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Two millennia of history left clear traces in Milan, often collected and preserved in museums and places of culture. There are more than 100 museums in and around Milan and just as many exhibition venues, art galleries and foundations. In short, Milan is a city that is growing without losing sight of its history.

Museo d'arte Fondazione Rovati. Piano Ipogeo. Ph. Giovanni de Sandre per Fondazione Luigi Rovati

Fondazione Luigi Rovati, an Art Museum and Cultural Centre

The new headquarters of the Fondazione Luigi Rovati, in the historic building in Corso Venezia 52, opened to the public this summer.
Casa Manzoni

Casa Manzoni, Experience a Travel Back in Time

Casa Manzoni is the home of the writer Alessandro Manzoni, second in Italian literature only to Dante, where he lived for about sixty years until his tragic death in 1873.
Galleria Futurismo © Ph. Margherita Gnaccolini

Museo del Novecento Expands its Futurism Collection

The Museo del Novecento continues its journey towards doubling its exhibition spaces, increasing the cultural offer for the city of Milan.
Villa Necchi Campiglio Ph © Giorgio Majno-FAI Fondo Ambiente Italiano

Villa Necchi Campiglio, a Historic Milanese Home

Built in the Thirties and located in the heart of Milan, Villa Necchi Campiglio has survived completely in its orginal form.
Ambrosiana Art Gallery

Ambrosiana: Art Gallery, Library and Academy

The Ambrosiana is a complex cultural institution with a splendid Art gallery hosting some of the most masterpieces in Milan, a Library and an Academy.
Teatro Gerolamo @ Ph. Angelica Concari

Teatro Gerolamo, La Scala in Miniature

The Teatro Gerolamo is a 19th-century jewel in the heart of Milan that hosts theatre and puppet shows, exhibitions and concerts in a jewel-like...
San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

San Maurizio, the Sistine Chapel of Milan

San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore is an early Christian church, totally rebuilt during Renaissance times. Due to its sumptuous interiors rich in gold and...
Villa Arconati in Milan

Villa Arconati, the “Little Versaille” in Milan

The splendid Villa Arconati, located in the Parco delle Groane, just 10 km from the city centre, is an illustrious example of a Milanese...
Sala delle Cariatidi at Palazzo Reale Milano

Sala delle Cariatidi at Palazzo Reale

The Sala delle Cariatidi was created between 1774 and 1778 by the architect Giuseppe Piermarini, who was also responsible for the construction of La...
Anself Kiefer, "The Seven Heavenly Palaces" at Pirelli HangarBicocca

The Seven Towers of Kiefer

In 2004, German artist Anselm Kiefer built his site-specific installation “The Seven Heavenly Palaces” in the former industrial complex originally named HangarBicocca. An initiative promoted...
Dan Flavin Chiesa Rossa in Milan

Chiesa Rossa. The Art of Light by Dan Flavin

A neighbourhood parish church with an essential and monumental appearance, designed in the 1930s (by Gianni Muzio), in a popular context of the city:...
"Aula Leonardi" in Ambrosiana, a tribute to Leonardo da Vinci

The New “Aula Leonardi” in Ambrosiana

It is dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci and is located in the Ambrosiana complex, one of the most prestigious museums in Milan, just a...

10 Steps in the Roman Milan

Milan, called Mediolanum in ancient times, was an important city in the Roman Empire, and for over a century it was actually the capital...
Inside Leonardo3 Museum. Copyright Leonardo3 - www.leonardo3.net

Leonardo3 – Il Mondo di Leonardo: the Interactive Exhibition

“Leonardo3 – The world of Leonardo” at the Leonardo3 Museum in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II hosts over 200 interactive 3D machines and physical reconstructions...