Top Museums in Milan

Palazzo Reale in Milan

Palazzo Reale


The Palazzo Reale in Milan, a former royal palace with its large halls, refined furnishings and sweeping staircase, is today an important exhibition venue and cultural centre. With a space of 7,000 square metres, it regularly displays modern and contemporary art works including many famous … [read more]

Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper (1498)

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper


Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper (in Italian Il Cenacolo) requires very little introduction since it is one of the most famous works of art in the world, made even more famous by Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code. The mural painting is located in … [read more]

Pinacoteca di Brera Milan

Pinacoteca di Brera


The Pinacoteca di Brera (Brera Art Gallery) houses one of the main art collections of Renaissance art in Italy with over 500 works dating from the 14th- 20th century. Opened to the public in 1809, it is situated in a beautiful 17th century building alongside … [read more]

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana Milan

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana


One of the oldest cultural institutions in Milan and founded in 1618 by Cardinal Federico Borromeo, the Ambrosiana Gallery houses a permanent collection of fine paintings, sculptures, etchings and drawings donated by Borromeo himself. Adjoining the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, a historic library in Milan containing works … [read more]

Museo delle Culture – MUDEC, Milan

Museo delle Culture – MUDEC


Museo delle Culture (Museum of Cultures), or MUDEC, is the latest addition to the museum landscape of Milan. It is a centre dedicated to interdisciplinary research on the cultures of the world, and focuses on the relationship of these cultures with the city of Milan. … [read more]

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Top Exhibitions in Milan

“Stephanie, Cindy, Christy, Tatjana, Naomi, Hollywood, 1989” by Herb Ritts

Herb Ritts

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The exhibition Herb Ritts at Palazzo della Ragione Fotografia is the first retrospective in Milan of the late American fashion photographer Herb Ritts. Ritts (1952-2002) became famous for his black-and-white fashion and nude photographs of supermodels, best represented by his group photo of Stephanie Seymour, … [read more]

Fernand Khnopff, The Caress (1896)

Il Simbolismo

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The exhibition Il Simbolismo at Palazzo Reale in Milan brings together Symbolist art by Italian and foreign artists. On display are more than 100 paintings, sculptures and graphics, on loan from major European museum and private collections. Symbolism is an art movement that started around … [read more]

Umberto Boccioni, Elasticity (1912)

Umberto Boccioni: Genio and Memoria

With the exhibition Genio and Memoria (Genius and Memory), Palazzo Reale in Milan celebrates Umberto Boccioni (1882-1916), one of the main representatives of Futurism and undisputed star of the Italian Avant-garde. Boccioni’s brilliant manner of visually representing dynamics and his research on the relationship between … [read more]

Women in Italian Design – XXI Triennale in Milan

Women in Italian Design

The Triennale Design Museum is part of the Triennale di Milano and dedicated solely to Italian design. Every year the exhibition is renewed and focuses on a different aspect or period. The ninth edition has the title Women in Italian Design and explores one of … [read more]

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