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Church of Saint Ambrose
Built by Saint Ambrose in 379–386 the church was originally erected in an area outside of Milan. The city expanded vastly throughout the centuries eventually engulfing the Basilica. Today, it is located in the center of Milan near the Catholic University of Milan. Its sober Romanesque exterior may leave visitors surprised as, once inside, they will find a treasure trove of artefacts and relics, including the elaborate apse mosaics dating back to the 5th century to the altar, made entirely of gold, and an elaborately decorated sarcophagus dating back to the 4th century intended for a Roman general.

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