Pinacoteca Ambrosiana Milan
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Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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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 by Homer plus Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Codex Atlanticus, the gallery includes highlights such as the Adoration of the Kings by Titian, the Madonna of the Pavilion by Botticelli, the Preliminary Cartoon for the School of Athens by Raphael, the Basket of Fruit by Caravaggio and the Portrait of a Musician by Leonardo da Vinci.

The building housing the museum is magnificent and is a work of art in itself.

Practical Information

Address
Piazza Pio XI 2, Milan
Phone
+39 02 806 921
Website
Opening Times
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.

Closed on 1 January, Easter, 1 May, and 25 December

How To Get There

Metro : Red line (1) station: Cordusio

Tram : 1, 2, 12, 14 (stop: Cordusio) 3 (stop: Duomo)

Bike rental BikeMi station : 45 - via Cantù

Facilities
  • Audio-guide in Italian and English

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