Am­brosiana Pic­ture Gallery

The Am­brosiana pic­ture gallery con­tains sev­eral ex­quis­ite works of art from the 15th through 17th cen­turies and in­cludes “The Mu­si­cian”, at­trib­uted to Leonardo, Raphael's car­toon for the “School of Athens” fresco and Car­avag­gio's “Bas­ket of Fruit”. Don't miss the "Leonardo da Vinci tour" or­ga­nized by Zani Vi­aggi (www.zanivi­ Open Tues-Sun 9am-7pm. Ad­mis­sion fee €15, €10 for the ad­ja­cent Bra­mante Sacristy, €20 for group tick­ets.­ Pi­azza Pio XI, 2. T: 02 806921. M1-M3 Duomo, M1 Cor­du­sio. Map F5

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 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.­leried­i­ Pi­azza della Scala, 6. T: 800.167619. M1-M3 Duomo, M3 Montenapoleone. Map F4

GAM | Gal­le­ria d’Arte Moderna

Boast­ing 2,700 paint­ings and 700 sculp­tures, this Gal­le­ria in­au­gu­rated in 1921 is above all a “nine­teenth cen­tury mu­seum” host­ing mainly Ital­ian and French works of art. The Gallery is set against the beau­ti­fully el­e­gant back­drop of Villa Reale, with its mag­nif­i­cent English gar­den. Open Tues-Sun 9am-5.30pm. Full price ticket €5. Tourist Mu­se­umCard (3-day pass for un­lim­ited ac­cess to Civic Mu­se­ums in Mi­lan): €12. Via Pale­stro, 16. T: 02 88445947. M1 Pale­stro, M3 Tu­rati. Map G3

Leonardo3 – The World of Leonardo

The ex­hibit al­lows vis­i­tors to ap­pre­ci­ate the many sides of Leonardo da Vinci's tech­ni­cal and artis­tic pro­duc­tion with in­ter­ac­tive sta­tions, fully func­tion­ing maschines made from study­ing Leonardo's manuscripts, un­prece­dented phys­i­cal re­con­struc­tions, dig­i­tal restora­tions and three­d­i­men­sional re­con­struc­tions of his cre­ations. This is the only place in the world where vis­i­tors can see a re­con­struc­tion of “The Last Sup­per” as it was 500 year ago, when Leonardo painted it. The ex­hibit is pro­duced bt the Leonardo3 (L3) Re­search Cen­ter. All in­ter­ac­tive ex­pe­ri­ences are both in English and Ital­ian and the au­dio guides are avail­able in Ital­ian, English, Rus­sian, Ger­man, French, Span­ish, Por­tuguese and Chi­nese. Open daily 9.30am-10.30, in­clud­ing hol­i­days. Pi­azza della Scala (en­trance from in­side the Gal­le­ria Vittorio Emanuele I). 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 restau­rant, a li­brary, work­shops and a ju­nior space. Open Mon 2.30pm-7.30pm; Tues, Wed, Fri, Sun 9.30am-7.30pm; Thurs, Sat 9.30am-10.30pm. 02 54917. Via Tor­tona, 56. M2 Porta Gen­ova. Map C6

Mu­sei del Castello Sforzesco

An­tique art, paint­ings, pe­riod fur­ni­ture, sculp­tures and mu­si­cal in­stru­ments are housed in Castello Sforzesco's pre­cious trea­sure trove. The build­ing alone is well worth a visit. Tues-Sun 9am-5.30pm, closed on Mon­days. Full price ticket €5. Free ad­mit­tance: af­ter 4.30pm ev­ery day ex­cept Fri; al­ways free for chil­dren un­der 18. www.mi­ Pi­azza Castello. T: 02 88463703. M1-M2 Cadorna FN, M1 Cairoli, M2 Lanza. Map D3

