Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
4.5
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Tuesday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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 Pinacoteca's expositive path, articulated in 24 rooms, we can admire some of the greatest masterpieces of all times, like The Musician by Leonardo, The Basket of Fruit by Caravaggio, The cartoon for the School of Athens by Raphael , the Adoration of the Magi by Titian, the Madonna del Padiglione by Sandro Botticelli and the magnificent Vases of Flowers by Jan Brueghel. The ideal end of the visit is the Biblioteca Ambrosiana's old 17th century reading room, the Federiciana Room, which is the frame for the Codex Atlanticus exhibition. PLEASE NOTE: Following the latest regulations of the Italian Government, from August 6, 2021 it will be necessary to show the green pass to be admitted. Complete info on our website.
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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
  • Duomo • 3 min walk
  • Cordusio • 4 min walk
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1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Family
Fabulous experience, for younger and older ones. And not so crowded

Perfect choice
Wished I had booked an audiobook
Written 8 January 2024
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Francesco Z
Latina, Italy1,031 contributions
Dec 2023 • Business
What amazing place. Plenty of values and arts. It has been filled of many thing. What historical and architecture place. I was lucky to have a really nice guide for a private event and it was amazing
Written 13 December 2023
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Airborne503
Raleigh, NC36 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
This was an absolutely excellent art museum , in my opinion, the best in Milan ! I’ve been to some of the best art museums in the world including The Louvre, Vatican and the Met in NYC and although this isn’t on the level of those but definitely fits only one rung below. The collection is excellent with the pinnacle being the DaVinci.
My only two cons is the layout of the museum and more importantly and the most frustrating is how dark it is. It’s so dark in some rooms I had to use my flashlight on my phone in order to be able to read the paintings descriptions.
Written 1 December 2023
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Aero3926
Midwest362 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Be sure to explore the website to plan your visit (you may want to review and/or print a map before your visit). The website has suggestions for visits of several different durations. Seeing da Vinci's codex was really interesting, and the display of Raphael's preliminary drawing and explanation of techniques was fascinating. You can certainly spend a long time here, but can also squeeze it in on a shorter schedule if necessary.
Written 4 November 2023
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Suenglish
San Francisco, CA132 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Remarkable collection in architecturally interesting buildings. Beautifully lighted. The Rafael cartoon is marvelous. Wish more information was in English.
Written 24 October 2023
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GastrodontUK
London, UK448 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
Quite near to the main square but hidden away. Arrived for 1000 opening and no queue so peaceful tour. Really interesting mix of internal architecture, superb art collection, sculptures and other items including Da Vinci's codex display. Highly recommended. Took the crypt tour as well worth a look. Several cafes nearby for coffee and reflection after.
Written 23 October 2023
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fitzhoyt
Maryville, TN994 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
This was very interesting. I especially loved the library part and looking at the Da Vinci sketches and drawings. It's worth the time to go there & tour around.
Written 12 October 2023
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Pieter
Cape Town, South Africa950 contributions
Yes it contain the Codex of Da Vinci, but the book is closed and they display some copies of a few pages from the original book. What is more remarkable is all the art work you can look at in the halls before you get to the liberary where the Codex is displayed.
Written 17 September 2023
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Dawn T
2 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
This was a lovely museum. To have such classic pieces so close was truly remarkable. And being able to view Da Vinci’s codex was truly amazing. I highly recommend paying for the audio guide and taking your time.
Written 13 September 2023
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AngieM301
Christchurch, New Zealand123 contributions
I was staying next door to the Pinacoteca so the hotel recommended I visit. I requested an audio guide which was 4 euros and came on an iPad which was cumbersome to carry but visually helpful with pictures, the text and a map. The staff were all very helpful in locating the rooms and there were lots of seats to sit and appreciate the amazing works of art. Seeing the original writings and drawings of Leonardo da Vinci was the final highlight. It was disappointing that the bookshop did not have any books in English on his life and works and very few books in English in general. I would recommend visiting if you are interested in the local artists even if you are not usually into art galleries as this is really something different and very well done.
Written 9 September 2023
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