00) *
* access to the Statue is forbidden from 13:00 to 14:00, visitors will still be able to access the Park and other spaces

From April 21 to June 30
From Wednesday to Sunday + holidays (April 25, 2022)
10: 00-18: 30 (last admission 18:00) *
* access to the Statue is forbidden from 13:00 to 14:00, visitors will still be able to access the Park and other spaces

July and August
Everyday
10:00-18:30 (last admission 18:00) *
* access to the Statue is forbidden from 13:00 to 14:00, visitors will still be able to access the Park and other spaces

September
Until September 18:
Everyday
10.00 – 18.30pm (last admission 18.00) *
From September 19 to September 30:
From Wednesday to Sunday
10: 00-18: 30 (last admission 18:00) *
* access to the Statue is forbidden from 13:00 to 14:00, visitors will still be able to access the Park and other spaces

From October 1 to 30
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
10.00 – 18.30pm (last admission 18.00) *
* access to the Statue is forbidden from 13:00 to 14:00, visitors will still be able to access the Park and other spaces

From October 31 to November 2
Every day
10:00-17: 30 (last admission 17:00) *
* access to the Statue is forbidden from 13:00 to 14:00, visitors will still be able to access the Park and other spaces

WINTER CLOSURE: FROM NOVEMBER 3, 2022 UNTIL END OF FEBRUARY 2023

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

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

2022 OPENING HOURS

From March 18 to April 20
Friday, Saturday and Sunday + holidays (April 18, 2022)
10.00 – 18.30 (last admission 18.00) *
* access to the Statue is forbidden from 13:00 to 14:00, visitors will still be able to access the Park and other spaces

From April 21 to June 30
From Wednesday to Sunday + holidays (April 25, 2022)
10: 00-18: 30 (last admission 18:00) *
* access to the Statue is forbidden from 13:00 to 14:00, visitors will still be able to access the Park and other spaces

July and August
Everyday
10:00-18:30 (last admission 18:00) *
* access to the Statue is forbidden from 13:00 to 14:00, visitors will still be able to access the Park and other spaces

September
Until September 18:
Everyday
10.00 – 18.30pm (last admission 18.00) *
From September 19 to September 30:
From Wednesday to Sunday
10: 00-18: 30 (last admission 18:00) *
* access to the Statue is forbidden from 13:00 to 14:00, visitors will still be able to access the Park and other spaces

From October 1 to 30
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
10.00 – 18.30pm (last admission 18.00) *
* access to the Statue is forbidden from 13:00 to 14:00, visitors will still be able to access the Park and other spaces

From October 31 to November 2
Every day
10:00-17: 30 (last admission 17:00) *
* access to the Statue is forbidden from 13:00 to 14:00, visitors will still be able to access the Park and other spaces

WINTER CLOSURE: FROM NOVEMBER 3, 2022 UNTIL END OF FEBRUARY 2023

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

Minimum necessary visiting time: approximately 30 minutes.
ANIMALS ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE GREEN AREA AND INSIDE THE STATUE.

WHAT’S ON

CRÈCHES AT THE AMBROSIANA<BR>FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE MUSEO DEL PRESEPIO OF DALMINE

Pinacoteca

CRÈCHES AT THE AMBROSIANA
FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE MUSEO DEL PRESEPIO OF DALMINE

From December 1st until the end of January, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana hosts a widespread exhibition of nativity scenes, coming from the Museo del Presepio of Dalmine

01/12/2022-31/01/2023
Exhibition
READING ROOM: OPENING TIMES DECEMBER 2022

Biblioteca

READING ROOM, OPENING TIMES DECEMBER 2022

Closed for holidays from December 7 to 11 and from December 27, 2022 to January 6, 2023 included

04/11/2022
NEWS
JEWELS OF GIULIO MANFREDI CELEBRATE RAPHAEL <br> SCHOOL OF LIGHT

Ambrosiana

JEWELS OF GIULIO MANFREDI CELEBRATE RAPHAEL
SCHOOL OF LIGHT

An art installation consisting of twenty-one drawings for twenty-one refined jewels, corresponding to twenty-one characters from Raphael's cartoon. Curated by Alberto Rocca and Arnaldo Colasanti.

16/09/2022-31/01/2023

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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