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Milan: Pinacoteca Ambrosiana & da Vinci Codex Exhibition

1. Milan: Pinacoteca Ambrosiana & da Vinci Codex Exhibition

PLEASE NOTE: THE BASKET OF FRUIT BY CARAVAGGIO IS ON LOAN FROM NOVEMBER 23, 2023, THROUGH BEGINNING OF APRIL 2024. Explore the worlds of the great Renaissance artists and philosophers at the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, located inside a historic library in Milan. With audio guides available to purchase for a nominal fee, you will learn more about the world's largest collection of original drawings by Leonardo Da Vinci from the Codex Atlanticus. Get an incredible overview of the master's works, thoughts, and feelings from more than 40 years of research. Go to the Federiciana Room of the Ambrosiana Library to gain a deeper appreciation of the man and his times. Open your eyes to a world of great Italian masters, from the still lives of Caravaggio to the great Cartoon of Raphael for the School of Athens.

Milan: Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and San Sepolcro Crypt Ticket

2. Milan: Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and San Sepolcro Crypt Ticket

PLEASE NOTE: THE BASKET OF FRUIT BY CARAVAGGIO IS ON LOAN FROM NOVEMBER 23 THROUGH BEGINNING OF APRIL 2024 Admire the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana's renowned collections, including iconic atrworks such as Caravaggio's Basket of fruit, the Cartoon for the School of Athens by Raphael, Brueghel's flamboyant Vase of flowers and Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of the Musician. Visit the library's 17th century reading room with original drawings from Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus. Afterwards, go to the Crypt of San Sepolcro, a medieval hypogean church, whose pavement was made using the ancient stones of the ancient city of Mediolanum: a real jouney at the heart of Milan and through the city's history!

Milan: The Milan Pass City Card

3. Milan: The Milan Pass City Card

See the best of Milan at your own pace, and save money with the handy 2-day Milan Pass, offering free entrance to museums, and discounts at affiliated businesses worth more than EUR 300. Your Milan Pass is valid for 48 hours from the moment you pick it up, and is available with 2 exclusive transport options to get the best out of your stay. Choose a Milan Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket and tour the city on board the open-top double-decker bus. Available 7 days a week, the bus runs over 3 lines with more than 40 stops. Learn more from the on board audio commentary, available in 8 languages (including 3 exclusive commentaries for kids). A Milan Pass with ATM Public Transport Ticket gets you access to 5 metro lines and more than 100 tram and bus lines. Enjoy free, unlimited 48-hour travel on the city’s public transport system using one simple ticket. You can even purchase the full package and get a Milan Pass with both the hop-on hop-off sightseeing ticket, and access to the ATM public transport system. Enjoy free entrance to city attractions such as: Access to the Duomo Cathedral Rooftop terraces (by lift) La Scala Museum and Theatre Pinacoteca Ambrosiana Museum of Science and Technology Casa Milan – Mondo Milan Museum Leonardo 3 – “The World of Leonardo” interactive museum Vigna di Leonardo – Leonardo’s Vineyard Bagatti Valsecchi Museum Museo d’Arte e Scienza – Art and Science MuseumNavigli Canal Cruise (spring/summer period)Shuttle bus to outlet stores

Milan: Pinacoteca Ambrosiana Ticket & Guided Tour

4. Milan: Pinacoteca Ambrosiana Ticket & Guided Tour

Discover Milan's oldest museum, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, with your guide. Get your tickets now and explore the museum's incredible collection, including the preparatory Cartoon for the School of Athens by Raphael, Caravaggio's Basket of Fruit, Leonardo da Vinci's Musician, and his Codex Atlanticus.  Admire the exquisite paintings of the Lombard and Venetian Renaissance, featuring works by renowned artists such as Luini and Titian. Don't miss this unique opportunity to witness beautiful Italian art.

Milan: Ambrosiana Gallery & Da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus Tour

5. Milan: Ambrosiana Gallery & Da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus Tour

Follow the traces left behind by Leonardo Da Vinci during his period in Milan on a guided tour of the Ambrosiana Gallery. Learn about his most hidden secret, the Codex Atlanticus, a collection of Leonardo Da Vinci's notes which represents the great artist's genius. Embark on a 1.5-hour guided journey inside the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Follow your guide through the main rooms as they answer numerous questions including how many pages there are in the Atlantic Codex. Learn about Leonardo in all his mystery, alongside other masterful artists such as Raphael. Upgrade your tour to a private tour with your very own guide, just for you and your group. Choose the relevant option when booking and select your language preference.

Milan: In the Footsteps of Da Vinci 3-Hour Art Tour

6. Milan: In the Footsteps of Da Vinci 3-Hour Art Tour

Discover the treasures of Leonardo Da Vinci in Milan with a local art expert on a 3-hour tour. On this tour, you will see the famous painting, The Last Supper, next to Santa Maria delle Grazie church. The painting was commissioned by Ludovico il Moro Duke of Milan, and is one of the most famous works by Da Vinci. You will also visit Pinacoteca Ambrosiana where you will admire the Atlantic Codex, a collection of scientific drawings by Leonardo, regarding different subjects that will let you appreciate his technical skills. At Pinacoteca, you will also see Leonardo's famous painting, Il Musico, kept in the room dedicated to Leonardo and his works. Along the way, learn about his life and his legacy that he left behind.

