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“Small museum but very precious” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bagatti Valsecchi Museum

Bagatti Valsecchi Museum
Via Gesu, 5 - Via Santa Spirito, 10, Milan, Italy
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Milan Pass Including Duomo Terraces and La Scala
Ranked #33 of 877 things to do in Milan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Museum features a splendid collection of arts and crafts from the Renaissance period and a Museum Shop with items inspired by the museum collections.
Moscow, Russia
16 reviews 16 reviews
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“Small museum but very precious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The condition of the house, the furniture and paintings are very well kept.. we spend 2 hours there .. It was a visit that took as back in time to live the life of the owners with their families, hobbies etc.. I would highly recommend a visit to this museum

Visited March 2013
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“should not be passed by.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Beautiful collection, very well preserved and exhibited. Especially the armor room was impressive.
Audio guide is detailed and informative.

Visited February 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Worth a look if you like country houses”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Some interesting stuff, but perhaps not worth €8 unless you have an interest in urban stately homes. The attached restaurant is fantastic, although very expensive...

Visited April 2013
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“Pre-war life for the rich Milenese”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This museum is interesting as a look at the way many rich Milanese families lived before the war. Much of Milan was flattened by bombs in the war and of the 150 palazzi before the war only 44 remain today.

It was built by 2 brothers, who were immensely rich, using much recycled material from churches and in a renaissance style. The furniture, some from 15th & 16th centuries, is in amazing condition and it is hard to believe that the family lived there until the 1980s. However even when originally built in the 19th century they did have the luxury of bathrooms with a fitted bath and shower, although not in a style we would recognise today.

Only one floor of the house is the museum the remainder is rented out to shops and businesses, which is a shame but it does give an impression of how they lived.

There is small room with family photos and possessions which is worth looking at to see how Victorian Milanese families lived. This is definitely worth some time.

There was no audio guide but there are plenty of room notes in English (as well as other European languages) and the curator who spoke excellent English was more than willing to answer any questions and talk about his passion for the house.

Visited March 2013
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Stuttgart, Germany
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“Private Palace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Stepping from the 21st century bustle in the middle of the most famous shopping area in Milan into the peaceful beauty of the Renaissance. In the 19th century the wealthy Bagatti Valsecchi brothers turned their home into a private Renaissance Palazzo. Their family continued to live their up to the late 20th century. Then they moved just across Via San Spirito into their slightly smaller 2nd Palazzo. In 1994 the larger Palazzo was converted into a museum showing in great detail how a wealthy Milanese family lived in the 19th century. It's so exquisitely presented that you expect the former owners to walk in at any minute. This palazzo is charming and a great place to feel like you are really in a Milanese home. The audio guide explains what you are seeing and occasionally you hear the last owner's voice telling you about his live there.
The entrance ticket is 8 euros and includes an audio guide in several languages as well as info cards in each room. You won't regret you visit and can easily spend a whole day there!
One of the courtyards and parts of the ground floor now house the good and expensive deli and restaurant "Il Salumaio di Montenapoleone".

Visited November 2012
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