This week we continue our guide to Milan civic museums talking about the Museum of the Risorgimento.
The Milan Museum of Risorgimento is an exhibition space born in 1886 and dedicated to the Risorgimento era. The museum is housed in the eighteenth-century Palazzo Moriggia and tells Italian history from 1796 (first descent to Italy of Napoleon Bonaparte) and 1870 (Rome grip). The Palazzo, designed in 1775 by Giuseppe Piermarini on behalf of Marquis Giovanni Battista Moriggia, was the seat of the Napoleonic era of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and later the Ministry of War. It then became the residence of the De Marchi family, which later donated it to the City of Milan to designate it as a cultural and museum site.
The collection was born from a collection of finds and documents dating back to the Risorgimento that were collected in Milan at the Italian General Exhibition in Turin in 1884. After the Turin manifestation, the memorials returned to Milan and were transferred to the Salone dei Giardini pubblici di Porta Venice, where on June 24, 1886, the Museum of the Risorgimento of Milan was founded. In 1896 the exhibition space was moved to the Rocchetta Hall at Milan Sforza Castle.
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In 1943, due to the bombings that struck the castle, the museum was temporarily transferred to the ground floor of Casa Manzoni. In 1950, the exhibition space was placed inside Palazzo Moriggia, its definitive venue. The Milan Museum of Risorgimento collects works of art, memorabilia, paintings, prints, weapons and objects recalling the Napoleonic era, the independence wars, the Five Days of Milan. The exhibition starts from the finds of Napoleon’s first Italian campaign and continues with exhibits from the Italian Republic of 1802-1805. The exhibition trail houses the remains of the Restoration Time (1814). It is up to the Cinque Giornate of Milan the original tricolor that waved on the Duomo of Milan on March 20, 1849. Thanks to the MilanoCard + Duomo Milan promotion you can save 10% on the total. Click here for more information.
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