Over 20,000 visitors in Crypt of San Sepolcro of Milan
Always closer to the finish line for restoration work
Reopened after fifty years, the Church’s Crypt of San Sepolcro, an extraordinary artistic and archaeological monument in the heart of ancient Milan, the true fulcrum of the Roman civitas that San Carlo Borromeo called the navel of the city, is receiving a great interest from public.
n just six months, in fact, it had over 20,000 visitors who have often benefited from initiatives organized by Cripta’s Managing Director, MilanoCard.
Among these, particularly appreciated were the theatralized visits From Jerusalem to Mediolanum. At the origins of the Crypt between History and Legend, guided night-time tours with a lantern light, or Apician Aperitif, organized within the Milan Roman Forum, adjacent to the Crypt of San Sepolcro and under the same management.
The Crypt of San Sepolcro is currently included in the urban area, between Piazza Pio XI, Piazza San Sepolcro and Via della Zecca, and is located alongside the architectural complex which includes the Ambrosiana Library.
The place that includes the church covers the central area of the ancient Mediolanum perfectly. Leonardo da Vinci, fascinated by the beauty and symbolic value of the site, in its mapping of Milan’s “bird-flying”, took the San Sepolcro temple as its center.
Thanks to the revenues from the sale of Crypt’s ticket, the restoration work is getting closer and they will see different areas of the Hypogean Church. A good example of how to recover monuments with the support of visitors.