Leonardo Da Vinci Milan Self-Guided Audio Tour

7. Leonardo Da Vinci Milan Self-Guided Audio Tour

Explore places connected to Leonardo Da Vinci and his time in Milan with this audio-guided journey through time. Using your smartphone, dive into a Renaissance Milanese setting as you stroll through the streets of Milan at your own pace. Learn how Leonardo first found himself in Milan in 1482, at the height of the Italian Renaissance, and how Duke Ludovico Maria Sforza recognized the talent of the Florentine artist and entrusted him with various projects. Discover the streets and places connected to Leonardo's stay in the city. Enjoy complete autonomy through the use of your smartphone and headphones as you discover an ancient navigation lock, the Duomo of Milan, Sforza Castle, the Last Supper, Leonardo’s Vineyard and the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Listen to insightful storytelling as you pass by each point of interest. This itinerary passes by the following suggested museums/sites (choose to enter at your expenses): - Leonardo 3 Museum (open daily 9:30 AM - 8 PM) - Duomo of Milan (open daily 8AM - 7PM) - Sforza Castle (open daily 7 AM–7:30 PM) - Santa Maria Delle Grazie (open Monday to Friday 9AM - 12.20PM & 3PM - 5.50PM; Sundays 3PM - 5.50PM) - The Last Supper - Cenacolo (open from Tuesday to Sunday 8.15AM - 7PM) - Leonardo’s vineyard (private property) - Pinacoteca Ambrosiana (open from Thursday to Tuesday 10AM - 6PM) The distance between each stop varies between 5-10 minutes walk. We suggest a full-day exploration for all those who wants to visit every building, as each location typically requires between 15 to 50 minutes.

Milan: Sforza Castle & Leonardo Skip-the-Line Private Tour

8. Milan: Sforza Castle & Leonardo Skip-the-Line Private Tour

Begin your 3-hour tour with skip-the-line access to the Sforza Castle and its beautiful courts. Admire the castle's private rooms, and Michelangelo's last sculpture, Pietà. Then, follow your guide during a pleasant stroll through the city center. Walk down Dante's street to discover the palace where the most beautiful courtesans portrayed by Leonardo used to live. Next, head to the Ambrosiana Museum and discover the history of the most famous Atlantic Codex. Appreciate the room dedicated to Leonardo's art, alongside a wonderfully selected sequence of famous paintings realized by the great names of the Renaissance such as Botticelli, Luini, Raffaello, and the world famous Basket of Fruit by Caravaggio. Conclude the tour with a visit to Cathedral Square, which is just a few steps away.

Milan: Pinacoteca Ambrosiana Tickets & Tour for Families

9. Milan: Pinacoteca Ambrosiana Tickets & Tour for Families

Discover the masterpieces of Milan's Pinacoteca Ambrosiana on a guided tour specialized for families with kids aged 6-10. Bring the whole family and get ready for a unique hunt for details. How do the great masters of art manage to transmit their stories through simple elements?  You and your kids will make discoveries on this tour, exploring the fascinating world of mathematics and creativity. You'll even get to try drawing a story of your own, made up of shapes and proportions, and learn how to grasp the essentials.  Don't miss out on this family experience – get ready to be inspired.

Milan: The Story of Leonardo da Vinci Private Guided Tour

10. Milan: The Story of Leonardo da Vinci Private Guided Tour

Discover the many talents of Leonardo da Vinci, from painting to innovation and urban planning, as you explore the historic streets of Milan’s Old Town. This original da Vinci tour will take you back in time to Renaissance Italy, following the steps of Leonardo in Milan where he produced some of his greatest works. Discover the legacy of the archetypal man of Renaissance! Choose the 2-hour option to see Milan through the eyes of Leonardo da Vinci. Your walking tour will begin with an introduction to the four pillars of Leonardo’s virtuosity: painting, architecture, sculpture, and engineering, as you will see the 19th century Leonardo Monument by Pietro Magni outside the famous La Scala Opera House. Your Private Guide will explain the symbolism behind the statues of da Vinci and his pupils and tell you about the legacy left behind by this renowned painter, engineer and innovator. Wandering around Milan, you will discover many traces of Leonardo’s genius. Did you know that he solved some of the engineering problems that occurred during the construction of Duomo di Milano? Or that the beautiful frescoes in Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, also known as the Sistine Chapel of Milan, were painted by Leonardo’s students? The tour will end in front of Santa Maria delle Grazie, home to original The Last Supper. Nearby are the restored da Vinci vineyards, where you can order a glass of original Leonardo wine (at your own expense). Choose the 3,5-hour option to see Leonardo’s works in the Ambrosian Library (Pinacoteca Ambrosiana). This extended tour includes skip-the-line tickets to this secret gem of Milan. The Ambrosian Library displays a rotating selection of drawings from Leonardo’s notebook Codex Atlanticus along with his original drawings, writings, doodles and designs. It is a rare chance to learn about his interest in mathematics, weaponry, flight, botany and musical instruments. This beautiful library also houses several disputed Leonardos, such as Portrait of Isabella d'Este, as well as works by masters like Caravaggio, Raphael and Titian. Choose the 4,5-hour option to learn more about da Vinci with a guided tour of the Leonardo3 Museum. With skip-the-line tickets you can save time and go in without waiting at the ticket office. Enjoy the interactive exhibits of working models of Leonardo’s machines and inventions, and admire the digital restorations of his paintings and drawings. It will be a fun and educational experience for both adults and children!

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What people are saying about Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 922 reviews

Great Federico Borromeo Collection and other masterpieces donated to this museum. If you would like it dive in Renaissance masterpieces this is definitely for you. It will require more than one hour definitely.

A bit confusing organization. It is not clear the entrance for those who bought tickets online and we were made to go back and forth from the crypt to the Amborosiana. Incomprehensible to foreigners.

No queues at the entrance. The Pinacoteca is really very beautiful. And the visit to the crypt is also definitely worth it!

Laura was a great knowledgeable guide that made me want to know more. thank you Laura

Audio guide is a must, spent more than 2.5hrs so leave ample time for a good visit.