Sant' Ambrogio, a fine court yarded church said to contain the remains of two Milanese early-Christian martyrs. A good Romanesque facade and a pleasing interior.
The famous gold altar was a little distant to appreciate fully. Our search for the Chapel of St. Vittore eventually leads us to the entry to the Treasury.
This, it turns out, is all part of the same area. There is a reduced price for senior citizens of the EU (later places are to be entirely free for the same group) so take great advantage of this. if it applies The man is really helpful, explaining where the gold-domed ceiling can be found and putting on the ceiling light. The tessarae are tiny and the face is rather high & small to photograph with our digital camera - we've found it doesn't do well at lower light conditions.
We must move on the Leonardo, so a quick look at Bramante's cloister that is just outside the door & we cross the road - San Vittore then up to Corso Magenta to Santa Maria.
The church of Sant'Ambrogio honores the patron saint of Milan as a bishop of the city in the IVth century. It was first built in the year 379 although after it was built on Romanic Style on the Xth century.
Just on the inside of the third pier on the left there is a bronze serpent on a short column. Legend has it that the serpent was cast by Moses.
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