Palazzo Reale in Milan
Palazzo Reale in Milan seen from the Duomo

Palazzo Reale


Good To Know
Queues to enter the Palazzo Reale can be very long, especially during the summer and weekends. To avoid the queues buy your ticket online.

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 collections from around the world in collaboration with renowned museums and cultural institutions.

Practical Information

Piazza del Duomo 12, Milan, Italy
+39 02 8846 5236
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)

Bike rental BikeMi station : 1 - Piazza Duomo, 64 - Piazza Diaz, 102 - Via Arcivescovado

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Past Exhibitions

Édouard Manet, The Café Concert (1878)

Manet and Modern Paris

Palazzo Reale in Milan presents the exhibition Manet and Modern Paris (Manet e la Paragi Moderna) with one hundred paintings, drawings and prints by Édouard Manet and his contemporaries coming from the collection of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. The exhibition focuses on Manet’s observations … [read more]

Keith Haring, Untitled (1981)

Keith Haring: About Art

The exhibition Keith Haring: About Art at Palazzo Reale in Milan gives an overview of the career and works of the American artist and social activist whose visual language has become globally recognised. On display are 110 works from public and private collections from Europe, … [read more]

Katsushika Hokusai, The Great Wave Off Kanagawa (1830)

Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro

The exhibition Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro at Palazzo Reale in Milan includes more than 200 woodblock colour prints and illustrated books by the three Japanese masters, Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) and Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806). In five different sections, the visitor can learn about the … [read more]

Rubens, Christ and John the Baptist as children and two angels (1615/1620)

Peter Paul Rubens and the Birth of Baroque

The Rubens exhibition at the Palazzo Reale in Milan, Pietro Paolo Rubens e la nascita del Baroccois (Peter Paul Rubens and the Birth of Baroque), is dedicated to the work of the celebrated Flemish artist, Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), considered the precursor of European Baroque … [read more]

La Camera Astratta, Studio Azzuro (1987)

Studio Azzurro: Immagini Sensibili

Studio Azzurro is an Italian collective of media artists, founded in Milan in 1982 by Fabio Cirifino (photography), Paolo Rosa (visual arts and film) and Leonardo Sangiorgi (graphics and animation). Using the latest technologies, they create interactive environments that stimulate a dialogue between the spectator … [read more]

M.C. Escher, Hand with Reflecting Sphere (1935)


Palazzo Reale in Milan hosts a major exhibition of the works of M. C. Escher, including over 200 of his mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. M. C. Escher (1898-1972) was a Dutch graphic artist, recognised both for his contributions to the arts and mathematics. … [read more]

David LaChapelle, Gas Shell (2012)

2050. A Brief History of the Future

The exhibition 2050: Breve Storia del Futuro (A Brief History of the Future) at Palazzo Reale in Milan questions our future up to 2050 and enlightens our views on current and future social themes. The inspiration for the exhibition comes from the book A Brief … [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]

Fernand Khnopff, The Caress (1896)

Il Simbolismo

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]

Alfons Mucha, Pierres Précieuse (1900)

Alfons Mucha e le atmosfere Art Nouveau

The exhibition Alfons Mucha e le atmosfere Art Nouveau at Palazzo Reale in Milan recreates the elegant and sensual feeling of the era of Art Nouveau. At the centre of the exhibition are over 100 works by the Czech painter and decorative artist Alfons Mucha, … [read more]

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Portrait of a Young Woman (1530)

Da Raffaello a Schiele

The exhibition Da Raffaello a Schiele (From Raphael to Schiele) at Palazzo Reale brings to Milan works from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest. Included are 76 paintings from the Renaissance to the early 20th century, all masterpieces of European art. The … [read more]

Da Pompei, Casa del Granduca di Toscana

Mito e Natura

The exhibition Mito e Natura, dalla Grecia a Pompei  (Myth and Naure, from Greece to Pompei) at Palazzo Reale in Milan shows a selection of masterpieces from the ancient world, presenting a broad overview of the figurative production inspired by nature, landscape and the human shaping … [read more]

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #223 (1990)

