To avoid any admission controversies
at museums and art galleries
it is advisable to carry
your Green Pass,
and a FFP2 face mask.
Duomo / Cathedral
Piazza Duomo 12 • M1/3 Duomo
1) Cathedral and Archaeological Area
Open: 09.00 -18.00. Tickets sold up to 17.00 every day; last admission 17.10
2) Museum and San Gottardo in Corte (Palatine Chapel)
Open every day except Wednesdays 10.00-18.00; (tickets sold up to 17.00; last admission: 17.10).
Open every day 09.00 -19.00. Tickets sold up to 18.00. Last admission at 18.10.
Evening opening Fri. – Sun. until 20.00. Tickets sold up to 19.00. Last admission at 19.10.
Ascent by elevator only. Descent using the stairs only.
The Fast Track service is currently suspended.
Tickets: https://www.duomomilano.it/it/buy-tickets/ (in Italian) €4-17
Booking: https://www.duomomilano.it/it/infopage/tour-individuali/34/ (in Italian)
Piazza Duomo 12 • M1, M3 Duomo
New Access Rules
New opening hours: Thurs. – Sun. 09.30 -19.30.
Booking is highly recommended for individual visitors, even for free exhibitions, while it is mandatory for groups.
It is also possible to buy tickets onsite, keeping social distancing.
Full ticket € 14,00; Reduced ticket € 12,00; Musei Lombardia Season ticket € 10.00, also applies for Orticola members; Families with 1 or 2 adults, reductions for children aged 6 -14; under 6 free. Audio-guide included and pre-sale costs excluded. Some exhibitions could be free.
Until 5 June. “Ferdinando Scianna, Viaggio Racconto Memoria” (Ferdinando Scianna, Journey Telling Memory). On show is an archive made up of light and shade, following all the roads in the world. www.palazzorealemilano.it; www.sciannamilano.it. Admission ticket and booking at https://www.tosc.it/artist/ferdinando-scianna/ferdinando-scianna-viaggio-racconto-memoria-3092930/?affiliate=T2C
Until 5 June. “Tiziano e l’immagine della donna nel Cinquecento Veneziano” (“Titian and the woman image in Sixteenth-Century Venice”), realised in cooperation with the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Renaissance heroines, saints, courtesans, poets, ‘Venetian beauties’. On display 100 works, 47 paintings, 16 by Titian and by the main artists of the 16th century, such as Giorgione, Lotto, Palma il Vecchio, Veronese, Tintoretto; as well as sculptures, applied art objects such as jewellery, and a tribute creation by Roberto Capucci to Isabella d’Este (1994). Photo gallery at https://www.flickr.com/photos/comune_milano/sets/72177720296631033/. Booking at https://www.palazzorealemilano.it/mostre/e-limmagine-della-donna-nel-cinquecento-veneziano
Until 5 June. “Joaquín Sorolla Pittore di Luce”. A monographic exhibition of works by the Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. On show 60 works tracing the development of one of the greatest representatives of Iberian painting at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, who made a decisive contribution to a renewal towards the Belle Époque.
Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della
Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci
Via San Vittore 21 • M2 Sant’Ambrogio, buses 50, 58, 94
Open Thurs.15.00-21.00, Sat. and Sun. 10.00-19.00. Admission €7,50/10. To avoid crowds, booking is mandatory: please show up on time.
Your body temperature will be measured before entering the museum. If it exceeds 37.5°C you will not be allowed in.
During the entire visit you will be required to wear a mask and keep a distance of at least 2 meters between you and all other visitors and staff. At the entrance and inside the museum you will find sanitizing gel dispensers. All visitors must sanitize their hands before touching interactive installations and touchscreens within the exhibitions.
For safety reasons, lockers are not available at this time and it is forbidden to eat and drink within the museum premises.
