Museums & Monuments

Museo Teatrale alla Scala
The Sambon collection of opera-related antiques, including Verdis death mask, is displayed. Open everyday 09:00-12:30 and 13:30-17:30. Last entrants permitted 30 minutes before closing. Largo Ghiringhelli 1 Piazza Scala, 20121 Milan (MI).
The Duomo
Located in the Piazza del Duomo, this is one of Italys most famous Gothic cathedrals. Dress code to enter. Open 06:45-18:45. Also museo del duomo nearby. At Piazza del Duomo, 20122 Milan (MI)
Museo Poldi-Pezzoli
Opened to visitors in 1881, Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzolis mansion displays many works of art and is decorated in Baroque, Medieval, Early Renaissance and Rococo styles. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-18:00 at Via Manzoni 12, 20121 Milan (MI).
Il Cenacolo
Leonardo da Vincis The Last Supper is displayed at the Santa Maria delle Grazie monastery. Opens Tuesday to Sunday 08:00-19:30. Visits must be reserved. Located at Piazza Santa Maria della Grazie 2, Corso Magenta, 20123 Milan (MI).
Pinacoteca di Brera
Established by Napoleon, this art gallery has more than 600 works including Boccionis Riot in the Galleria, Montegnas Dead Christ and Hayezs The Kiss. Open Tuesday to Sunday 08:30-19:30 at Via Brera 28, 20121 Milan (MI).
Museo delle Api
Museum exploring the nature and life of bees. Open the last Sunday of the month 09:30-11:30. At Via Menegardo 32, 22700 Bregnano (CO).
Museo Civico Archeologico
Museum exhibiting archeological artefacts dating back to the pre-historic era. Open Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-12:30 and 14:30-18:00. Free guided tours are available on request. At Piazza Cittadella 12, 24129 Bergamo (BG).
Villa Melzi dEril
A villa of historical interest built for Duke Francesco Melzi dEril. Visitors are allowed entrance to the chapel, gardens and museum. Open March to October 09:00-18:00. Located at Via Melzi dEril, 26900 Bellagio (CO).
Teatro La Scala
Milans world famous opera house. Each year the season traditionally opens on December 7. The La Scala Museum houses a collection of paintings, drafts, statues and costumes regarding the theatres history. At Piazza della Scala, 20121 Milan (MI).
Villa Necci Campiglio
Sumptuous residence in the heart of Milan, surrounded by a large garden and including art collections. A jewel built in 1932-35 by architect Portaluppi. Open Wednesday to Sunday 10:00-18:00, only guided visits. At Via Mozart 14, 20122 Milano (MI)
Basilica of San Giacomo
Completed in 1125, this basilica is an example of Roman-Lombard. Inside mosaics, an ancient cross and a wooden sculpture of Christ are displayed. Located in the historical area of Bellagio.
Castello Sforzesco
Castle gallery displaying artwork and sculptures from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. Works include Michalangelos Rondanini Pieta. Open everyday 07:00-18:00 in winter and 07:00-19:00 in summer at Piazza Castello 3, 20121 Milan (MI).
Ulrico Hoepli Planetarium
Since 1930 the largest italian planetarium, 300 seats to view images of space on the 19,6m dome screen. Astronomic events (in italian) on Tuesday Thursday evenings and Saturday and Sundays afternoons. At Corso Venezia 57, 20121 Milan (MI).
Certosa di Pavia
Monastery complex famous for its Gothic and Renaissance architecture, paintings and sculptures. Open Tuesday to Saturday from October to March and Tuesday to Sunday from April to September. Opening times are seasonal. At 27012 Certosa di Pavia (PV).
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Art gallery with 24 rooms founded in 1603 by Cardinal Borromeo. Works include Botticellis Madonna del Padiglione, Luinis Holy Family and Leonardos Codex Atlantico. Open 10:00-17:30 Tuesday to Sunday at Piazza Pio XI 2, 20123 Milan (MI).
Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia - Leonardo...
The National Science and Technology Museum has models of Leonardo da Vincis designs as well as ships, trains, radio, energy and educational exhibits. Open Tuesday to Friday 09:30-17:00 and weekends 09:30-18:30 at Via S Vittore 21, 20123 Milan (MI).
Bagatti Valsecchi Museum
Well preserved historic house museum in downtown Milan; Italian Renaissance art and decorative arts are displayed as they were in the late 19th century. Free info and audioguides in English, entry € 9. Tues-Sun 1 PM to 5:45 PM, (last entrance: 5:15 PM). A...
Civico Museo Archeologico
Museum with collections from the Roman, Greek and Etruscan eras. Open everyday except Monday 09:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:30. At corso Magenta 15, 20123 Milan (MI).
Museum of Navigation Instruments
Exhibition of over 200 navigational instruments including solar clocks, telescopes and brass planetarium. Open in summer season 10:00-13:00 and in the afternoon by appointment. At Piazza Don Miotti, 22020 San Giovanni di Bellagio (CO).