All the combats, the armour, the heroes and the uniforms of the Risorgimento period can be seen up-close, scenically narrated throughout Palazzo Moriggia’s 16 impressive exhibition rooms.
The 18th century Palazzo has been owned by the municipality of Milan, and adopted as a museum, since 1900. It is a mecca both for history connoisseurs and amateurs as it vividly re-enacts the period of Italian history between Napoleon Bonaparte’s First Campaign in Italy (1796) and the annexation of Rome to the Kingdom of Italy (1870).
Crucial events in Italian history can be relived through ancient memorabilia, prints, sculptures, volumes and archival material displayed in chronological order throughout the space to captivate all ages. The latest installation was in 2011 on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy.
The museum is also equipped as a space for temporary exhibitions and the Library has recently been updated with over 120 thousand volumes from 1748 to date.
Only at the Museo del Risorgimento in Palazzo Moriggia will you have the opportunity to get up-close to real historical heirlooms, such as Napoleon’s green and silver cloak and the precious royal insignia, plus, the banner of the Lombard Legion Hunters which became the first Italian Tricolour flag.
Weather permitting you can enjoy a walk in the Palazzo’s anterior Romantic garden, embellished with flowers and trees.
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