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“Great collection of works but a bit expensive”

Museo Poldi Pezzoli
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US$ 101.69*
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Tailormade Jewelry Guided Tour in Milan
Ranked #20 of 859 things to do in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Antwerp, Belgium
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“Great collection of works but a bit expensive”
Reviewed 31 May 2012

The museum features a great collection of paintings and furniture from the 16th century until the 19th century, packed closely together room after room. Still I had expected a little more given the price (and deceitfully long facade of the building).

There is a beautiful collection of clocks from the 18th / 19th century which in and on itself is almost worth the visit.

Not all texts inside are translated in English and I'm not entirely sure if there's an audio guide present - there were some indications inside but at the entrance there are no signs, nor were we offered any. The museum shop is very expensive.

Visited May 2012
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“What an amazing place!”
Reviewed 28 May 2012 via mobile

I am not so much an art fan but this museum was great. A glimpse at the architecture and a wide variety of displays. Well worth a visit.

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Blue Mountains NSW
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“Small but first rate collection”
Reviewed 21 May 2012

There is something particularly attractive in museums such as this which contain the personal collection of an individual or a family. This is fascinating, having all sorts of treasures in art as well as lace, glass, ceramics and ivories as well as jewels. Not to be missed, especially if you are in Milan ion a Monday when almost all other galleries are closed..

Visited May 2012
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Santa Fe, NM
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“Wonderful museum”
Reviewed 17 May 2012

Often overlooked, the collection is fantastic and the building of great interest. Also, during the several visits we have made, there has never been much of a crowd and so you can see everything virtually uninterrupted.

Visited May 2012
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Lewisville, Texas
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“Beauthiful, small private museum”
Reviewed 12 May 2012

This small, private museum well deserves its good TA ratings. It is housed in a former private mansion. For that reason, even many of the floors, ceilings, staircases, patios, etc are worth seeing. There is an excellent small collection of Renaissance through early 18th century paintings, porcelains, watches, stained glass, statues, and weapons and armor. There is also a very good audio guide (for a fee) of the more notable works.

It is certainly well worth an hour or two of your time. My wife, adult sons, and I all enjoyed it.

Visited April 2012
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