Milano has a lot of Museums. Follow our suggestions to discover the top 10.

Cenacolo Vinciano - Leonardo's Last Supper

The Refectory at Santa Maria delle Grazie is the location for one of the greatest masterpieces of Italian art: Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. The Last Supper was commissioned from Leonardo by Ludovico Sforza, who was then Duke of Milano, as part of a plan to refurbish the monastery and church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

Pinacoteca di Brera

The Brera Art Gallery presents all the splendour and talent of Italian art. Originally a 14th-century monastery belonging to the Order of the Umiliati, was much later converted into a Gallery, by Maria Theresa of Austria. It was built by the great architect Giuseppe Piermarini.

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

The museum boasts the greatest and stunning collection of sheets of paper belonging to Leonardo, the Codex Atlanticus. These sheets are on show in themed exhibitions that follow one another every three months in the Gallery.

Museo del Novecento

About 400 works of art are on display including paintings, sculptures and installations. The exhibition is arranged chronologically: from the work by Pellizza da Volpedo it moves through futurism, works of art from between the two wars and then Abstractism, Spatialism and Arte Povera. Particular emphasis has been given to artists that are of great significance to the city of Milano, such as Boccioni, Carrà, Morandi, de Chirico, Arturo Martini, Fontana and Manzoni.

Museo della Pietà Rondanini

The Museum of Michelangelo's Pietà Rondanini, housed inside the ancient Spanish Hospital inside the Castello Sforzesco, is entirely dedicated to the last masterpiece of Michelangelo.

Triennale Design Museum

Unique on the cultural circuit in Italy, the Triennale Design Museum showcases Italian design by means of a series of representations that are renewed annually. A museum that evokes emotions and involves the senses. 

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci"

Housed in an early sixteenth-century Olivetan monastery near the Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, the Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology is the largest science and technology museum in Italy and is spread over 40,000m2.

MUDEC - Museo delle Culture

MUDEC – the Museum of Cultures is an interdisciplinary centre dedicated to the various testimonies and cultures of the world which, with its interdisciplinary approach, aims to become the main Italian point of reference for research, promotion and the edutainment of creativity and art.

Museo del Duomo

The Cathedral Museum houses a large collection of historical and artistic treasures, a precious record of the history of the Cathedral, including an extensive display of sculptures, stained glass, paintings, tapestries and embroidery, terracotta studies and large architectural models, all works that cover a period spanning from the 15th to the 20th century.  The Cathedral Treasure, today exhibited in the Museum, includes objects older than the Cathedral itself, such as late antiquity ivory diptyches (5th-9th century), works attributed to Ariberto d’Intimiano (11th century), and 16th-17th century gold, enamel and embossed work.

Civico Planetario "Ulrico Hoepli"

The Ulrico Hoepli Civic Planetarium is a cultural institution for the propagation and teaching of astronomy and related sciences (physics, space, earth sciences, etc.). It is the largest in Italy and was inaugurated in 1930. The Planetarium is named after the “planetarium” instrument which it has installed. A planetarium is a projection system that realistically reproduces the starry night sky as well as astronomical phenomena as observed from any place on earth at any time in the past, the present and the future.

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