Milan's oldest museum
The Ambrosian Art Gallery , located not far west from the Duomo, consists of the actual Art Gallery as well as the Biblioteca and an Accademia.
Paintings and sculptures from the 14th century to the beginning of the neoclassical 19th century are in the collection. A catalogue of the collection available on the very extensive museum website (partly in English), as well as a virtual visit to the exhibition rooms.
The most significant works of art include:
La canestra by Caravaggio
Ritratto di Musica by Leonardo da Vinci
Madonna del Baldacchino by Botticelli
the small pictures of Jan Brueghel
sketch of the Scuola di Atene of Raphael
Adorazione dei Magi by Titian
The Library has the Codex Atlanticus (the most important collection of his drawings) of Leonardo da Vinci on exhibit and also a manuscript of Virigilus that once belonged to Petrarca.
Reservation in advance is advised as only a limited number of people is let in at a time. You can reserve tickets by calling telephone number: 02 6597728.
Accessible to the disabled.
Opening times of the Pinacoteca:
Tuesday - Sunday
10.00 - 18.00 hrs
Last access: 17.30
Address: Piazza Pio XI 2
Cost: 15€ (depends on extent of visit)
Open: Tues-Sun: 9-7 (times may vary)