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Museo Poldi Pezzoli

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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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Interesting museum with beautiful Dante's room

The best part of this museum is the beautiful Dante's room with exquisite decorations. The rest of the museum is worthwhile to visit and has a nice collection. There is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
SeimenBurum
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best part of this museum is the beautiful Dante's room with exquisite decorations. The rest of the museum is worthwhile to visit and has a nice collection. There is a large collection of clocks, watches, sundials and what more. There is even a large armoury The museum is housed in the former 19th century apartment of the Nobleman Pezzoli

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful selection of art, furniture, China and glass. So good to be able to get up close to o many beautiful pieces of art

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Constanta, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The house was badly destroyed in wwII and most of the rooms have lost the touch of their century, but Dante room is a true gem!!!! Loved it...the miniatures, the painting on the walls, the fireplace, the stained glass....all those jewels in such a small place! There was also a temporary exhibition of another art collector fond of the Macchiaioli... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

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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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

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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Milan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

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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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 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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Toronto
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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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Lethbridge, Canada
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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 

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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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