Museums in Milan
Iconic museum sites
How many museums in Milan? Milan renews itself practically every day and new museums open as well as new high-rises grow. It’s exciting, and it keeps us busy wondering around. But don’t miss the icons!
Museums in Milan, starting from…
To start with, Brera Art Gallery is THE place to see, not only because it displays the very best of Renaissance, including Raffaello, Piero della Francesca, Andrea Mantegna, just to quote some, but also because it is moving forward in a really exciting way: new set-up, new colours, new spaces!
As the city centre is not that big, also museums are not far from each other. A stone’s throw from Brera is the Scala Opera House Museum, a must-see for passionate music lovers; it also allows the access to the main foyer of the theatre and offers a breath-taking view on the stage, the orchestra pit and the entire parterre.*
Right beside the Scala Opera House, Gallerie d’Italia offer a journey through the 19th and 20th century Italian art and beauty, while Poldi Pezzoli Museum, housed in the owner’s former apartments along via Manzoni, is a real discovery: Pollaiolo, Botticelli, Mantegna, Piero della Francesca and Bellini are just some of the superb artworks it displays.
Not far from the above mentioned, is the Duomo Museum, nestled on the side of Palazzo Reale, and completely renovated just a couple of years ago. And then, last but not least, the Ambrosiana Art Gallery, founded by enthusiastic art lover and culture driven Cardinal Federico Borromeo at the beginning of the 17th century, is house to Caravaggio’s Fruit Basket and Leonardo’s Atlantic Codex.
*depending on rehearsals and theatre activities.
If you prefer contemporary, enjoy a visit to beautiful Museo del 900, the latest public museum in town, born in year 2010 to host the modern collections of Milan and Lombardy. And eventually, if you are not afraid to push yourself further, don’t miss Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, established in 2004 and devoted to contemporary.
Already been everywhere? Here’s a little intriguing one: Casa Museo Mangini Bonomi at via dell’Ambrosiana 20.
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