Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Italy  /  Lombardy  /  Milan  /  Museums  /  Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milan

(900+ reviews on the web)
Art Museum Library
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, a historic library in Milan, features a huge range of books and documents as well as an Ambrosian art gallery. The library's collection includes manuscripts from Greece, Syria, and more, including love letters between Lucrezia Borgia and Pietro Bembo, the oldest copy of the Kitab Sibawahaihi, and the earliest example of a Biblical canon. You can even view Leonardo da Vinci's "Portrait of a Musician." By using our Milan trip itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and other attractions in Milan.
Create a full Milan itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Milan

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Milan by other users

22 days in Switzerland, France & Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Italy, Paris & Nice BY A USER FROM MEXICO September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Venice, Verona & Milan BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Italy, Paris & Nice BY A USER FROM MEXICO September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Milan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Italy BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES March, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 38 days in United States & Europe BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES March, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Italy BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES March, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Italy BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES August, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Worth a visit to see Leonard da Vinci drawings and paintings. Very interesting library. Quiet and cool place to visit on a hot day!  more »
  • The museum is really nice, masterpiece are amazing and the architecture of the building is just breathtaking but please try to do an audio guide in french :) because it's sooo difficult to understand ...  more »
  • We hadn't planned on seeing this but it was a recommendation from our hotel stall.A lovely gallery with some beautiful pieces.Leonardo and Caravaggio.  more »
Google
  • If you love art you have to visit it, very few da Vinci illustrations. But is worth it. By the way, I loved the floors :)
  • This is the building which host both the library ("biblioteca", still operating) and the surrounding paintings collection ("pinacoteca") which belonged to the Cardinal Federigo Borromeo (born in 1564 - d. 1631). Paintings mostly depict religious subjects (he was a an archbishop!). I especially enjoyed the flemish (bruguel and prim) paintings as well as the Lombards school (Procaccini, Morazzone) and Barocci. True masterpieces are the Madonna del Padiglione by Botticelli and the Flowers by Brueghel (maybe even better than Caravaggio basket of fruit which is the last room). I also especially liked the few late '800 milanese paintings (the two little sisters by Longoni and the Hayez portraits and Gola washing ladies). I suggest the use of the guide.
  • If you go lured by the Da Vinci "promise", like I was, save your 15 euros. Very few Da Vinci things (just one picture and some reproductions of pages from the Codex Atlanticus at the very end). If you're into "Virgin Mary plus baby Jesus" then that's your place: lots of variations of this topic. Anyway a nice place to spend one hour, but a little bit expensive IMHO. I think the Pinacoteca di Brera is probably more worthwhile.
  • Nice museum with great sculptures. You gotta pay a visit to it when you're in milan.
  • Nice museum. Not suitable for kids though they are allowed. Remember to take the audio headset before you start otherwise you won't be able to understand anything about the paints and statues. The room for Leonardo is small and the last supper paint is not the real one, but you will see" the musician " among other ones.