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Museum Networks

The Poldi Pezzoli is part of some Museums Networks as the Milanese House-museums Networks and the Collector Museums Network.
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Milanese House-Museums Networks

The circuit was created with the intention of publicizing and promoting Milan’s cultural and artistic heritage through some of its protagonists: the nobles Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli and the brothers Fausto and Giuseppe Bagatti Valsecchi in the 19th century, and the Boschi di Stefano couple and the Necchi Campiglio industrialists in the 20th century.

Organizing Secretariat c/o Fondazione Artistica Poldi Pezzoli Onlus Lead Organization

Via Manzoni 12, Milan
t: +39 02 45473812 | e: rossi@ | w:

Museo Bagatti Valsecchi

The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum represents an incredibly timely project, in part because of the desire of brothers Fausto and Giuseppe Bagatti Valsecchi to concentrate everything futuristic in the world of the time- heating, running water and electric light-in their home and bring it together with the ultimate in refinement.

After Fausto and Giuseppe’s death, Bagatti Valsecchi house continued to be inhabited by the heirs until 1974, when the Bagatti Valsecchi Foundation was established, to which the heritage of works of art collected by the two brothers was donated. Twenty years later, in 1994, the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, one of the best-preserved house museums in Europe and one of the first great expressions of Milanese design, opened to the public.


Via Gesù 5, Milan
t: +39 02 76006132 | w:

Casa Museo Boschi di Stefano
Casa Museo Boschi di Stefano, Milano
Casa Museo Boschi di Stefano

Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano is a museum of the City of Milan that exhibits part of thestraordinary 20th-century art collection collected by Antonio Boschi and Marieda Di Stefano. Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano is a unique place: the collection is set up in the spaces where it was originally located, namely in the apartment of Antonio Boschi and Marieda Di Stefano on the second floor of the building designed by Piero Portaluppi between 1929 and 1930.


Via Giorgio Jan 15, Milan
t: +39 02 88463614 (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
t: +39 02 88464748 (Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Villa Necchi Campiglio

Set in a large private garden with a swimming pool and tennis court in central Milan, Villa Necchi Campiglio was completed in 1935. The design was by architect Piero Portaluppi, commissioned by the Necchi Campiglio family, members of the rich and elegant industrial bourgeoisie of 1930s Milan.

The Villa, donated to the FAI – Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano by Gigina Necchi Campiglio and Nedda Necchi in 2001, also houses three important donations: the collection of early 20th-century artworks by Claudia Gian Ferrari, the collection of 18th-century paintings and decorative arts by Alighiero and Emilietta De’ Micheli, and the collection of works on paper from the first half of the 20th century by Guido Sforni.


Via Mozart 14, Milan
t: +39 02 76340121 | w:

Collector Museums Network

Thanks to the generosity of many collectors, some European cities have now important museums allowing residents and visitors to enjoy the items these men and women had collected with passion throughout their lives.  Antonis Benaki, William Burrell, Calouste Gulbenkian, Frederic Marès and Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli  shared a  passion for collecting as well as an educational purpose, so that at the end of  their  lives they cared about the future of their collections. The Benaki Museum in Athens, the Burrell Collection in Glasgow, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon, the Museu Frederic Marès in Barcelona and the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan have decided to honour the men that created them by working together on projects focusing on the figure of the collector. The results of the collaboration between these institutions will be conferences, exhibitions and/or publications.

Museum Network of Nineteenth-Century Lombardy

With the Museum Network of Nineteenth-Century Lombardy, the custodian museums and protagonists of the history of nineteenth-century taste and collecting in Lombardy, with their art-historical collections, become an active part of a coordination project that is developed through joint research and promotion activities.

Established in 2002, the Network was refounded in 2019 and currently brings together several of the most prestigious institutions that recognize their common identity trait in Lombardy’s 19th-century artistic and cultural heritage. In addition to the Poldi Pezzoli Museum, the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo (lead institution), the Brera Academy in Milan, Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo, the Brescia Musei Foundation, Palazzo Tosio in Brescia, the Tadini Academy in Lovere, the Civjco Museum in Cremona, the Viotti Museum in Casamaggiore, and the Lechi Museum in Montichiari are part of it.

Museo Ala Ponzone, Cremona
Museo Bagatti Valsecchi, Milano
Palazzo Tosio, Brescia
Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo, Brescia
Villa Carlotta, Tremezzina (CO)
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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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