Museo Poldi Pezzoli
Milano - Via Manzoni 12
Salone dorato, Milano, Museo Poldi Pezzoli. Foto di Andrea Livio Volpato.
A treasure trove in the heart of Milan, created by the passionate art collector Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli (1822-1879): this is the Poldi Pezzoli Museum, one of the most important and famous house-museums in the world.
Next to the Scala theatre and the fashion district, the house-museum, beloved by the Milanese and international public, opened in 1881. It fascinates not only for the charm of its rooms, evoking the past (from medieval times to the 18th century up to the Armoury by the contemporary artist Arnaldo Pomodoro), but also for the variety and richness of its collections. The Museum hosts masterpieces by old masters (Piero della Francesca, Pollaiuolo, Botticelli, Mantegna, Giovanni Bellini, Canaletto, Guardi, Tiepolo…), sculpture, arms and armour, clocks and sundials, jewels, porcelain, glass, furniture, lace and embroidery: more than 5000 extraordinary objects from antiquity to the 19th century suspended in a magical atmosphere.
MUSEO POLDI PEZZOLI
Via Manzoni 12 - 20121 Milano
Opening hours: Wednesday through Monday : 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm
Closed on: Tuesday