The artistic heritage of Milan, known for its diversity. It is not the city of the Renaissance, and hasn’t Roman treasures, but its museums houses universal works that have inspired artists of different eras and disciplines.

Here we present 9 museums and one temple of inescapable visit.

1. Leonardo da Vinci

Milan pays homage to the great inventor and Florentine artist (1452-1519) at the Museum of Science and Technology (Via S. Vittore, 21), which describes the technological evolution from da Vinci’s inventions.

leonardo da vinci, inventions

2. Santa Maria delle Grazie

A few steps from the previous museum, Santa Maria delle Grazie convent retains the mural of The Last Supper, which da Vinci painted in 1496 in the refectory.

Santa Maria delle Grazie

Santa Maria delle Grazie

The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

3. Gallery of Modern Art

Located at the east of city center, in the public gardens, exhibits works of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Here we highlight the artwork Futuristic Composition of Giacomo Bella.

Futuristic Composition of Giacomo Bella

Futuristic Composition of Giacomo Bella

Modern Art Gallery in Milan

Modern Art Gallery in Milan

4. Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

His collection of religious art of the Middle Ages, features with 1,600 artworks like Musico de Leonardo da Vinci, The Adoration of the Magi, Titian, and Fruit basket by Caravaggio. It is located in the Pio XI square, 2.

Fruit basket by Caravaggio

Fruit basket by Caravaggio

he Adoration of the Magi, Titian

The Adoration of the Magi, Titian

Musico de Leonardo da Vinci

Musico de Leonardo da Vinci

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana in Milan

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana in Milan

5. PAC

This cultural center was designed to accommodate the latest contemporary art in its different disciplines (photography, painting, video, installations, etc …) Via Palestro, 14

PAC Gallery

PAC Gallery

6. Sforzesco Castle (Sforza Castle)

Houses 7 museums: the Pinacoteca, Prehistory, Ancient Art, Applied Arts and Musical Instruments, Egyptian, Chart and urban iconography.

Sforzesco Castle (Sforza Castle)

Sforzesco Castle (Sforza Castle)

7. Pinacoteca de Brera

Pinacoteca de Brera, Milan

Pinacoteca de Brera, Milan

Founded in 1776 in a convent of the fourteenth century on the initiative of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria. His most famous work is the Dead Christ by Mantegna.

The Lamentation over the Dead Christ

The Lamentation over the Dead Christ

8. Teatro della Scala

It occupies an annex building to the great lyric theater (Largo Ghiringhelli 1). Opened in 1913 following the purchase in Paris of the collection of the antiquary Neapolitan Giulio Sambon, has paintings, musical instruments, clothing, theatrical sets and a library with 150,000 books.

Teatro della Scala, Milan

Teatro della Scala, Milan

9. Museo del Risorgimento

Housed in an eighteenth century palace (Via Borgonuovo, 23) shows portraits, stamps, medals, weapons and books from the period of Italian Unification and Revival (1796-1870)

In the painting of Charles Stragliati, the Museo del Risorgimento Milan

In the painting of Charles Stragliati, the Museo del Risorgimento Milan

10. Museo del Novecento

Collect the various artistic movements of the twentieth century.It occupies Arengario tower (next to the Piazza del Duomo) is a modern space that connects to the Royal Palace.

Museo del Novecento, Milan

Museo del Novecento, Milan