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Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, Milan
(4.7/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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 beautiful place, all rooms are full of Renaissance furniture and design elements. The museum provides free audio guide so you can easily understand why this place was important and how the t...  more »
  • Already passed the gate of N° 5 via Jesus, you are blown away. The question is: where are we? It started jumping into the tastes of collectors, not the accumulation of rarity, but in the refinement of taste, art, of pleasant things to own. Enjoy the pleasure of having in front of each step, without ostentation of riches, but to live in the Middle, it must have been the boost that combined the two brothers to surround themselves with objects that have furnished their home so that I would call "human scale" Indeed, at every step, the ingenuity, the spirituality, the art of paintings and furnishings the architecture and environments, with the Gallery of arms, even some sense "chivalrous" which is the essence of man, portraying him in strength and kindness. Also the staff is very helpful in giving explanations (exquisite volunteers) and curiosity to every request, rushing to aid in meeting the questions that arise following the engaging tale of the audioguide. Very well maintained, cozy and pleasant to visit, not to be missed.
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  • We passed this road several times during our stays in Milan, without imagining that here there was something not to be missed, a stately home that makes us go back one drain
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  • Great private museum that keeps your attention till the exit. Each room is different and has its own story. There is something for everyone - art, military equipment, everyday items, clever architectural and plumbing solutions. I really enjoyed my visit.
  • 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.
  • It is a House that leaves the visitor marveled at how we can decorate home with ideas and taste and let live in the family home with no inhibitions whatsoever ... a very nice idea home to children too. Nice idea to create a Museum of family life.
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  • An experience to be lived, an ancient atmosphere of elegance and visit this museum it seems to take a dip in the past. The rich collection of paintings of old masters including Giovanni Bellini or fifteenth-century furnishings, Renaissance majolica, glass, Giampietrino, ivories, jewellery, weapons and armor.
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  • 美丽的历史之家,我真心推荐这里。这里的门票是9欧元,但是这个基地还有另外2座美丽的建筑,你可以花15欧元买个可以游览这三个地方的通票(如果你想的话可以不是同一天来)。你不会后悔的。我们30分钟就游览完了这个博物馆,当然如果你想仔细游览所有的艺术品可以花更多的时间。也有录音解说介绍,但是对我们来说有点太冗长了。