Middle Ages Milan walking tour
A taste of milanese history in 1 up to 3 hours
Milan is the most cosmopolitan and creative city in Italy, yet, the past is all around you if you know where to look. Acanto’s Middle Ages Milan walking tour concentrates on the gems of the Medieval city, stating with the church of Saint Ambrose, the Market Place and the Duomo Cathedral.
Saint Ambrose church and the golden altar
Ambrose is the patron saint in Milan, and also was its bishop during the 4th century, as well as the builder of 4 churches surrounding the city. Among them, the Basilica Martyrum, later renamed in his honour, Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio. Since its early christian origins the church has been restored and transformed several times and it is now considered the model for all lombard Romanesque churches, overflowing with medieval stone reliefs and house to the amazing golden altar, a unique work of art, dating back to the 9th century.
The Medieval Market Place: Piazza dei Mercanti
On the way to the city centre, the brick made Palazzo della Ragione was the beating heart of medieval town, and its administrative headquarter since year 1233. Built at the centre of Piazza dei Mercanti, it gives the area an unusual shape, still recalling the original layout: the square was once accessible only through 6 entrance gates open along the perimeter of the surrounding buildings.
Only few more steps and the Duomo, the largest and most impressive gothic cathedral in the world will finally reveal itself. Yes, its construction started in 1386, making it a true medieval monument, but then… well, it’s a long story!
Personalise your Middle Ages Milan walking tour
Would you like to see more? This tour could also include the roof climb of the cathedral.
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