Museo del Novecento Milan
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Museo del Novecento


Good To Know
Italian modern art, from Futurism to Arte Povera
Offers unique views of the Piazza Duomo

Opened in 2010, the Museum of the 20th century is located right in the heart of Milan near the famous Duomo. Residing within the Palazzo dell’Arengario, it houses a dedicated exhibition displaying Milan’s superb collection of 20th century art.

The museum follows the timeline from the beginning of the century up until today and is a real gem for those fascinated by this period. On view are paintings by Picasso, Modigliani Mondrian, Kandinsky, Boccioni, Carrà, Soffici, de Chirico, Sironi, Martini, Morandi, Fontana, Manzoni and Kounellis to name a few.

The Palazzo dell’Arengario was transformed into the Museo del Novecento creating a sleek contemporary designed museum which magically blends with the historical surroundings in which it sits.

Within the vertical space of the tower, there is a system for ascending the structure by means of a spiral ramp leading from the underground level to the panoramic terrace where one can enjoy unique views of Piazza Duomo and its stunning cathedral. A suspended walkway connects the Arengario directly to the second floor of the Palazzo Reale and this discrete and minimalistic structure offers an attractive means of discovering the historical buildings that surround the museum.


Make your visit more enjoyable and buy your ticket online. That way you avoid the queues and are certain of your visit.

Practical Information

Piazza del Duomo, Milan, Italy
+39 02 884 4407
Opening Times
Monday 14:30 - 19:30
Tuesday 09:30 - 19:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 19:30
Thursday 09:30 - 22:30
Friday 09:30 - 19:30
Saturday 09:30 - 22:30
Sunday 09:30 - 19:30
How To Get There

Metro : Red line (1) or Yellow line (3) station: Duomo

Tram : 2, 3, 12, 14, 16, 19, 24, 27 (stop: Duomo) 15, 23 (stop: Piazza Fontana)

Bus : 60 stop: Piazza Diaz

Bike rental BikeMi station : 64 - Piazza Diaz

  • Disabled access
  • Cloakroom (including free lockers for personal effects)
  • Guided tours available in Italian, English, French, Spanish and German (tel: 02.43353522 – booking compulsory)

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