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Museo Poldi Pezzoli

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Address: Via Alessandro Manzoni 12, 20121 Milan, Italy
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+39 390 279 4889
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10:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 18:00
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This fine museum houses an exquisite collection of art, furnishings and...

This fine museum houses an exquisite collection of art, furnishings and historic arms, including Antonio Pollaiuolo's "Portrait of a Lady," which has become an icon for Milan's own style and elegance.

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Small Museum but well worth a visit

I went there specifically to see a painting, but was told it was in NYC. Guess I did not do my homework. Very friendly staff and I highly recommend.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I went there specifically to see a painting, but was told it was in NYC. Guess I did not do my homework. Very friendly staff and I highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

A private collection of art(paintings, sculpture, furniture, arms) formed in the 19th century now owned by the city. The museum features world-class items in a beautiful location.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We had no idea what this museum had to offer and planned on about an hour. Needless to say it was fantastic with all types of paintings, art, furniture, statues, sculptures, tile floors and an unbelievable collection of armor and weapons used by the knights of the 17th/18th centuries. The really neat thing is this was a palace/residence so there... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

In the heart of the 'centro storico' (historical centre) this nobleman's house from the XIX Century, Poldi Pezzoli, has a patrimony of treasures collected by himself, difficult to imagine. I particularly found very interesting the old watch collection or timekeeping devices that worked with the solar shade. Not to name the jewellery, the antique furniture, the paintings, the crystals,the weaponry....and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

A real gem of a museum hidden away in a backyard. Beautiful old house and an interesting art collection with some paintings from the greatest italian painters like Botticelli. Highly recommend a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Visiting this museum was a great pleasure for an art lover like myself. I recommend to spend a few hours here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

On Via Manzoni, this old mansion hosts an interesting art collection with mainly paintings some of which are from the greatest painters of Italian history. to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Just around the corner basically from La Scala is the Museo Poldi Pezzoli, one of the finest formerly private collections in Milan. Rooms are laid out very nicely, with good signage to guide patrons through the maze (there are some points where you go outside the building or up and down stairs). The Museo is not limited to painting, like... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Lovely museum near La Scala. The room are very beautiful, decorated with impressive art, and there is also an outstanding weaponry collection.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This museum, though not very famous, is a must for art lovers! It's an amazing collection of paintings (mostly 14th and 15th century), precious objects (china, sculptures, watches etc.) in a beautiful 19th century appartement.

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Staying in Centro Storico

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Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
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