The Annunciation by Filippino Lippi at Palazzo Marino

A masterpiece in Milano for Christmas

Palazzo Marino
Piazza della Scala, 2

The Christmas exhibition at Palazzo Marino arrives at its twelfth edition: every year a different work is hosted during the holidays, with free admission to the public. This year, starting from November 29th until January 12th 2020, it will be possible to admire Filippino Lippi's "The Annunciation", a masterpiece composed of two tondi, one depicting "An Angel Adoring" and the other "The Annunziata".


The work is owned by the Municipality of San Gimignano, who commissioned it in 1482 to decorate the Town Hall, and comes from the city's Municipal Art Gallery. The exhibition is curated by Alessandro Cecchi, and is presented in the Sala Alessi of Palazzo Marino with a dedicated set-up, a large didactic apparatus and the projection of a video.


After your visit, don't miss the Nativity scene in the courtyard of Palazzo Marino, the entrance is just around the corner! Admission is free.


This exhibition is also joined by two other Christmas initiatives, which will take place in the Municipalities 2, 3, 7 and 8 of the City of Milano and will have as protagonists two important works from the Civic Collections of the Castello Sforzesco. The first is "Adoration of the Shepherds" by Paolo Caliari (pupil of the Veronese), which can be admired first at Villa Scheibler (Municipio 8) from November 30th to December 20th, and then at the Emeroteca in via Cimarosa (Municipio 7) from December 21st to January 12th. The second is “L’Annunciazione” by Carlo Francesco Nuvolone, which will be exhibited first at Cascina Turro (Municipio 2) and then at the Auditorium Cerri (Municipio 3), with dates to be announced.

Opening times

Opening times:


Everyday from 09:30 to 20:00 (last entrance 19:30)

Thursdays from 09:30 to 22:30 (last entrance 22:00)


Early closures

7 December: closing at 12:00 (last entrance 11:30)

24 and 31 December: closing at 18:00 (last entrance 17:30)



8, 25 and 26 December: from 09:30 to 20:00 (last entrance 19:30)

1 e 6 January: from 09:30 to 20:00 (last entrance 19:30)

Ticket information

Ticket information:


Free admission

Public transport

Public transport:



Line red M1 and line yellow M3 – stop Duomo



Linea 61 – stop Via Monte Di Pietà/Via Verdi



Linea 1 – stop Teatro alla Scala

Linee 2, 3, 12, 14, 15, 16, 19 – stop Duomo











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