Milan is defined as the capital of fashion. Every year, during Fashion Week, it attracts stylists and models from all over the world to present new collections. During your stay in Milan you can discover the clothes and costumes of the past centuries by visiting Palazzo Morando of Milan.
The palace of the sixteenth century, was inhabited by important families over the centuries, including the Casati (until 1713), the Villa (until 1845), the De Cristoforis (until 1877), the Schott (until 1903) and finally the Morando Bolognini, the last owners before the donation to the City of Milan made in 1945.
The rooms of the Palace contained the rich collection of the Morando family, including paintings, furnishings and various decorative art objects. When the municipality came into possession of the building, it dismembered the collection by dividing objects by type and sent to collections already existing in other municipal buildings.
Palazzo Morando was opened to the public in 1958. In 1963, the Museum of War and Resistance was inaugurated on the ground floor, later called the Museum of Contemporary History.
In 2010 Palazzo Morando was designed to house the Fashion and Costume collection of the City of Milan. In the halls of the building are proposed the most significant clothes of the rich civic wardrobe. The costumes previously preserved at the Castello Sforzesco in Milan, and not exposed to the public, have been transferred to Palazzo Morando.
Palazzo Morando, Museum of Costume, Fashion and Image, is located in Via Sant’Andrea 6. To reach the Museum, take the yellow metro of Milan and get off at the Montenapoleone stop. Thanks to the Milan City Pass, you can travel for free on Milan’s public transport. Click here and find out how.
With the Milan City Pass you can also get a discount on the Tourist MuseumCard, the card that allows you to visit all the civic museums of the city for 72h consecutive. Click here for more information. Among the civic museums in Milan you can visit Palazzo Morando of Milan, Sforza Castle, Gallery of Modern Art and many others!
The Museum was inaugurated on October 28, 1935, thanks to two important acquisitions: the collection of Luigi Beretta and the Palazzo Sormani of Corso di Porta Vittoria, which will become its first seat.
The Museum of Palazzo Morando, Costume, Fashion and Image, is housed on the first floor of the building and is divided into two exhibition routes: the Pinacoteca and the eighteenth-century rooms of the Morando Attendolo Bolognini apartment. The Pinacoteca preserves an important iconographic collection that illustrates the transformations of the urban fabric and the main manifestations of public and private life in the city of Milan between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries.
After visiting Palazzo Morando of Milan, take the yellow metro of Milan again and get off at Piazza Duomo. Here, in addition to being able to admire the Gothic cathedral of Milan, you can also visit Highline Galleria, the walkway on the roofs of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. With the Milan City Pass, you can access the Highline Galleria for free, click here and find out how!