MU­SE­UMS & EX­HI­BI­TION SITES

Where Milan - - SIGHTSEEING -

Gal­lerie d’Italia-Pi­azza Scala

MUST-SEE The Gal­lerie d'Italia-Pi­azza Scala are housed in three his­toric build­ings over­look­ing Mi­lan's el­e­gant via Man­zoni, pi­azza della Scala and via Morone. Two build­ings host mas­ter­pieces of 19th cen­tury Ital­ian art from the col­lec­tions of Fon­dazione Cariplo and In­tesa San­paolo: the op­u­lent Neo-clas­si­cal rooms of Palazzo An­guis­sola and the 19th cen­tury Palazzo Brentani. A new sec­tion was re­cently opened in the Palazzo hous­ing Mi­lan's his­toric Banca Com­mer­ciale in Pi­azza della Scala and fea­tures 20th cen­tury mas­ter­pieces from the In­tesa San­paolo col­lec­tions. Open: Tues-Sun 9.30am-7.30pm. Thurs 9.30am-10.30pm. Closed on Mon­day. Full price ticket €10. www.gal­leried­i­talia.com. Pi­azza della Scala, 6. T: 800.167619. M1-M3 Duomo, M3 Mon­tenapoleone. Map F4 MUDEC – Mu­seum of Cul­tures

Lo­cated in­side an old in­dus­trial build­ing that was for­merly part of the An­saldo com­plex, MUDEC is a multi-dis­ci­plinary hub ded­i­cated to cul­tures of the world, fea­tur­ing dif­fer­ent spa­ces that of­fer vis­i­tors a mul­ti­plic­ity of cul­tural pro­pos­als and ser­vices, spread out over 17,000 sq.m.: rooms host­ing the mu­seum's col­lec­tion and tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions, an au­di­to­rium, a bistrot, a de­sign store, a cafe­te­ria, a con­cept store, a restau­rant, a li­brary, work­shops, a ju­nior space, Academy24 and a car park. Open Mon 2.30pm-7.30pm; Tues, Wed, Fri, Sun 9.30am-7.30pm; Thurs, Sat 9.30am-10.30pm. Free un­til 31 Au­gust 2017. www.mudec.it. T: 02 54917. Via Tor­tona, 56. M2 Porta Gen­ova. Map C6

Museo del Nove­cento

One of the youngest mu­se­ums in the city, ly­ing ad­ja­cent to the Duomo, hosts more than 400 20th cen­tury mas­ter­pieces of Ital­ian and in­ter­na­tional art – rang­ing from Fon­tana to Picasso – at the re­cently re­fur­bished Palazzo dell'Aren­gario. Don't miss a sight of Pi­azza Duomo from the “Sala Fon­tana”. Mon 2.30pm-7.30pm; Tues-Wed-Fri and Sun 9.30am-7.30pm; Thurs-Sat 9.30am-10.30pm. Full ticket €10. Tourist Mu­se­umCard (3-day pass for un­lim­ited ac­cess to Civic Mu­se­ums in Mi­lan): €12. www.museodel­nove­cento.org. Pi­azza Duomo. T: 02 88444061. M1-M3 Duomo. Map F5

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tec­nolo­gia Leonardo da Vinci

Housed in a 16th cen­tury monastery, this is one of the most im­por­tant mu­se­ums of sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy in the world. Its col­lec­tions ex­plore the re­la­tion­ship be­tween men and ma­chines start­ing from the in­ge­nious in­ven­tions of the world fa­mous Leonardo da Vinci. Open Tues-Fri 9.30am-5.00pm; Sat, Sun and Hol­i­days 9.30am6.30pm. Full ticket €10 ( FREE WITH ) + Guided tour in­side the En­rico Toti sub­ma­rine €8. www.museo­scienza.org. Via San Vit­tore, 21. T: 02 48555558. M2 Sant'Am­bro­gio. Map D5

Museo Teatrale alla Scala

Founded in 1913, it re­cently un­der­went an im­por­tant makeover and is ded­i­cated to the his­tory of the fa­mous Mi­lan Opera House with a vast col­lec­tion of mu­si­cal in­stru­ments and doc­u­ments ded­i­cated to fa­mous mu­si­cians, in­clud­ing Verdi and Toscanini. Vis­i­tors can look into the the­atre, pro­vided there are no re­hearsals, or admire the “ma­chine” that gives stage di­rec­tions. Open Mon-Sun (ex­cept hol­i­days) 9am-12.30am/1.30pm-5.30pm. Full ticket €6. Museo Teatrale alla Scala + Museo Poldi Pez­zoli €9 (Mon­day only). www.teatroal­las­cala.org. Largo A. Ghir­inghelli, 1 cor­ner of Pi­azza della Scala. T: 02 88792473. T: 02 7423. M1-M3 Duomo, M3 Mon­tenapoleone. Map F4 FREE WITH

Pi­na­coteca di Br­era

Opened to the public in 1809, the Pi­na­coteca di Br­era is lo­cated in the Neo-clas­si­cal build­ing of the same name which also houses other cul­tural in­sti­tu­tions in­clud­ing the Braidense Li­brary, the Astro­nom­i­cal Ob­ser­va­tory, the Botan­i­cal Gar­dens, the Isti­tuto Lom­bardo Ac­cademia di Scienze e Let­tere and the Academy of Fine Arts. The Pi­na­coteca hosts one of the most spec­tac­u­lar col­lec­tions of art in Italy. The new lay­outs of its rooms is sched­uled for com­ple­tion by 2018. Open Tues-Sun 8.30am-7.15pm (Thurs 8.30am-10.15pm, the en­trance price is 2 euro start­ing from 6pm un­til 10.15pm - ticket of­fice clo­sure at 9.40pm). Full ticket price €10. pina­cote­cabr­era.org. Via Br­era, 28. T: 02 722631. M2 Lanza, M3 Mon­tenapoleone. Map F3 FREE WITH

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