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In the centre of Milan, close to the Duomo Cathedral and the Scala Theatre,
the Poldi Pezzoli Museum welcomes you!
La sala dei Lombardi del Poldi Pezzoli con pareti verdi e quadri d'epoca appesi. Una piccola panca in legno si trova al centro.
Detail, Artemisia, Maestro di Griselda , ca. 1498

This house-museum, beloved by the Milanese and international public, opened in 1881. It fascinates not only for the charm of the rooms evoking the past (from medieval times to the 18th century up to the Armoury with a work by the contemporary artist Arnaldo Pomodoro), but also for the variety and richness of its collections. Masterpieces by Old Masters, sculptures, carpets, lace and embroidery, arms and armour, jewels, porcelain, glass, furniture, sundials and clocks: over 6000 extraordinary pieces, from Antiquity to the 19th century, suspended in a magical atmosphere.

“A treasure chest that opens in tales of the Arabian Nights. There are no less than a ten or twelve rooms between large and small, some really crammed with precious objects both for pure art and artistic industries. One sees there the most splendid specimens of Lombard, Florentine and Venetian painting with the stamp of authenticity on their foreheads. Thus, a heap of objects of goldsmithing, ceramics, glassware, thus furniture and furnishings, thus a great hall redundant with armor and weapons, all a splendor of light and color that demands repeated glances, yet never quite satisfied.”

Corriere della Sera, April 26, 1881

L'immagine è un dettaglio del dipinto di San Michele di Piero della Francesca e raffigura un angelo dipinto, con capelli ricci biondi, vestito con abiti decorati, su sfondo blu cielo e ala bianca visibile.
poldi pezzolI MUSEUM

Poldi Pezzoli Museum

Museo Poldi Pezzoli in the centre of Milan, close to the Duomo Cathedral and the Scala Theatre, the Poldi Pezzoli Museum welcomes you! Opened in 1881, it was the house of the noble Milanese Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli (1822-1879). Avid art collector, he had gathered here paintings as well as sculptures, carpets, laces, arms and armour, jewellery, clocks, porcelain and glass.

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Workshops and Activities

The Museum has initiated educational activities since 1974 through guided tours, workshops, specific tours and publications designed for all kinds of audiences, from schools of all levels to adults.

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To make your visit even more engaging and rich in discovery, we have created a series of unique itineraries designed to satisfy different passions and interests.

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Reasons to visit the Poldi Pezzoli Museum

because it is a house-museum that in its historical rooms has preserved the charm of a 19th century residence.
to know a great Milanese art collector.
for the wide range of its collections, from Archaeology to the 19th century.
to admire masterpieces by painters as Pollaiuolo, Mantegna, Botticelli, Raffaello, Piero della Francesca, Tiepolo, Canaletto, Hayez
for the amazing collections of sundials and clocks, Murano glass, Meissen porcelain.
to discover a palace overlooking a beautiful hidden garden, and a romantic Orangerie.

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