La battaglia di Calatafimi, R. Legat (1860)
La battaglia di Calatafimi, R. Legat (1860)

Museo del Risorgimento

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Italian history, Italian Unification, Italian 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 has played an active role in helping to protect the memory of this important period of Italian history through its research and the organisation of a library and archives, considered among the most important in Italy today.

The rich collection of paintings, prints and memorabilia housed in the Museo del Risorgimento covers the period of Italian history between the first campaign of Napoleon Bonaparte in Italy in 1796 and the annexation of Rome to the Kingdom of Italy in 1870.

Since 1950 the museum has been housed in the 18th century Palazzo Moriggia, designed in 1755 by Giuseppe Piermarini in the Brera district of Milan.

Practical Information

Via Borgonuovo 23, Milan, Italy
+39 02 884 64180
Opening Times

The museum is closed during lunchtime from 13:00 to 14:00

Monday Closed
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30
Thursday 09:00 - 17:30
Friday 09:00 - 17:30
Saturday 09:00 - 17:30
Sunday 09:00 - 17:30
How To Get There

Metro : Green line (2) station: Lanza or Yellow line (3) station: Montenapoleone

Tram : 1

Bus : 43, 61, 94

Bike rental BikeMi station : 80 - Manzoni, 70 - Fatebenefratelli, 57 - Brera

  • Guided tours available on request
  • Disabled access

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