Some permanent exhibitions: https://www.museoscienza.org/en/visiting
A new permanent room, in collaboration with Rai Cinema, dedicated to a unique visual experience, not to be missed. Wearing the VR 360° virtual reality visors, the spectator will be in the centre of never-before-seen docu-films, dramas and exclusive short films dedicated to science, technology and society.
Leonardo da Vinci Galleries. The world’s largest exhibition dedicated to Leonardo as engineer, humanist and nature explorer. A spectacular setting accompanies you on a journey that, starting from 15th-century Florence, traces the training of Da Vinci and the influence of Tuscan engineers up to his stay in the Sforza’s Milan. A journey through the art of war, work and production, flight, waterways and architecture that ends with a perspective on Da Vinci’s influence on Lombard Renaissance painting and an immersive installation dedicated to drawings of the last period of Da Vinci’s activity. More than 1,300 square meters and 170 historical models, works of art, antique volumes and installations that bring the exhibition’s narrative to life.
Moon rock. A piece of the Goodwill Rock, collected in 1972 by the astronauts of the Apollo 17, the last human mission on the Moon. It is a small rock with an immense value, maybe the most relevant symbol of humanity’s passion for exploration and for scientific and technological challenges. It was donated in 1973 by the American President Richard Nixon to the Italian Republic and later entrusted to the Museum. The rock has allowed scientists to make hypotheses on the origin and nature of the Moon and catch a glimpse of the Solar System’s first instants.
Vega launcher. The 1:1 scale model of the first Vega (VV01), a vector developed by the European Space Agency (ESA). About 30 meters high and with a mass of 137 tons, it is composed of 4 stages that can transport and release satellites of up to 2,000 kilograms. Unlike most small launchers, it can carry multiple loads into Space, placing them on different orbits. Vega was developed thanks to a collaboration between Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Sweden. The first launch took place on February 13 2012.
Extreme. In partnership with CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) and INFN (National Institute of Nuclear Physics,) a fascinating research area explores matter in its most infinitesimal components. The exhibition reveals what goes on inside the laboratories of two of the largest research institutions that carry out experiments related to particle physics. https://www.museoscienza.org/en/offer/permanent-exhibitions/particle-physics
Prada – Luna Rossa. Inside the Aero-Naval Pavillion, the rigid wing catamaran AC72 which was a finalist in the selection regattas for the 34th America’s Cup challenge (San Francisco 2013).
Giovanni V. Schiaparelli’s Merz-Repsold Telescope. In 1886 – when it came to service at the Brera Astronomical Observatory in Milan – the Merz-Repsold telescope was the largest in Italy and one of the most important in the world. With this tool, Schiaparelli conducted his studies on Mars. He observed some structures – shaped like channels – on the surface of the planet. This ignited a debate on their very existence as well as on the possibility of extra-terrestrial life on Mars.
Conte Biancamano ocean liner. Diving into history: the prestigious launch in 1925 in Scotland, the first journey on the Genoa-Naples-New York route, the voyages to South America and the Far East, the transport of U.S. troops during World War II, and the last trips. Today’s survivors are the ballroom and the bridge with the original equipment and some cabins, acquired by the Museum in the 1960s during the disarmament.
Viale Alemagna 6 • M1/2 Cadorna
Open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11.00 to 20.00, admission until 19.00.
Single ticket for all Triennale exhibitions €15
Since 1923, Triennale Milano has been an international institution which hosts exhibitions and events on design, architecture, visual arts and theatre.
Coffee Shop tel. 02 23058245
Open Tuesday – Sunday, from 10.30 to 20.00;
Designed to make the Triennale experience even more inspiring and pleasant.
Coffee Garden cell. 349 5646175
Open Tuesday – Sunday, 11.00-24.00
A delightful wooden veranda with a large banqueting table. Perfect for an aperitif or an outdoor lunch, with salads, focaccias and quintessentially Italian cirasci (rice cooked the Japanese way but seasoned with Mediterranean flavours).