La Grande Madre

La Grande Madre (The Great Mother) at Palazzo Reale in Milan explores the iconography of motherhood in the art and visual culture of the 20th and 21st centuries, from early avant-garde movements to the present. It traces the history of women’s empowerment, chronicling gender struggles, … [read more]

Lombard Art from Visconti to Sforza

Lombard Art from Visconti to Sforza

The exhibition Arte Lombarda dai Visconti agli Sforza (Lombard Art from Visconti to Sforza) at the Palazzo Reale in Milan reconstructs the extraordinary flourishing of the arts during the Visconti and Sforza dynasties, through a selection of paintings, sculptures and precious jewellery. This exhibition is … [read more]

Giotto, Polittico Baroncelli (1328) (detail)

Giotto, l’Italia. Da Assisi a Milano

The exhibition Giotto, l’Italia. Da Assisi a Milano (from Assisi to Milan) at the Palazzo Reale in Milan follows the footsteps of Giotto through the early decades of the 14th century. Giotto di Bondone (1266-1337) was an Italian painter and architect, born in Florence. He … [read more]

Matteo Rubbi, Carta del Cielo (2014)

Growing Roots – 15 years Furla Art Award

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Leonardo da Vinci - La Belle Ferronnière (1496)

Leonardo 1452–1519

In the year of the Expo 2015, the Palazzo Reale in Milan celebrates the genius of Leonardo da Vinci with the largest Da Vinci exhibition ever organised in Italy. The exhibition highlights Da Vinci’s ability to combine scientific thought with creative talent, art and technology. It … [read more]

Peter Lindbergh, El Mirage (1996)

The Cal – Collezione Pirelli

The exhibition The Cal – Collezione Pirelli at Palazzo Reale in Milan includes over 200 photographs that were taken for the famous Pirelli calendar. For more than 50 years the Pirelli calendar has interpreted social and cultural changes and has anticipated fashion trends, through the … [read more]

Midday in the Alps, Giovanni Segantini (1891)

Segantini – Il ritorno a Milano

The exhibition Segantini – Il ritorno a Milano (The Return to Milan) at Palazzo Reale in Milan covers the entire artistic life of Giovanni Segantini. From his adopted hometown Milan, where he attended classes at the Brera Academy, to the forefront of international exhibitions. Giovanni … [read more]

Self Portrait, Van Gogh (1887)

Van Gogh – l’Uomo e la Terra

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La Promenade, Marc Chagall (1918)

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La Tigre, Mimmo Rotella (1962)

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Madonna del Roseto, Bernardino Luini (1510)

Bernardino Luini e i Suoi Figli

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Merda d'Artista, Piero Manzoni (1961)

Piero Manzoni 1933-1963

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Beethoven Frieze, Klimt (1902)

Klimt – Alle Origini di un Mito

The exhibition Klimt – Alle Origini di un Mito (The Origins of a Legend) at the Palazzo Reale presents for the first time in Milan a selection of Klimt’s best known masterpieces, including Adam and Eve (1917), Judith II (1909), The Sunflower (1907) and Bewegtes … [read more]

Yellow-Red-Blue, Kandinsky (1925)

Kandinsky – La Collezione del Centre Pompidou

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Shot Blue Marilyn, Andy Warhol (1964)


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La Danaïde, Auguste Rodin (1889)

Rodin. Il Marmo, la Vita

The exhibition Rodin. Il Marmo, la Vita (original English title Rodin, Flesh and Marble) brings to the Palazzo Reale in Milan an extraordinary selection of works by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). Over 60 marble statues and preparatory studies are presented, many of them … [read more]

Number 27, Jackson Pollock (1950)

Pollock and The Irascibles

The exhibition Pollock e gli Irascibili – La Scuola di New York (Pollock and The Irascibles – The New York School) in the Palazzo Reale displays more than 60 paintings from the collection of the Whitney Museum in New York. It includes work by Jackson … [read more]

Helenio Herrera (Mago) and Nereo Rocco (Paròn)

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Alfred Hitchcock on the set of Psycho (1960)

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Guido Crepax - Valentina

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Gianni Berengo Gardin - Milano (1968)

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Wolf Vostell - Lipstick Bomber (1968)

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Modigliani - Elvire con Colletto Bianco (1918)

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