Visit one of the most beautiful House Museum Milano: the Poldi Pezzoli

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If you visit Milan you can not miss the house-museums!

A house museum is a house that has been transformed into a museum.

Now we suggest you visiting one of the most beautiful House Museum Milano: the Poldi Pezzoli House Museum

Created thanks to the passion for art collecting of the noble Milanese Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli (1822-1879), the Poldi Pezzoli is one of the most important and famous house-museums in the world! It is close to the Scala theatre and to the fashion district, in the street once called “corsia del Giardino” (Garden street).

His house is one of the first and most successful examples of historicism in Europe. Each room was inspired by a style from the past, and hosted an exceptional selection of antique art and decorative arts. Arms, glass, clocks, porcelain, carpets and tapestries, furniture and works in precious metals, paintings and sculptures from the 14th to the 19th century, all intermingled to create an extraordinary ensemble.

Behind the severe Neoclassical façade of the palace, there is still an elegant English garden, rearranged after the Second World War.

Museum’s old living room
Black room

The house museum Milano, 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 designed by the contemporary artist Arnaldo Pomodoro), but also for the variety and richness of its collections.

Among the paintings, next to the symbol of the Museum, the Portrait of a Woman by Piero del Pollaiuolo, there are masterpieces by Botticelli, Raphael, Mantegna, Piero della Francesca, Canaletto, Guardi, Tiepolo…

Unfortunately, bombs in 1943, during second world war destroyed most of the fixed decoration; moreover, every room is inspired by a specific style of the past and this house museum also organizes exhibition, conferences, concerts on antique instruments and educational events for schools and families.


Alongside the paintings, there are sculptures as well as extraordinary collections of applied arts: arms and armour, jewels, porcelain, glass, lace and embroidery, furniture, carpets, sundials and clocks.

Over 5000 pieces from Antiquity to the 19th century are suspended in a magical atmosphere!

The museum organizes temporary exhibitions, conferences and concerts.

 Buy-the-milanocardWith MilanoCard you will get 33% discount and 25% discount is for the house-museum cumulative ticket (Poldi Pezzoli Museum, Villa Necchi Campiglio, Bagatti Valsecchi Museum and Boschi di Stefano house museum).

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