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and August 26th

museo poldi pezzoli milano

GAM Milano

Ursilia Ingenua

Quae vixit annos VIII menses VI

Ursilia Ingenua

Poldi Pezzoli – Discover the museum beyond the Pollaiuolo Four Ladies

nautilus poldi pezzoli

museo poldi pezzoli

Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli bought this Boltraffio’s painting in 1864, you can see it in the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan.

Read or listen to the description of this painting on the Museum‘s website.


In August the Museum is always open except the 15th and Tuesdays. 14th and 21st August free entrance.

The Laocoon made by Ginori Manufactory after the antique, is made in the so called masso bastardo: thick white pigment covers a grey and hybrid past, made of less pure clays

Laoccon is an hellenistic group found in Esquilino Hill in 1506

See more paintings (almost all, in full color) in the GAM website. This is just a B&W image from a photograph I took last summer…

angelo morbelli

La Stazione Centrale (di Milano), oil on canvas, 1887, 58×100. See in full color from official web.


Via Manzoni 12, Milano

Open  from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. (last entrance at 5.30 p.m.)

Guided tours (duration about an hour) on reservation, in Italian or foreign languages, for groups and single persons.
Closed on tuesday
For information, booking and price:
+39 02794.889 or +39 02796.334
9 August : free entrance
15 august : closed

An interesting event (not only) in the Sforzesco Castle, where you can find many Bramantino works


Sforzesco Castle – Sala del Tesoro and Sala della Balla, from  may 16th to september 25th,  free entrance

Opening Hours: 9.00AM to 1.00PM and 2.00PM to 5.30PM
(access allowed until 30 minutes to closing time)

Tuesday, November 29th, from 19:30 PM to 23:00 PM free admission to Brera Art Gallery (and Cenacolo Vinciano, but this one apparently sold out).