History in Milan

Museums

Casa Manzoni in Milan

Casa Manzoni

Casa Manzoni is an 18th-century palace at the historical centre of Milan and the home of the famous Italian poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni between 1813 and his death in 1873. Manzoni is famous for his historical novel I Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed), considered as … [read more]

Museo Archeologico Milan

Museo Archeologico

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The Civico Museo Archeologico di Milano (Civic Archaeological Museum of Milan) is housed within a complex which does justice to its current function: the ex-convent of the Monastero Maggiore combined with the church of San Maurizio, founded in the 8th-9th century. The inner cloisters reveal the … [read more]

Migliara Giovanni, Veduta di Piazza del Duomo in Milano (1819)

Museo del Duomo

Museo del Duomo (Duomo Museum) is the museum of Milan’s striking cathedral and relates to and reveals its history and art, as well as the activity of the “Veneranda Fabbrica” (Venerable Factory). The Factory was established in 1387, by Gian Galeazzo Vis­conti, with the aim … [read more]

La battaglia di Calatafimi, R. Legat (1860)

Museo del Risorgimento

The Museo del Risorgimento (Museum of the Resurgence) – referring to the Unification of Italy – originated when a large collection of relics and documents about the Risorgimento were first brought together for the 1884 Italian General Exhibition in Torino. Since its creation, the museum … [read more]

Museo Martinitt e Stelline Milan

Museo Martinitt e Stelline

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The Martinitt and Stelline Museum tells the moving story of Milan’s orphans and how they were looked after by the city throughout the past centuries. The use of multimedia allows the vistor to interact and brings the fascinating story to life. The name of the museum … [read more]

Teatro alla Scala - Milan

Museo Teatrale alla Scala

The Museo Teatrale alla Scala (Scala Theatre Museum) is located inside the famous Teatro alla Scala opera house, one of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the world. The museum covers Italian theatrical history in general, as well as the history of the opera … [read more]