Restaurant Terrazza Triennale tel. 02 36644340
Open From 18.00 to 01.00
The Michelin-starred chef, Stefano Cerveni, guides a team of professionals, offering great classics, with a modern take on traditional Italian dishes.
The venue is itself an interesting piece of architecture, designed by Giovanni Muzio and built in 1931-33 specifically for exhibitions. The Torre Branca nearby offers the chance to see Milan from about 100 metres up, at certain times of day and in the evening.
Plan and book your visit: https://www.triennale.org/en/visit/plan-your-visit/
The European Commission has assigned an important recognition to Triennale Milano, identifying it as an official partner of the New European Bauhaus project. Triennale is the only Italian institution selected together with twelve other international structures. More info at:
On the occasion of the 23rd International Exhibition, which will open at the beginning of the summer, Triennale Milano intends to ensure the presence of the Ukrainian Pavilion, together with many other countries that have joined the next Exhibition.
These initiatives, which will be presented at a public meeting on Wednesday 9 March at the Triennale, attended by Ukrainian and international artists, intellectuals and scientists committed to defending the values of freedom, democracy and dialogue between peoples around the world.
Among them are Ukrainian Ilya Khrzhanovsky, film director, Mihail Mirakov, philosopher, Katia Kabalina, curator, Katerina Pischickova, political scientist, Anna Zafesova, journalist, Yevgenia Belorusets, artist, Konstantin Sigov, historian, Antonii Baryshevskyi, pianist, Anna Gadetska, Program Director Open Opera Ukraine, Albert Saprykin, Co-Founder& Head Kyiv Contemporary Music Days, and many others from the most diverse disciplines and backgrounds who are being added by the hour.
Permanent exhibition. “Museo del Design Italiano” a selection of the most iconic and representative pieces of Italian design, part of the 1,600 objects in the Triennale Collection. A selection by a scientific committee, with pieces by some of the leading figures of Italian design and architecture, such as Magistretti, Castiglioni, Zanuso, Bellini.
New permanent exhibition at Sala Sottsass (first floor). “Casa Lana” a permanent installation of a private residence interior designed by Ettore Sottsass in the mid-1960s. The central nucleus is a wooden structure with sofas arranged to create a protected living area for chatting and listening to music, while the space around it is organised for various activities and functions. The spaces are optimised because the corridors have been eliminated to create, in the words of Ettore Sottsass (“Domus”, 1967), “a little square where you can walk around and meet people”.
Until 14 May. “FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts”, a multidisciplinary festival dedicated to the most interesting and engaging expressions of theatre, dance, performance and music, hosting artists from the United States, Argentina, France, Switzerland, Germany, Mali, Japan, the United Kingdom, Iran, Cyprus, Spain, Austria and Italy. 35 artists, 30 appointments, among which 9 FOG’s productions and co-productions, 2 world premieres, 16 national premieres, 7 concerts and dj sets for a total of 88 performances.
Until 10 April. “La Vita Moderna” (Modern Life) by Saul Steinberg. The exhibition includes a series of pencil, pen and watercolor drawings, paper masks, objects/sculptures, as well as documentary and photographic apparatus that recounts his unmistakable style and the link between the artist and the city of Milan.
As well as the permanent exhibitions:
The famous preparatory cardboard for the School of Athens by Raffaello, after four years of restoration, is back in a new layout inside room 5 of the Picture Gallery. In this regard the architect Stefano Boeri stated: “In the room that hosts the Cartoon of Raphael, we strongly wanted the presence of a huge solid wooden table, created by Riva1920 from a 150-year-old oak, because we believed that the space of contemplation of the extraordinary drawing that represents a School could become a School itself. The large table reminiscent of educational facilities turns the Sala V of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana into a silent and powerful School where the visitor can both admire the Cartoon and read and learn from historical books that detail its history, origin and deep meaning”. The video in English can be seen at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na0JoPvLiug
For the safety of this painting the largest single-door window in the world has been set up. Structural engineers, mechanical engineers and kinematics experts have been called upon to resolve some critical issues, such as stability, safety, air and humidity resistance.
