Guided tour of the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, the presbytery, the Sacello di San Vittore in ciel d’Oro: an unusual perspective of the Basilica from the Sacrario dei Caduti.
Those taking part in this guided tour immediately discover that St. Ambrose was anything but an ordinary figure.

Our “Sant’Ambroeus”

St. Ambrose is the patron saint of Milan. He is an “awkward and unexpected” saint, as Dario Fo defines him in his work “Sant’Ambrogio e l’invenzione di Milano“. Our professional guides have studied in depth to try and convey as best as possible the character of the bishop closest to the hearts of the Milanese, pious and spiritual, but also a man of contradictions. During the guided tour, we will learn about the Basilica and its important history stretching back more than a thousand years. Besides, it is hardly surprising that this basilica is the second symbol of Milan after the Duomo and it is one of the finest examples of Lombard Romanesque architecture and the destination of other cultural itineraries we offer, such as the highly appreciated Paleo-Christian Milan.

The treasures of the Basilica

The basilica has two treasures: the altar by Vuolvinio and the Sacello di San Vittore.
Our qualified tourist guide will welcome you under the typical gabled façade. From here the guided tour
will lead you through the splendid treasures of the Basilica; we will then go to visit the portico, with the two bell towers, and the interior, with the naves, the choir and the splendid golden altar by Vuolvinio. It will not be difficult to plunge into the legends and hidden mysteries that impregnate every stone of this ancient and enchanting place.
We like to offer the guided tours of the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio from a perspective that is always different and special, recounting its history and architecture, looking for the most unusual capitals, visiting the Sacello di San Vittore in ciel d’oro or going down into the crypt.
Few people know that behind the Basilica there is the Sacrario dei Caduti Milanesi (Shrine to the Milanese War Dead), also called the Tempio della Vittoria, in the centre of Milan. This white building, dedicated to the memory of Milanese who died in war, was designed by the architect Giovanni Muzio in the early 1930s, then enlarged and extended on three underground floors in 1973, designed by Mario Baccini.
The Sacrario ai caduti will be one of the original stopping places on our guided tours.

From cost:
€ 13.50
About 90 minutes
Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start of the tour
Meeting point:
Piazza Sant'Ambrogio, in front of the church


Interior and exterior of the Saint Ambrose Basilica

What awaits you:

  • Guided tour by Neiade Tour & Events by qualified guides in Italian
  • Radio headset to hear our guide better (guaranteed when 16 people are reached)
  • Neiade Membership Card and stamps to collect for a free guided tour
  • Small groups of a maximum of 25-30 people

Please remember:

We ask you to wear clothing that is respectful of the place (cover your shoulder and knees)

Covid-19 Protocol

To participate, it is NOT necessary having the GREEN PASS, because the tour is completely outdoor.

A few simple measures to keep everyone safe and to enjoy the tour with complete peace of mind

  • It is compulsory to wear a mask (possibly surgical or certified) that covers the nose and mouth
  • A distance of at least 1 metre between participants is compulsory, which is made easy by the use of our microphone system, made up of devices which are disinfected after each use and disposable headsets.
  • Sharing objects with other participants on the tour or with the guide is prohibited.
  • Participation of anyone showing symptoms of flu or quo is in quarantine is prohibited
  • If in the 14 days following the tour a participant were to show symptoms that can be attributed to a Covid infection, they must contact Neiade Tour & Events ( to that all the other participants can be informed.

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    You can cancel or move the booking up to the 10th day before the visit; up to the 5th day 50% of the price will be withheld; from the 4th day before the visit the booking is agreed as confirmed.

    The visit is confirmed when the minimum number of participants is reached. Otherwise the ticket will be reimbursed.

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