Founded in 1881 by the noble collector Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli, the art collection of Poldi Pezzoli is one of the richest in Europe and presents priceless masterpieces.
More than three hundred paintings, dating from the14th to the 18th century, masterpieces by Pollaiolo, Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Bellini, Andrea Mantegna, Piero della Francesca, Perugino, Tiepolo and Francesco Hayez stand out.
The museum’s collection was designed, coherently with the eclectic style of the time, as an exemplification of the art of different centuries, collected in rooms set up in style and largely survived by the bombings of the Second World War. The number of objects in the collection has also increased in the twentieth century thanks to important purchases and donations such as the core of Bruno Falck’s mechanical clocks, Piero Portaluppi’s sundials and the magnificent Italian paintings by Emilio Visconti Venosta, including a cross astile referring to Raphael.
In addition to these, there is a large collection of works by the Milanese Leonardesque and great space is also given to the plastic and decorative arts: sculptures, weapons, porcelain, glass, textiles, clocks, goldsmiths, archaeological finds and oriental objects combine to create the dreamy and multifaceted atmosphere of the Poldi Pezzoli Museum.
- 2-hour guided tour of the Poldi Pezzoli Museum conducted by a guide with regular professional licence.
- Entrance ticket
What’s not included
- Transportation to reach the meeting point
- Food and drink unless otherwise specified
- Tips (optional)
- Personal extras
DepartureVia Alessandro Manzoni, 12 Milano
Meeting 15 minutes before the start of the guided tour in front of the museum entrance