The communities each had their own cloister as well as their own tower.
From the atrium a narthex leads into nave, which has a high ribbed vault while the side aisles have groin vaulting.
Surviving foundations indicate it had two side aisles, a marble floor, a semicircular apse, and a four-columned baldacchino over the high altar.
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Noted for its medieval architecture, the Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio (Basilica of St. The church was built on a grand scale over an existing cemetery, next to the martyrium of St. Two local martyrs provided the necessary relics for the altar, and Ambrose was buried next to them after his death on April 4, 397.
Moreover, it was carved during Ambrose's lifetime and its themes may have been suggested by the bishop himself.
The tomb was probably commissioned by and for a high military official, who appears with his wife on the north side of the sarcophagus and again in a roundel on the lid.
The north side shows a banquet, which represents either the Last Supper or the meal celebrated by early Christians every Sunday.