Gallerie d'Italia: accessibility

Gallerie d'Italia
Piazza della Scala 6 20121

How to get there by public transport
By tram: 1, 2, 12, 14, 16, 27; by underground: M1 line (Duomo stop) and M3 line (Duomo and Montenapoleone stops).
For more information on transport accessibility, please visit the ATM website:


In the surrounding area it is not possible to park for free, but there are some garages on payment and in Via Hoepli there is 1 parking space reserved for disabled parking permit holders. For more information on traffic and parking in Milan, please visit:


Information for visitors
The entrance is free for disabled people and their companions; manual wheelchairs are available; it is possible to ask for audio guides (additional charge). The program for visitors with special educational needs is broad and can be adapted to the different needs. The “Museo per Me” project is aimed at all those people affected by autism spectrum disorders and Asperger's syndrome. For further information on visits for people with physical and mental disabilities, please visit:
For information, please send an e-mail to:
Free guided tours are available to the visually impaired and blind people. Visits and workshops must be booked in advance: toll-free number 800167619; e-mail:
A guide in Braille is available to visitors to carry out the itinerary independently. In the various exhibition rooms, relief panels reproduce the most important masterpieces of the permanent sections of the 19th and 20th centuries.


The main entrance has three steps, a double-leaf door (98 cm), then a flight of eight stairs with banisters on both sides and a second double-leaf door (98 cm).
The entrance in Via Manzoni, on the corner with Piazza della Scala, is accessible to people with disabilities. There is an intercom (height: 100 cm), a threshold (2,5 cm) and a double-leaf door (74 cm wide each).
From the entrance hall you can reach the cafeteria by a flight of eight stairs with banisters on both sides. There is a wheelchair lift (platform 98x145 cm). There is also a reading area with seven armchairs (seat height: 38 cm). An accessible route of about 20 meters takes you to the ticket office.


In the hall there are:

  • the ticket office (counter height 108 cm),
  • the bookshop (counter height 105 cm) that can be reached after a 20 m flat and accessible route
  • the cloakroom (counter height 107 cm), sited in the basement, is accessible by a staircase (42 steps with handrail on the left) or by lift.


A lift, connecting the ground floor to the basement, has these features:

  • door width: 81 cm, cabin 136x154 cm,
  • raised Braille control panel at a maximum height of 130 cm,
  • acoustic and visual signal for arrival at the floor.


Exhibition itinerary
The exhibition itinerary develops in three connected buildings.
The twentieth-century works are displayed in the sixteen rooms on the ground floor in the historical headquarters of the Banca Commerciale Italiana. The section dedicated to the nineteenth century is housed in the nine rooms of Palazzo Brentani (ground floor) and in the fourteen rooms of Palazzo Anguissola (ground floor and first floor). The first floor of Palazzo Anguissola can be reached by a staircase with a banister on the left. Visitors with mobility impairment can use a second lift, which must be operated by the museum staff. All the rooms on the ground floor are easily accessible and have seats (seat height 43 cm).To access room XV you must overcome 6 consecutive steps (17 cm, banister on both sides) and then 6 consecutive steps (17 cm, banister on both sides) to access room XXIII. Alternatively, you can use a wheelchair lift (width: 98 cm, depth: 145 cm).


Orientation signage
Each room has information panels at various heights and tactile maps in the ticket office area.


There is a restroom dedicated to people with disability in the basement and it has these features:

  • hinged door (96 cm)
  • inner space 254x180 cm,
  • toilet with grab bars on the right hand.

There is a second restroom dedicated to people with disability on the ground floor of Palazzo Anguissola with the following features:

  • door width: 88 cm
  • large maneuvering spaces
  • toilet with grab bars on the right hand.