The Diocesan Museum of Milan is located in the cloister of the Basilica Sant Eustorgio and houses a very rich collection of about 700 artworks that cover a time frame from the 4th to the 21st century.
The Museum’s extraordinary collection comes from the religious buildings of the diocese and donations from the Milanese archbishops. Among the objects coming from the Milanese bishopric there are very valuable works of gold and sacred furnishings, and one of the most important is the pale-Christian coming from Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio and San Nazaro. The first section of Museum is dedicated to these two basilicas and to the figure of St. Ambrogio who wanted its construction. The Gothic period is exemplified by the Crespi collection, which includes forty works with a gold background of mostly Tuscan origin, which reveal the culmination of the artistic culture of the 12th and 14th centuries, followed by other important artistic testimonies realized by the greatest artists of the later centuries, including Michelino da Besozzo, Bergognone and Marco d’Oggiono. Then it comes the devotional art of Monti collection, typical of the Borromean period, in which the city of Milan, a stronghold of the Counter-Reformation, played a leading role.
There is no lack of landscapes and sculptures from the 17th and 18th centuries, up to the modern works by Francesco Hayez and Mosè Bianchi.
In 2011, to celebrate ten years of activity, revealing an interest also for contemporary art, the Diocesan Museum of Milan has inaugurated a section dedicated to the works of Lucio Fontana, including some works that the artist created as preparatory sketches for the fifth bronze door of the Milan Cathedral.
- Entrance ticket to the Diocesan Museum
- Microphone system * for better use of the visit
- Guided tour conducted by a guide with regular professional licence.
* The miking system is guaranteed to reach 15 participants.
What’s not included
- Food and drinks (unless otherwise specified)
- Tips (optional)
- Transportation to reach the meeting point.
DeparturePiazza Sant'Eustorgio 3 - Milano
Meeting 15 minutes before the entrance to the Diocesan Museum