GAM Galleria Arte Moderna
Via Palestro 16 • M1 Palestro
General info: http://www.gam-milano.com/en/info/hours-and-admission/
Permanent exhibitions. The rooms of this beautiful royal villa feature a large selection of artworks by Giovanni Fattori, Silvestro Lega, Giovanni Boldini, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, Francesco Hayez, Pompeo Marchesi, Andrea Appiani, Tranquillo Cremona, Giovanni Segantini, Federico Faruffini, Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, Antonio Canova, Daniele Ranzoni, Medardo Rosso, and Gaetano Previati. Worth a visit!
Until 3 July. “As above so below” refers to the ancient maxim “As above so below; As within so without” meaning the spiritual world above and the physical world below, as well as the soul within and the physical body without. On show 25 works by Elisa Sighicelli, to talk about the value of museums. It is no coincidence that the exhibition opens on the occasion of Milan Art Week 2022, from 28 March.
Piazza della Scala 6 • M1 Duomo
Mon. Closed; From Tues. to Sun. 09.30 -19.30 (last entry 18.30).
Info and booking: tel. 800.167619; email: email@example.com
€5/8/10. Payments through POS contactless “Paygo” or the new smartphone app “JiffyPay”.
Free admission, every first Sunday of the month
Permanent exhibitions. The sumptuous palace, belonging to the Intesa Sanpaolo bank, holds a large number of artworks ranging from the 19th (197 works from Canova to Boccioni) to the 20th century (189 works from the Second World War on). Worth a visit!
The Vault. The interior, planned in the early years of the last century by Luca Beltrami, is dominated by a unique, symmetrical compositional design. It no longer contains safe-deposit boxes, but it safeguards something equally valuable: about 500 paintings belonging to the Intesa Sanpaolo collection. https://www.gallerieditalia.com/en/milano-en-2/the-vault/
The Italian 19th Century. “Da Canova a Boccioni. Le collezioni della Fondazione Cariplo e di Intesa Sanpaolo” (“From Canova to Boccioni. The 19th Century in the Collections of Fondazione Cariplo and Intesa Sanpaolo”) spans an entire century in the history of art. https://www.gallerieditalia.com/en/milano-en-2/the-19th-century/
The Italian 20th Century. The collection widely showcases the events and protagonists of 20th century Italian art: from Boccioni’s four masterpieces to works by Balla, Carrà, de Chirico, Funi, Mafai, Sironi, Rosai, Spadini, Tosi, Zanini (in addition to a large presence of authors of regional significance whose works date back to the early 1900s), all the way through to the largest section, which covers almost every single trend in late 20th century Italian art. https://www.gallerieditalia.com/en/milano-en-2/the-20th-century/
Alessandro Manzoni’s Garden. Open to the public since 15th October 2015, the garden can be found between Casa del Manzoni and Palazzo Anguissola Antona Traversi. Walking among the basswood and magnolia trees of this green patch in the heart of Milan, you might chance upon a contemporary art sculpture realised by Joan Miró, Giò Pomodoro, Jean Arp or Pietro Cascella. There is also a niche fountain with the bust of Alexander the Great, a symbol of prestige for the Anguissola line and a clear sign of Count Antonio Carlo’s passion for classical antiquities.
MUDEC Museo delle Culture
Largo delle Culture, corner between Via Tortona and Via Bergognone • M2 Porta Genova
Open: Tues.-Sat. 10.00-19.30. Last admission 18.30
Bistrot. Open Mon.- Sun. 8:00 – 17:00
Parking. Ample provision of 24hr covered parking. Fee per hour € 2,00
Until 3 July. “Henri Cartier-Bresson, Cina 1948-49 | 1958″. An exceptional corpus of photographs and archive documents by the French photojournalist; more than 100 original prints together with period magazines, documents and letters from his Foundation’s collection.
