Colosso di San Carlo Borromeo | Ambrosiana-en
Sito ufficiale del Colosso di San Carlo Borromeo ad Arona sul Lago Maggiore. La Statua è alta circa 35 metri, altezza che può essere raggiunta salendo all’interno del Sancarlone, fino alla sua sommità. Attraverso alcuni gradini a chiocciola e poi una ripida scala alla marinara con protezione, si sale infatti fino alla testa del santo osservandone al contempo la struttura interna. Da qui è possibile guardare all’esterno tramite alcuni fori corrispondenti agli occhi, le narici, le orecchie del santo. Altre finestre si aprono all’altezza delle spalle consentendo di affacciarsi e di godere del notevole panorama circostante.
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Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana

The Honourable Ambrosiana Library

Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Sala Federiciana

The Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana (Honourable Ambrosiana Library), named after Saint Ambrogio, patron saint of Milan, was founded in 1607 by cardinal Federico Borromeo “for a universal service”. According to the Act of foundation of the Library, these words summarize the spirit of its founder, confirmed by the Pope’s act of 1608.

In 1604 archbishop Federico Borromeo had submitted to pope Clemente VIII his first project about the foundation of a big public library in Milan. His love for books came from the time he spent in Rome during his youth, where he had learnt about the importance of science and arts for a new evangelization through communication and study of modern culture.

His founder conceived the library as a centre for study and culture: in fact, he also opened the College of the Scholars, the School of Fine Arts and the Pinacotheque.

The cardinal collected for his Library a great number of codes in Greek, Latin, vernacular and many oriental languages. The Biblioteca Ambrosiana is one of the most important in Italy and in the world for the quantity and quality of its collections.

Eminent chief-librarians were Giuseppe RipamontiLudovico Antonio MuratoriGiuseppe Antonio Sassi, il cardinale Angelo MaiAntonio Maria Mercati e Achille Ratti, who became pope Pio XI.

Since 1624 and in obedience to cardinal Federico’s will, this important institution manages the complex of Saint Charles in Arona, composed by the Statue and by the Church of Saint Charles Borromeo.

La storica istituzione milanese dal 1624, per volere dello stesso cardinale Federico, gestisce il complesso sul colle di Arona, costituito dal Colosso e dalla Chiesa dedicata a San Carlo Borromeo.