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Museo Poldi Pezzoli

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Centro Storico
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Address: Via Manzoni 12, 20121 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: 39 02 794889 / 796334
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This fine museum houses an exquisite collection of art, furnishings and...

This fine museum houses an exquisite collection of art, furnishings and historic arms, including Antonio Pollaiuolo's "Portrait of a Lady," which has become an icon for Milan's own style and elegance.

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Small, interesting museum

This is a small museum, but definitely worth visiting. Besides the famous Pollaiolo portrait, they have on display some important works from Botticelli, Mantegna and G. Bellini... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Claudia S
Miami, Florida

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small museum, but definitely worth visiting. Besides the famous Pollaiolo portrait, they have on display some important works from Botticelli, Mantegna and G. Bellini, plus collections of objects such as clocks, china, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Museum Poldi Pezzoli has lots of old antique objects and artworks. I can say that you will definitely forget the time when visit..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A wonderful house in a beautiful location. Now a museum, the artworks (safely protected) survived the 1943 bombings that caused great damage to the house itself, then restored. The collection celebrates Northern Italian and Netherlandish/Flemish artists. My favourite though, was the antique staircase at the entrance. It took my breath away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Walking down the road from the Metro station is a delight in itself (you can check out your coffee/lunch stop for later on the way) passing a large Alessi shop. Beautiful rooms with some unusual furniture/wood exhibits you wouldn't find elsewhere. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

It's along the busy Via Manzoni, a main street running from La Scala to the Via Turati, not far across the street from the huge Armani multi-store and hotel. Poldi Pezzoli is an old Italian family and one of the descendants left his palazzo and all the art it contained to the city. There are memorable art treasures within and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

A recommendation from our walking tour guide, but disappointing. I know some of the exhibits are special / unique, but the museum needs to do more to point them out and explain why. The building was heavily damaged in 1943 and restored in a very plain styled. Some of the rooms had black and white images of how the rooms... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This is a nice museum with lots of paintings and furniture. However considering the other museums in not only Milan but in Italy, you can miss this one during your trip of Italy. Nothing is noteworthy, and even the famous Portrait of a Lady is underwhelming. If you are not an art lover, skip this museum and that will help... More 

Thank James Z
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This is a nice museum with a big collection, but I don't think it is a must-to-see museum. It costs 10 euros. It is quite big and have a nice variety.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This is a don't miss experience. Every detail, right down to door hinges and exquisitely carved doors has been taken into account. The elegant staircase leading to the first floor is stunning and each room, once you've arrived at the end of the staircase, is filled with beautiful things displayed in a way that you can roam around and enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This museum comes up on the recommended list of attractions, and it is certainly worth a visit. Close to the Duomo, it gives an insight into the life of another time with some wonderful art of the time, and some of the most unique furniture I have seen. a massive collection of sundials, some jewellery dating back to Etruscan times... More 

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The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
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