Museo del Duomo

To­tally re­fur­bished in 2013, the mu­seum houses and high­lights all the ma­te­rial not presently in

use in the Duomo, linked to its his­tory and con­struc­tion. Com­pris­ing 2,000 square me­tres of space, twenty seven rooms and thir­teen the­matic ar­eas, the mu­seum hosts more than two hun­dred sculp­tures and over seven hun­dred gyp­sum mod­els and then again paint­ings, stained glass win­dows, ta­pes­tries and ar­chi­tec­tural mod­els rang­ing from the 15th cen­tury to the present day. Wor­thy of par­tic­u­lar note are the rooms of the Te­soro, Tin­toretto's “Je­sus Among the Doc­tors”, the im­pos­ing wooden model of the cathe­dral built in 1519 and the tiles of the fifth door of the Duomo by Lu­cio Fon­tana and Lu­ciano Min­guzzi. Open Tues-Sun 10am-6pm. Closed on Wed­nes­day and 1 Jan­uary, 1 May, 25 De­cem­ber. Full price ticket €6. Cu­mu­la­tive ticket 15€ (Ter­races of the Duomo by lift, Mu­seum and Te­soro and the Bap­tis­tery of San Gio­vanni alle Fonti). http:// museo.duo­momi­ Palazzo Reale, pi­azza Duomo, 12. T: 02 72022656. M1-M3 Duomo. Map F5 FREE WITH

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 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 9.30am10.30pm. Full ticket €10. Tourist Mu­se­umCard (3day pass for un­lim­ited ac­cess to Civic Mu­se­ums in Mi­lan): €12. www.museodel­nove­ Pi­azza Duomo. T: 02 88444061. M1-M3 Duomo. Map

Museo di Sto­ria Naturale

Home to valu­able min­eral, botan­i­cal and zoo­log­i­cal col­lec­tions. High­lights in­clude a large fossil col­lec­tion, re­con­struc­tions of ex­tinct an­i­mals and dio­ra­mas with stuffed an­i­mals shown in their nat­u­ral habi­tats orig­i­nat­ing both from Europe and other ex­otic places. It con­tains the only di­nosaur skele­ton ex­ist­ing in Italy. Open Tues-Sun 9am-5.30pm. Full price ticket €3 (free ad­mis­sion on Fri­day af­ter­noon).­mune.­ri­anat­u­rale. Corso Venezia, 55. T: 02 88463337. M1 Pale­stro. Map G3

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.museo­ Via San Vit­tore, 21. T: 02 48555558. M2 Sant'Am­bro­gio. Map

Museo Poldi Pez­zoli

For­merly the aris­to­cratic home of its founder, Gian Gi­a­como Poldi Pez­zoli (1822-1879), it houses a re­mark­able col­lec­tion of Ital­ian Re­nais­sance masters: from Botticelli to Man­tegna, from Piero della Francesca to Tiepolo. It also dis­plays weapons, ce­ram­ics, glass, tex­tiles, clocks, watches and jew­ellery. Open Mon-Sun 10am-6pm (closed on Tues). Ticket: €10. Spe­cial ticket Case Museo Card: €20. Within one year from the pur­chas­ing, the Case Museo Card al­lows to visit each of the four Milanese house-mu­se­ums: The Poldi Pez­zoli, Museo Ba­gatti Valsec­chi, Casa Boschi di Ste­fano, Villa Nec­chi Campiglio (case­museo. it). Via Man­zoni, 12. T: 02 796334 or 794889. M1-M3 Duomo; M3 Montenapoleone. www.museopoldipez­ Map F4

Museo San Siro

FOOT­BALL The first and only mu­seum in Italy in­side a Sta­dium, the San Siro Mu­seum dis­plays all kinds of his­toric items from two of the most suc­cess­ful Ital­ian Foot­ball League clubs: A.C. Mi­lan and F.C. Internazionale (In­ter): old jer­seys, pho­tos, boots, tick­ets and a fab­u­lous tro­phy case. The Giuseppe Meazza Sta­dium (San Siro)

Don’t miss the Per­ma­nent Col­lec­tion on dis­play at MUDEC MUSEO DELLE CUL­TURE.

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