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Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus admission in Milan
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Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus admission in Milan
From $18.74*
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The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana was established in April 1618, when Cardinal Federico Borromeo donated his collection of paintings, drawings and statues to the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, which he had founded in 1607. Inside the...more
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Piazza Pio XI 2, 20123 Milan, Italy
Centro Storico
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Entrance is 15 euros but free with the wonderful Abbonamento Musei Lombardia card. Cloakroom beside ticket desk and the map points out where the highlights are, if you're clock watching. Da Vinci fans will be in their element as you have selections from the Codex...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank vessi80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael this Museum deserves a visit although the Pinacoteca Brera offers a much larger range of paintings. Here the illumination of the paintings is very focused which eliminates reflections but also leaves the labeling in semi darkness and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

This is definitely worth a visit for any and all tourists, not the typical tourist attraction in Milan, but we went on a whim and were very chuffed with the result. Take time in the museum, every room and part of the building is beautiful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed February 21, 2019

The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana is in an old palace...soooo beautiful (we made lots of pictures of the staircases)and all the art is nice and there is something for anybodies taste. It looks small but we actually needed more than three hours.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carolina H
Reviewed January 19, 2019

Beautiful Renaissance palazzo housing a small museum of Renaissance painting masterpieces, and later works. The best part is at the end of the tour - the towering three tier library reading room lined with ancient bookcases filled with leather bound books. On display in illuminated...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 4, 2019

I definitely wasn't expecting there to be as much here as there was! I came to see the Atlantic Codex pictures, but was happy to find a large collection of art in a beautiful building, leading up to a gorgeous old library where some of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank dxniella
Reviewed December 21, 2018

More guides would be nice but GOOGLE helped. Worth to visit with kids ! Great place but needs updates !

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ndre R
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Fabulous museum with all the important works you would expect. However, the last room is the library of my dreams.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WhapoFishShack
Reviewed December 11, 2018

a great small museum just down the block from the Duomo. i really enjoyed my time there as it was off season and pretty much were by ourselves. i enjoyed the Leonardo DiVinci hand notes as well as the open interior gardens.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bettianneb
Reviewed December 10, 2018

I found it rather cosy, like visiting a (very wealthy) friend, being able to go through his house, visit his immense library, admire his vast painting collection but also checking out what he did with the place: the floors, the ceilings, the staircases, the statues....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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April 16, 2019|
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Response from scrib310 | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that at any time there are selected pages from the Codex on display in a room at the Ambrosiana. We were there in November 2018 and saw pages that included notes on musical instruments and a few sketchy... More
Russell B
March 13, 2018|
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Response from nicolamanini | Reviewed this property |
I fully endorse westy54's answer: no need to book, just go there. A reduced fee is also available for selected categories, including holders of the Coop-supermarket-chain card!
Russell B
March 13, 2018|
Response from dven8 | Reviewed this property |
About 15 euro, depending on your age and ticket package. You can buy them on line for a small fee, but this time of year there is no need to book ahead. Maybe in the summer you should.