Museo di Milano
Via Sant’Andrea 6 • M1 San Babila
Open Tues-Sun 9.30-13, 14-17.30, Mon closed. Info: tel. 0288446056/7. Admission free
This Museum, in the heart of the top fashion district, is in an 18th century building, Palazzo Morando Attendolo Bolognini, whose exterior has just been restored revealing a fresco frieze – not in very good condition. Its collections present the history of Milan in the 18th and 19th centuries, with paintings, documents, prints etc. The period furnishings contribute to the overall atmosphere.
Until 29 May. “Settecento!” (Eighteenth century!). Three eighteenth-century women’s dresses, which belonged to an ancient family and have been preserved almost intact, are on show for the first time.
Pirelli Hangar Bicocca
Via Chiese 2 • M5 Ponale
Open, ensuring total safety during the visit, from Thursday to Sunday, 10.30/20.30 , until further notice. Admission free
The Bistrot. Open, Mon.-Wed. 11.00 – 15.00 Thu.-Sun.: 10.30 – 22.30
Pirelli HangarBicocca is a non-profit foundation, established in 2004, which has converted a former industrial plant in Milan into a contemporary art institution.
Permanent exhibition. Anselm Kiefer’s “The Seven Heavenly Palaces 2004-2015″ CURRENTLY CLOSED a site-specific installation, which presents seven towers —each of which weighs 90 tons and rises to heights varying between 14 and 18 meters —created from reinforced concrete using the angular construction modules of shipping containers. https://pirellihangarbicocca.org/en/anselm-kiefer/
Until 24 July. “Metaspore” by Anicka Yi. Since the beginning of her practice, American-Korean artist Anicka Yi (b. Seoul, 1971; lives and works in New York) has used biological and perishable materials such as tempura-fried flowers, algae, and glycerin to create sculptures and installations that form hybrid and symbiotic entities, thus subverting the concepts of natural and synthetic. She explores complex ecosystems by employing immaterial elements like scents and bacteria in her artworks. https://pirellihangarbicocca.org/en/exhibition/anicka-yi/
Museo del Novecento
Via Marconi 1 • M1, M3 Duomo
Tues.- Sun. 09.30 -19.30, Thurs. until 22.30.
Permanent exhibitions. This museum is housed in the pre-Fascist Palazzo dell’Arengario, designed by the famous architects Griffini, Magistretti, Muzio and Portaluppi. It houses a collection of over 4,000 contemporary works of art.
PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea
Via Palestro 14 • M1 Palestro
Open Tues-Sun 9.30-19.00, Mon 14.30-19.30 Thurs 9.30-22.30. Tickets: €4/6
Until 12 June. “Quando la Paura Mangia l’Anima” (When Fear Eats the Soul). First solo exhibition in Italy by Artur Zmijewski, one of the Polish art scene most important radical figures. His works analyse the relationship between radical emotions and their physical expressions.
Piazza Cairoli • M1 Cairoli
Free entrance 07.00 – 19.30
Tues.- Sun. 09.00 -17.30. €5/10
Access to the exhibitions is limited due to the ongoing health emergency. We therefore recommend booking on the website www.milanocastello.it
Until 7 April. “Piero Guccione. Tra rigore e incanto” 15 graphic works, lithographs and etchings, highlighting the artist’s favourite themes, such as the relationship between the contemporary world, the nature and the sea, as well as tributes to the world of literature and art.
Until 30 April. “1472. L’arte tipografica incontra la Commedia” (1472. Typography and Dante’s Comedy). A brief history of the first printed editions, thanks to the Biblioteca Trivulziana’s exceptional collection currently preserved at Castello Sforzesco. The Trivulziana collection includes the entire 15th-century printed production of the Commedia: from the first edition published in Foligno on 11 April 1472 to the Venetian edition of 11 October 1497.
