Palazzo Moriggia | Museo del Risorgimento

Garibaldi, Napoleon and Italy’s struggle for independence

Via Borgonuovo, 23

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 that 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.

 

 

FASCINATING FACTS

 

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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Opening times

Opening times:

Tue - Sun: 9:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 17:30

Last entrance half an hour before closing time

Closed on Mondays, 1 January, 1 May and 25 December

Ticket information

Ticket information:

Free admission

Public transport

Public transport:

 

UNDERGROUND

 

Line green MM2 stop Lanza 
Line yellow MM3 stop Montenapoleone 

 

TRAM 

 

1

 

BUS 

 

43, 61, 94

Telephone

Telephone

+390288464173
Email

Email

c.museorisorgimento@comune.milano.it

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