History Museums in Milan

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History Museums in Milan

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  • JRMADA
    United States2,951 contributions
    This is a very beautiful basilica to visit, and entry is free of charge. The tomb of Saint Ambrose is right below the altar and we got to see the glass coffin with the remains. The Sacred Heart Chapel in here is one of the most beautiful chapels we’ve seen in Italy yet. The church’s website mentions construction beginning in 379… it looks very good for being so old. Visiting hours are from 10AM-12PM and 2:30-6:00PM M-F. Go have a look when in Milan.
    Written November 1, 2022
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  • Marie-Cécile C
    Aix-en-Provence, France160 contributions
    A beautiful place to discover! Not to be missed if you like 20's & 30's architecture.
    Their tour presentation (website available at the entrance of the villa) is very well structured exploring each room one after the other.
    You can also enjoy the garden for a drink / snack.
    The place has been featured in the House of Gucci film... you will recognise the entrance.
    Also there is a special card that you can buy online which grants you access to the 4 private house museums in Milan (This villa as well as Villa Poldi Pezzoli, Bagatti Valsecchi and Casa Boschi di Stefano0. A great value.
    Written July 8, 2022
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  • D0bby
    N. Idaho38,878 contributions
    I had targeted this as a “maybe” item between The Last Supper and my timed entry to the Duomo. I had plenty of time walking back to the Duomo area so popped in to this venue. Not crowded although there was either a class or a guided tour in there so I tried to stay ahead of them.

    I particularly wanted to see Raphael’s full-sized cartoon for his fresco School of Athens as well as the Bruegels and the Codex Atlanticus. Mission accomplished! All were excellent and the plus was an Avercamp I didn’t know to look for. The Botticellis were, of course, wonderful as well and since it was uncrowded you could get close up views of the marvelous works!

    This was a lovely experience with the bonus of it being in a wonderful building!
    Written September 30, 2022
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  • JRMADA
    United States2,951 contributions
    This is the best attraction in the Duomo complex. The only one worth the price of admission. There is a lot to see here, but mostly religious artifacts and art. If you are not a fan, this is not for you. This is not a place for small children as it is very dark and some of the exhibits can be scary to them. This has a one way flow system, so there is no bad time to go, and any time would be the same. This is in the Royal Palace across the street from the Duomo. If you are at the front of the Duomo, this Museum is to the right on the side of the Duomo.
    Written November 1, 2022
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  • Carol Blue Mountains
    Blue Mountains, Australia341 contributions
    What makes this place notable is that it is the actual location where 700+ Italian Jews were transported to various Nazi camps, right from the heart of Milan. Fittingly austere, there are the cattle wagons in situ made more poignant when hearing the noise of trains leaving Centrale station above. There is now a charge to enter the museum and a very informative written guide in various languages. English subtitles now accompany the survivors' video testimony. Recommended.
    Written October 26, 2022
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  • David R
    Sydney, Australia80 contributions
    The vineyards of Leonardo are enclosed behind houses of his period that have been maintained by wealthy owners since he lived there. There is a real connection with his life here.

    Just across the road from Santa Maria della Grazie, (The Last Supper) the vineyards are accessible via a cafe and are easy to miss, but well worth the visit (45 Minutes)
    Written November 23, 2019
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  • Marieka86
    United Kingdom265 contributions
    Worth visiting if you're at all interested in opera or La Scala history. I couldn't figure out any clear progression/organisation to the artefacts but the touchscreens in each room were an easy to use and interesting source of information on each of them. There's also a museum mobile phone app that looks well designed, but I couldn't follow where it was referring to in the museum so simply used the touchscreens.
    Written January 27, 2020
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  • Pretzel12
    Dublin, Ireland127 contributions
    I attended an official function in the MUDEC. While the displays were interesting, the organization and service were appalling.
    Written July 10, 2019
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  • Gregory B
    Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium245 contributions
    We looked on Trip Advisor to see what to do during our visit to Milan, this came up and it was a highlight of our visit.
    The staff are friendly, helpful and great at speaking English. We bought a family ticket for about €40 and it was money well spent. The price of the ticket also includes a free poster for every visitor.
    There is a wonderful bar/cafe in the museum, again with helpful staff.
    We loved it and would go again. The focus of the museum is the D’oro design award winners over the years, so the content ranges from coffee machine to cars and manhole covers to Maserati.
    Highly recommended….. very!
    Written October 23, 2022
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  • Keelafab
    8 contributions
    Beautiful aesthetic and architecture of the galery with the detailing in the flooring and sculptures within the pillars were absolutely breath taking. Filled with most luxurious departments stores but found few shops with mid range prices . Great place to takie pictures and feel a bit lavish , coffee prices 4 times higher than in the other nice coffee places in Milan, but I guess you pay fro the ambience and the vibe.
    Written October 9, 2019
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  • Aleksandar
    Belgrade, Serbia8,213 contributions
    Although the hall itself is impressive, the video presentation is even more staggering. Quite an unexpected treat while discovering the Castle.
    Written December 15, 2019
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  • Maria H
    1 contribution
    This monument for memorizing victims of Italian terrorism overthinks Italian society in the second half of the 20th century. It also connected our gaze to the wider and actual problems of migration and globalization. The establishment in the middle of a new futuristic architectural environment underscores the future relevance of the monument.
    Written August 6, 2018
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  • Rusty H
    Chicago, IL25 contributions
    If you love history, design, perfumes and beauty - this is a must visit. At first you won’t know what is around the corner. But immediately you’re submerged in the labyrinth of history told through the social impacts of the perfume industry.
    Written February 22, 2020
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  • Boris B
    Belgrade, Serbia2,420 contributions
    Although this part of the museums of Castello Sforzesco is quite small, it has some interesting artefacts, including Egyptian statuettes, sarcophagus and mummy. Prehistoric section also gives some interesting educational overview,
    Written March 22, 2017
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