Museo Poldi-Pezzoli

Incredible Renaissance paintings

This a beautiful museum housed in the palazzo of the nobleman Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli (19th century), close to the Scala in the Via Manzoni.

Among the numerous paintings from the 14th to the 18th century you'll find the Madonna and Child by Andrea Mantegna , the Lament over the Dead of Christ by Giovanni Bellini , the Madonna and Child and Lament over the Dead of Christ two painting by Sandro Botticelli or the Portrait of a young woman a masterpiece by Antonio Pollaiolo , but also work of Piero della Francesca .


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The museum is also housing a collection of wonderful jewellery, Murano glass , porcelain, firearms, halberds, swords, tapestries, Persian carpets, fragments of Coptic textiles and a large collection of watches and clocks.

Audio guides available in English (inclusive in ticket price). There is a calendar of temporary exhibitions. The museum website offers a beautiful guide of all paintings (sometimes with audio guide, phonetic English).

Accessible to the disabled, but no parking nearby.

The Museum is one of the four Historic House Museums (the others are the Villa Necchi , the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi and the Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano ) for which a passe-partout is available at 10 euro (saves 5 euro).

Open: Daily 10 - 6. Tues closed.
Cost: 9€ single, discounts possibile
Address: Via Manzoni 12

Lament over the Dead of Christ by Sandro Botticelli

Portrait of a young woman by Antonio Pollaiolo