Gallerie d’Italia
Gallerie d’Italia
4.5
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
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The area
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Neighbourhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Montenapoleone • 5 min walk
  • Cordusio • 5 min walk
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Elélé
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Nice place to visit. Cheap (as -25 years old in Avril 2023 we payed 3€ each). A quiet place with few people, and lot of paintings to see. There also is a cloakroom for people like us who had a lot of luggages. It displays paintings and explanation about the history of Milan.
Written 30 April 2023
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Nubus
Copenhagen, Denmark466 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
A very nice collection of works bought by an Italian bank. Obviously unobtrusive and classic in style. Many works of Antonio Canova and Umberto Boccioni so do make sure to read about those and the other artists in their collection before you go. The problem with having art selected by country is that the works don't connect to anything. Paintings and sculptures transcend countries. You need to connect the dots to what you have seen in other museums and know what happened in 1890, 1910, 1970 etc. But for a deep-dive into Italian art this museum is worth a visit. It is however not for beginners.

One tip... the cost of the ticket is so low that you can decide what you want to see. If you really don't care about Canova then you can easily skip half of the galleries. It will still be worth a visit.
Written 8 April 2023
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Timothy M
San Francisco, CA292 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
This is a small art museum in a converted bank building. It contains some excellent art works that have been thoughtfully laid out. Definitely worth a visit. Very near the Duomo and across the street from the SCALA theater.
Written 3 March 2023
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John S
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We were very impressed on our visit. The building itself and the works inside are equally impressive.
Written 22 November 2021
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MARTINRAYC
Chadds Ford, PA261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The outdoor visual open air gallery is amazing to feel and take in this one of a kind art of the structure plus enjoy the high end global shopping stores indoors of the outdoor mall. This is the oldest mall in Italy. The global tourist and locals that visit the site is astonishing and worth a visit. The Opera house- is not too far the Cathedral and the Gallerie D'Italia . Enjoy
Written 4 April 2020
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HongKong1234
Hong Kong, China390 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
In a converted Bank Building in La Scala Square with several
connecting buildings and gardens.
The painting is the Vault are only NOT open to view everyday,
and please check with the Museum for hours before going.
Written 26 January 2020
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HoneyD337
Salisbury, UK557 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We saw a queue and joined it! The sculpture exhibition was fabulous - beautifully lit and displayed and all the information was in English and Italian. Just how an exhibition should be. Other exhibits were also very good and very well displayed. Do go outside to the garden exhibition - well worth looking at in the dark. Truly a great experience
Written 21 January 2020
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Brun066
Florence, Italy12,744 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The "Gallerie d'Italia" term applies in this case in Milan, but in reality the branch of Piazza della Scala in Milan is only one of the seats, and the youngest: two other seats are open in Naples and Vicenza.
"Gallerie d’Italia" is a cultural initiative promoted by the "Intesa San Paolo" banking group, existing since 2007 as a result of numerous mergers between pre-existing banks, and today the first one in Italy.
Among the banks that were incorporated into the group shortly before 2007 there is the "Banca Commerciale Italiana" (Commercial Italian Bank), a financial institution that has an essential role in the economic evolution of Italy during the twentieth century, and also a role of strong cultural promotion. In this regard, the action of an outstanding individuality of "humanist banker", Raffaele Mattioli, who was CEO of the Bank, then president, almost uninterruptedly from 1933 to 1972, is fundamental.
The Banca Commerciale Italiana from the beginning of the twentieth century was housed in the building now home to the "Galleries", which is located on the north side of Piazza della Scala. The building, by the architect Luca Beltrami (among other things rebuilder of the Castello Sforzesco's main tower) stands out with its white marble mass, featuring neoclassical forms, and contributing to strongly characterize the square, together with the famous Teatro alla Scala and with "Palazzo Marino", soberly baroque, seat of the Milan municipality since 1861.
Actually, the Milanese headquarters of the "Gallerie d’Italia" don't only occupy the former building of the Banca Commerciale; but also two more famous contiguous palaces, Palazzo Anguissola Antona Traversi and Palazzo Brentani, which align their main facades along the nearby via Manzoni.
The last two buildings, however, are home to the permanent collections of the "Galleries". On the other hand, in my recent visit to Milan, I only visited a temporary exhibition, which occupies the former building of the Banca Commerciale. Here the sumptuous central hall of the former bank and some smaller surrounding rooms house the exhibitions.
The exhibition is dedicated to the comparison between the two greatest European neoclassical sculptors, Antonio Canova (1757-1822) and Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844). It includes not only some fundamental works by the two sculptors, which can be contemplated for the first time together, but also a powerfully informative, convincing and fascinating reconstruction of their biographical and artistic history, in an appropriate historical context.
By this exhibition, along with other splendid contemporary exhibitions, and by the permanent artistic collections of the city, Milan is once again confirmed as the beacon of figurative culture in Italy.
Written 1 January 2020
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kastrup2016
Copenhagen, Denmark199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We travelled to Milano specifically to see this exhibition as I worked at Thorvaldsens Museum in Copenhagen for over a decade and wished to see the two sculptors' works side by side. A once in a lifetime experience as it has never been done before and goodness knows if it will be repeated. Expectations were high and I am delighted to say that this exhibition was absolutely fabulous.
Everything about it was perfect; lighting, placement of the works, accompanying texts, audioguide, you name it, it was excellent. Works are on loan from England, Russia, Poland,Denmark, Italy of course and other countries.
Marble can be seen as a cold medium but the statues came to life in this beautifully orchestrated masterpiece of an exhibition. It is fascinating to see how the rivals tackled the given subjects.. Thorvaldsen with a cool, Nordic approach, Canova with a passionate, often humorous twist. Compare the portrait busts of Napoleon.. absolutely fascinating!
Don't miss this if you are in Milano, it is breath-taking.
Photography is allowed but only of certain works; privately owned ones generally have a sign denying the right to take pictures.
There is an excellent coffeeshop/restaurant adjacent to the museum.
Gallerie d'Italia, thank you for a wonderful experience!
Written 5 December 2019
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chr2222
Arlington, VA127 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We enjoyed the museum's Canova and Thorvaldsen exhibit. It includes ample sculptures by both artists. The arrangement of the works was very well done. We also appreciated explanations regarding the works and lives of the artists. The museum itself is attractive.
Written 2 December 2019
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