Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, Milan
Categories: Art Museums, Museums
Roll back the centuries and immerse yourself in the world of the Italian Renaissance at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum. Located in a historical mansion in the center of Milan, the museum brings the Renaissance period to life through a comprehensive collection of artwork and period pieces. Admire the paintings created by artists such as Bernardo Zenale and Giovanni Bellini, as well as a display of tapestries, sculptures, woodcarvings, and many other decorative objects. The collection of arms, armor, and musical and scientific instruments enhances your sense of life during the Renaissance and helps you grasp just how groundbreaking the period was. The museum is well-suited for visitors with special needs and offers free admission for a person accompanying them. Put Bagatti Valsecchi Museum into our Milan trip itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Milan.
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This is a little gem amongst the museums of Milan. We did not know that they only open at 1pm so when we arrived at 11 am they were closed. So glad we decided to do something else first and then go ba... read more »
I went there especially since I had read it had one of the best museum shops in Milan. It does not have a museum shop. The guides were very warm and attentive, nevertheless. BTW, the best museum shop ... read more »
In pieno centro di Milano si trova questo storico e palazzo contenente una bellissima collezione di pezzi rinascimentali. Sebbene non ci siano oggetti di grande rilevanza il palazzo in sé con i suoi a... read more »In the center of Milan is this historic Palace containing a beautiful collection of Renaissance pieces. Although there are no major objects in the Palace itself, with its sumptuous décor is of great beauty and is well worth a visit, which also takes no more than an hour. The only drawback the restricted timetable of opening, check well before moving on.show original
Rupert Wolfe Murray
I get tired rather easily in museums as they tend to absorb a lot of mental energy, but I left this museum feeling inspired and energetic. It is exceptional. First of all the building itself is much smaller than most museums. It's the first floor of a Milanese townhouse and below it, in the courtyard, is a high-class restaurant. Above it are some government offices. The best word to summarise it would be "intimate". The museum is a showcase of the family home of the Bagatti Valsecchi family who, in the nineteenth century, built up a superb collection of renaissance objets d'art -- tastefully combining them with specially made reproduction pieces. They were amateur designers and they painstakingly created special wallpapers, friezes, archways and a whole host of design features that showcase the art in a most incredible way. The brothers who created this jewel also had a sense of humour, which is unusual in a museum. The family name was Bagatti which, in Piedmontese Italian means "shoemaker" -- a very un-aristocratic profession for a rich noble family. But the brothers weren't snobs and they would enjoy the Milanese streetlife like everyone else. One of the brothers would cycle round town on a massive penny-farthing bike, creating so much noise that the mayor built a special bike lane for him. They also included images of boots around the house, in celebration of their origins and to prick any social pretensions that may have built up around them. If you go to Milan this is where you must go. My visit was made all the more memorable by the superb guiding of Guido Codecasa and if you're lucky enough you too may meet him. His English is impeccable, as is his knowledge of the building and its artworks.
Lino CorradiBeautiful example of House-Museum handed down to us from the love of art and history cultivated by the owners.show original
Filippo FiorThe House of patrons! When the rich were also caught. Inevitable!show original
Maxime MartineauReally interesting visit only if you visit the Interior of the House. Very original and it's worth a glance.show original
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