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

Cenacolo Vinciano - Leonardo's Last Supper

The Refectory of the Dominican monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie hosts one of the greatest masterpieces of Italian art: Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. It was commissioned from Leonardo by Ludovico Sforza, known as “Il Moro”, who was then Duke of Milano.

Pinacoteca di Brera

The Brera Art Gallery collection includes some of the greatest masterpieces of Italian art.

The palace was erected over the remains of a 14th-century monastery of the Umiliati order which was subsequently given to the Jesuits. Later on, the building became state property and Empress Maria Theresa of Austria decided to house here several of the city’s cultural institutes (The Academy of art, the Library, the Botanical Garden, etc). The great architect Giuseppe Piermarini was commissioned to work on the project.

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

The museum boasts the Codex Atlanticus. It is the largest collection of writings and drawings by Leonardo da Vinci. It also houses one of the most original artistic collections in the city from the Middle Ages to the mid-sixteenth century. 

Museo del Novecento

About 400 works of art are on display in chronological order: the collection starts with the work by Pellizza da Volpedo (1902) and continues with 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 at the Castello Sforzesco, is entirely dedicated to the last masterpiece of Michelangelo.

Museo del Design Italiano

Unique of its kind, the Museum of Italian Design at the Triennale Milano showcases Italian design by means of a series of absolute masterpieces. 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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