Museo di Storia Naturale
Corso Venezia 55 • M1 Palestro, tram 9, 29, 30 Passante Porta Venezia
Tues-Sun, 10.00-17.30, Last admission 16.30. Mon closed. €3/5 www.vivaticket.it
Reservations are required on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays (within the day before the visit). Reservations are not required from Tuesday to Friday, but recommended
Green Pass and ID required for access.
The Museum Library is open Mon. – Fri. from 09.00 to 12.30 and from 13.30 to 17.00
This is the biggest museum of its type in Italy and features 23 halls with about 700 display cases.
Permanent exhibition. Mineralogy, Paleontology, Natural history of mankind, Invertebrate zoology, Vertebrate Zoology. Don’t miss the fauna and flora gallery: its 83 dioramas, 6 of which are brand new, have been created precisely for the protection of the species on display, some of which are already on the brink of extinction.
Museo Poldi Pezzoli
Via Alessandro Manzoni 12 • M3 Montenapoleone.
New permanent exhibition. On the occasion of the opening of three new rooms, three collections are being exhibited that have never been shown to the public before. In the first room, an exceptional collection of watches from the 16th to the 20th centuries, similar to those of the Louvre in Paris, of the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York and of the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire in Geneva. In the second room a collection of archaeological finds, a significant group of ceramic pieces dating back to the IV-III century BC. In the third room, 18th century china artifacts by European manufacturers. The works made in Meissen are outstanding.
Recent acquisitions. The archaeological section, with about two hundred finds collected by the Poldi Pezzoli family, has been recently enriched by two new acquisitions. One of them is a male head in metal from the Graeco-Roman period, which documents styles in collection during 19th-century Europe which then continued on into the 20th century.
A restored masterpiece. The famous painting “Madonna and Child” or “Madonna with the Sleeping Christ Child” is a tempera on canvas by Andrea Mantegna, recently restored by the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence and now back on show.
Viale Gadio 2 • M2 Lanza, M1 Cairoli
Open Tues-Sun 9-17.30. Mon closed. Admission free. Free booking and tickets available on:
An interesting Art Nouveau building, the third oldest aquarium in Europe.
Gaggenau – DesignElementi Hub di Milano
Corso Magenta 2, in the courtyard • M1 Cairoli
Open Mon. Sat. 10.00 – 18.30. Closed from December 23 to January 9. Visits open to the public in compliance with health regulations in force and by appointment only after email or telephone contact: firstname.lastname@example.org tel. +39 02 29015250 (internal 4)
Until 8 March. “S-Composizioni” solo exhibition by Francesca Piovesan, an artist, in the spotlight on the international contemporary art scene, for her ability to blend off-camera photography with body art and sculpture. She has been selected to represent Italy at Bornholm’s Biennials for contemporary glass and ceramics, currently underway in Denmark.
Due to Covid 19
what should you know if you are in Milano?
1) transfers by trains traveling within the Lombardy Region are regular.
2) if you are running a fever higher than 37.5° you are strongly recommended to stay at home and to inform your doctor
3) if you are subjected to quarantine or you are positive for Covid you must stay at home.
Cultural shows and recreational circles are now allowed to reopen normally
1) privilege access by reservation if they have tables with seats
2) if they do not have seats, they must allow entry to a limited number of customers at a time
3) where possible set up outdoor spaces such as gardens, terraces, stalls, always respecting the droplet criterion (at least 1 metre/3 feet social distancing)
4) accept payments by credit card only
5) make available free hydro-alcoholic solutions for hand hygiene.
Museums, archives, libraries, historic places, monuments and other cultural activities are open and must:
1) define, publish and communicate a specific access plan for visitors, such as opening days, times, maximum number of visitors, booking system, etc.
2) make available free hydro-alcoholic solutions for hand hygiene.
3) accept online or telephone reservations.
4) accept payments by credit card only.
5) live shows are normally allowed, there are no quotas for performances, but the audience must wear a mask.