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Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milan

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#7 of 118 in Museums in Milan
Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Library
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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." Plan your visit to Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Milan road trip planning website.
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  • I had targeted this as a “maybe” item between The Last Supper and my timed entry to the Duomo. I had plenty of time walking back to the Duomo area so popped in to this venue. Not crowded although... 
    I had targeted this as a “maybe” item between The Last Supper and my timed entry to the Duomo. I had plenty of time walking back to the Duomo area so popped in to this venue. Not crowded although...  more »
  • No queues, no clamour, nothing like seeing Da Vinci's last supper! Super chilled and hardly any crowds (whoops ! I should be keeping the secret) Raphael cartoon was a real WOW moment and then... 
    No queues, no clamour, nothing like seeing Da Vinci's last supper! Super chilled and hardly any crowds (whoops ! I should be keeping the secret) Raphael cartoon was a real WOW moment and then...  more »
  • A great museum with a very fine collection. Also a beautiful library with priceless pieces. Friendlier staff than in some other museums in Milan. 
    A great museum with a very fine collection. Also a beautiful library with priceless pieces. Friendlier staff than in some other museums in Milan.  more »
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  • It was the only peaceful place in the hectic Milan. The school of Athens is a grand painting on a grand scale. And the sketches of Leonardo da Vinci in the library were impressed, too. I took the stroller, and they treated us kindly, so I enjoyed the viewing(On the second floor, strollers could not go, so I only visited the viewing area) It was 11.5 euros including tax and I think it's well worth the visit.
  • Really interesting museum, with a lot of unique collection pieces. It is also nice to be away from the very large crowds of other attractions. It would be 5*, but €15 is slightly overpriced.
  • Well worth a visit. Went during the weekend and it was surprisingly not very crowded considering the pieces this museum holds. I didn’t realize that Raphael’s preparatory drawing for the School of Athens was held here, so that was a pleasant surprise. There are many important works from Leonardo da Vinci as well as a Caravaggio, making this museum a real gem.
  • I have only been to the library because of the pandemic, not the museum yet. However, the library is a very quiet and cozy working space for people who don't want to be bothered. Everyone seems to be in their own personal space here. The library has a lot of old books that you need for your research, but I cannot say more since my Italian is not that good.
  • A lot more that i Expected. The atmosphere was very comforting. The selection was good. The palace architecture was worth admiring aside of the art inside. The library had real Da Vinci manuscripts.

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