Galleria d'Arte Moderna - GAM

From Canova to Picasso in the Villa Reale halls

Via Palestro, 16

The imposing and elegant Villa Reale is set in the Indro Montanelli gardens; it is also known as Villa di Belgiojoso in honour of the eponymous Count who commissioned its creation at the end of the 18th century. The sumptuous interiors of the Villa have housed the Galleria d'Arte Moderna (GAM) in Milano since 1921.

Numerous illustrious inhabitants resided in Villa Reale before it eventually became a museum and, for a certain period, it was called Villa Bonaparte as it was Napoleon's Milanese residence.


Adorned with mythological statues and reliefs, conceived by Neo-classical poet Giuseppe Parini and sculpted by the same artisans who toiled on the Duomo's facade, it is a timeless and immensely fascinating building.


Inside, a profusion of nineteenth-century masterpieces and international avant-garde works from the early 1900s make GAM one of the most extensive collections of modern art in Italy. Antonio Canova, Francesco Hayez and Lombard Romanticism, the most famous works of the Scapigliatura and the Divisionist season with Medardo Rosso and Segantini. Not forgetting the great Italian and foreign artists from the thirteenth to the twentieth century, with amazing works by Renoir, Van Gogh, Manet, Fattori and Segantini, Morandi, Sironi, De Pisis, Modigliani, Picasso and Matisse, together with a collection of ancient artefacts from the Far East.


Don't miss The Fourth Estate by Pellizza da Volpedo, a masterpiece of Italian pointillist painting, which is considered a symbol of the working classes’ social and political struggles for the protection of their rights. After being previously exhibited in the Sala della Giunta in Palazzo Marino, seat of the Municipality, and at the Museo del Novecento, in 2022 it was returned to the GAM spaces.


The villa's wonderful English garden merits a leisurely visit, as it is a natural oasis at the heart of Milan, a small park to take refuge away from the city chaos in: the perfect locus amoenus where to stroll and listen to the water trickling from the rocks into the stream that runs through the garden. Pleasant undulating lawns between the paths and the wooden bridges will guide you to the pond where a small temple dedicated to Love can be admired: an out-of-town trip right in the centre of the city.




Even without visiting the Art Gallery itself, you can enjoy a refreshing break at the LùBar, the museum's café, bistro and restaurant. The LùBar's chic and relaxing atmosphere has proved to be a mecca for lovers of instagrammable corners in the city. 

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Opening times

Opening times:


From Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm (last entry 4:30 pm)

Ticket information

Ticket information:


€ 5
Reduced price: € 3 

Free admission under 18; on the first and third Tuesday of the month after 2:00pm; on the first Sunday of the month

More info on the official website



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Line red M1 stop Palestro



43, 85, 94



1, 5, 9, 33




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