Cenacolo vinciano

On top of our list, we put a piece of art that it really is a shame missing out, so famous it’s difficult finding someone that has never heard of it, we’re talking about the masterpiece by Leonardo Da Vinci “The last supper”. Introducing this work or the artist it’s useless, dated around 1494 and 1498 it has degraded a lot because of the technique adopted by Leonardo and the wrongly attempts of restauration, the full history is long and troubled, but some could be underwhelmed by the bad shape of the wall painting (not a fresco). The line for tickets it’s usually of weeks, so reservation in advance is always needed.

Pinacoteca di Brera

Located in one of the most picturesque and beautiful districts of Milan, Brera, the homonym museum is home to some of the great masterpieces of all time, here you can find Piero Della Francesca, Bramante, Raffaello, Caravaggio and the list goes on. A nice note is the art academy located just under the Pinacoteca in the same building, a trip around is worth it to breathe the vivid and artistic climate of the place.

Palazzo Reale

Just over the side of the Duomo, is a masterpiece of neoclassical architecture, without any doubt the most prestigious art gallery in the city, where international exhibitions bring in visitors from all over the world. Before you even go, you know Palazzo Reale has always been quality assurance.

Museo del ‘900

Located just few meters from Palazzo Reale, also in Piazza Duomo, is a museum dedicated to art of the past century, the permanent collection host mainly Italian art, but you can also find artist like Kandinsky and Paul Klee. Another stunning attraction is the room dedicated to Lucio Fontana with an incredible light installation and more important a stunning view over Piazza del Duomo, one that is not easy to find.

Gallerie D’Italia

Galleries of Italy is almost in front of La Scala, it host the permanents collection that spans between the XIX and XX century, other than the striking pieces of art the most relevant aspect is the three beautiful historical building where it has site, it gives the experience a completely different taste. The collections are structured more as route or journey to stroll over, so it feels different and smoother than a traditional museum.

PAC

There is no other way to describe the “Pavilion of Contemporary Art” as the place where contemporary art becomes relevant, it’s considered as a landmark and an institution in the field, is difficult to be let down from the content of an exhibition. Distributed between three floor the design is also very interesting, and the gardens of Villa Belgiojoso Bonaparte are a gem with beautiful ponds that we strongly recommend seeing.

GAM

The “Gallery of Modern Art” is just adjacent to PAC in the wonderful Villa Belgiojoso Bonaparte, which was built in ‘700 and repurposed in 1921 as an art museum. Inside you can find art from ‘800 and the avant-gardes of the first years of the ‘900, with names of the caliber of Van Gogh, Manet, Matisse, Picasso and Canova. As you can imagine is really worth seeing, as the natural oasis repaired from the city chaos that shares with PAC.