Imag­ine com­bin­ing a stroll through one of the most beau­ti­ful gar­dens in Mi­lan with a lit­tle cul­ture and an ap­pe­tiz­ing snack, im­mersed in a fairy­tale-like at­mos­phere. Villa Reale of­fers this and more!

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Dis­cover the dream­like at­mos­phere of Villa Reale, home to Mi­lan's Gallery of Mod­ern Art and the new LùBar

In Villa Reale's English gar­den – an au­then­tic oa­sis of peace – you'll find one of the most pres­ti­gious master­pieces of Neo-clas­si­cal Lom­bard ar­chi­tec­ture. Shrouded in an aura of dis­creet el­e­gance, the Villa's 18th-cen­tury rooms blend har­mo­niously with the more than 4,000 works (paint­ings and sculp­tures) com­pris­ing the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion of GAM-Mi­lan's Gallery of Mod­ern Art. The dis­play of works fea­tured on its first and se­cond floors, rang­ing from Neo-clas­si­cism to Ro­man­ti­cism and Sym­bol­ist art, in­clude master­pieces by artists like Boc­cioni, Modigliani, ToulouseLautrec, Manet, Pi­casso and Van Gogh. The gallery's per­ma­nent col­lec­tion is en­hanced by tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions, which are hosted on the ground floor. Please note that vis­i­tors ac­cess­ing GAM an hour be­fore clos­ing time will be granted free ad­mis­sion. Af­ter vis­it­ing the gallery, you can en­joy a re­gen­er­at­ing aper­i­tivo in Villa Reale's an­cient orangerie, at LùBar, a new Mi­lanese lo­cale for con­nois­seurs of taste. Orig­i­nally con­ceived as an itin­er­ant food vend­ing op­er­a­tion by si­b­lings Lu­crezia, Lu­cilla and Lu­dovico Bonac­corsi, LùBar has now been trans­formed into a bistro of­fer­ing a mouth­wa­ter­ing se­lec­tion of Si­cil­ian spe­cial­ties. Bite-size ‘arancini' (fried rice balls) and ‘pan­elle' (Si­cil­ian frit­ters) make an ideal ac­com­pa­ni­ment to the cock­tails served at Happy hour, which lasts un­til 7.30pm (no reser­va­tions ac­cepted). In ad­di­tion to cock­tails, the venue of­fers a se­ries of unique day-long din­ing op­tions, start­ing at 8am and end­ing at mid­night. A great place for a quick, healthy break­fast, an in­for­mal lunch, a pic­turesque din­ner and ev­ery­thing in-be­tween, LùBar is the new go-to des­ti­na­tion for those in search of a so­phis­ti­cated, ro­man­tic am­bi­ence. >> Via Pale­stro, 16. M1 Pale­stro GAM and LùBar are both closed on Mon­day. www.gam-mi­lano.com www.lubarstreet­food.com

GAM - Gal­le­ria d'Arte Moderna

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