Take via Palestro on the right sidewalk, walk along the gate of the Giardini Pubblici and shortly after the monument dedicated to Giuseppe Dezza, which you will see on the other side of the road, cross via Palestro (asphalt with uneven paving with tram rails) and on your right you see the Galleria d’Arte Moderna (GAM).
The Galleria di Arte moderna is hosted inside the magnificent Villa Reale, one of the masterpieces of Milanese Neoclassicism, built between 1790 and 1796 as the residence of Count Lodovico Barbiano di Belgiojoso.
In 1921 it became the venue of the Milanese collections of Modern Art, the gallery now accommodates valuable collections (the Grassi collection is noteworthy) and is internationally famous.
Adjacent to the GAM, reachable through an internal courtyard (cobblestone with paved paths) is the Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea (PAC). Founded in 1947, the PAC is today the exhibition space “par excellence” dedicated to contemporary art, where national and international artistic initiatives are promoted. Designed by Ignazio Gardella, the pavilion is on three floors, with a large and bright window overlooking the splendid Villa Reale garden.