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.
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.
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.
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.
This cultural center was designed to accommodate the latest contemporary art in its different disciplines (photography, painting, video, installations, etc …) Via Palestro, 14
6. Sforzesco Castle (Sforza Castle)
Houses 7 museums: the Pinacoteca, Prehistory, Ancient Art, Applied Arts and Musical Instruments, Egyptian, Chart and urban iconography.
7. Pinacoteca de Brera
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.
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.
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)
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.