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Pinacoteca Ambrosiana: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana was established in April 1618, when Cardinal Federico Borromeo donated his collection of paintings, drawings and statues to the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, which he had founded in 1607. Inside the...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Piazza Pio XI 2, 20123 Milan, Italy
Centro Storico
+39 390 280 6921
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is well worth the visit especially to see the Raphael Cartoon of a Vatican fresco- life size puzzle of multiple pages saved over the centuries-, the beautiful stain glass window, and of course the cool library where actual DaVinci manuscript pages are on display...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 1990jcc
Reviewed 4 September 2019

Alright, this is not the Uffizi (the Florence museum brimming with artistic treasures) but it harbors some gems that are very much worth seeing: Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of a musician; Raphael’s drawing-to-scale for the School of Athens fresco at the Vatican. Then there are...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank StuyvesantMama
Reviewed 16 August 2019

My husband, who tends not to love fine art museums, suggests that I title this review “Where to See Lucretia Borge’s Lock of Hair” because that was his favorite part of this unexpected, quirky museum. Whether you’re coming for the amazing display of a full-sized...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank kleic
Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

I wish I’d had more time as this place aS wonderful and there was so much to see from a wide variety of artists. It’s easy to maneuver around once you get the hang of the signs and it was peaceful and quiet. I was...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Searchin4Vacays
Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

Our guide from the Best of Milan recommended this to us as we walked nearby. The lighting of the paintings is amazing allowing easy photography with minimal reflection. The building is also very interesting and the library at the end is incredible. The audio guide...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank O1143CEdavidn
Reviewed 17 July 2019

The museum is an amazing place to see some old master painters and the works of Da Vinci. The Codex Atlantico is on display but most of it is about geometry and how building designs. It was neat to see it but it would be...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Photodude45
Reviewed 13 July 2019

While I would not classify this museum as a "must see" museum, it is worth at least an hour if you have time in your sightseeing schedule. Lucretia Borgia's hair was interesting as well as da Vinci's art and writing.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank vabudd
Reviewed 25 June 2019

This is one of my favourite museums. It has a fantastic collection of Breugels and you can view them up close to appreciate the fine detail. The library is also fabulous with a Da Vinci Codex on display.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank AlpUnicorn
Reviewed 24 June 2019

There are many good museums in Milan, and this is one. When we bought tickets to see The Last Supper they were selling only a Euro 25.50 ticket package that included not only timed admission to see The Last Supper, but also the Pinacoteca di...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Charles S
Reviewed 21 June 2019

This library has been preserving books and paintings and da VInci's work for a very long time. We have been to some of the finest art museums in the world. This place has done an amazing job preserving the colors and art of the Renaissance...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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17 April 2019|
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Response from scrib310 | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that at any time there are selected pages from the Codex on display in a room at the Ambrosiana. We were there in November 2018 and saw pages that included notes on musical instruments and a few sketchy... More
Russell B
14 March 2018|
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Response from nicolamanini | Reviewed this property |
I fully endorse westy54's answer: no need to book, just go there. A reduced fee is also available for selected categories, including holders of the Coop-supermarket-chain card!
Russell B
14 March 2018|
Response from dven8 | Reviewed this property |
About 15 euro, depending on your age and ticket package. You can buy them on line for a small fee, but this time of year there is no need to book ahead. Maybe in the summer you should.