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GETTING HERE

Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Piazza Pio XI, 2
20123 Milano

Metro
M1 stop Cordusio or Duomo | M3 stop Duomo
Tram
Line 12-14-16 stop Orefici/Cantù |Line 2-3 stop Duomo

HOURS

PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA

Monday to Sunday 10.00-18.00 (the ticket office closes at 17.30)
Closed on Wednesday

SPECIAL OPENINGS/CLOSURES FOR HOLIDAYS:

Open on Wednesday, December 7 2022

Christmas holidays from December 24, 2022 to January 8, 2023:
– December 24, and December 31, 2022: open from 10.00 to 14.00
– December 25, 2022: closed
– January 1, 2023: open from 14.00 to 19.00
– All other days: open from 10.00 to 18.00, including Wednesday December 28, 2022 and January 4, 2023

BIBLIOTECA AMBROSIANA

BIBLIOTECA OPENING HOURS
Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 16.50
It is recommended, especially for the consultation of manuscripts and rare items, to book by writing to prenotazione.salalettura@ambrosiana.it. In any case, access to the Reading Room is and remains free for scholars according to the specific Library Rules.

Closing days:
• Italian public holidays.
• From December 7 the feast of S. Ambrogio, patron saint of the city of Milan.
• Friday December 9, 2022
• From december 27, 2022 to January 6, 2023 included.
• other days established by the specific calendar.


Notice to Thesis supervisors, PhD students and researchers:

We invite Thesis supervisors, Ph.D. and Specialization Schools Lecturers to contact the Library Director (e-mail: direzione.biblioteca@ambrosiana.it), before assigning or taking on researches that require the consultation of materials included in this list (see Rules, Art. 4, § 3 >>>).
This precaution is necessary because of the state of some materials, which does not allow consultation.

For information concerning the materials that can be consulted, see this page.

TICKETS

[BUY TICKET-INDIVIDUALS]

PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA

Full price: € 15.00
0-5 years: free
6-14 years: € 5.00
15-18 years, university students: € 10.00
Over 65: € 13.00

OTHER REDUCTIONS:
• MILANOCARD holders, Pogliaghi Museum or Colosso San Carlo di Arona ticket holders (within one year of issue), Gallerie d’Italia ticket holders, Intesa Sanpaolo employees: € 10.00
• Touring Club members, FAI members, full Duomo Pass or Duomo Fast-track owners, owners of the Piemonte Valle d’Aosta Museums Subscription, Società del Quartetto Card owners, COOP members: € 13.00

In case of reservation an advance sale fee of € 1.50 per ticket will be applied

OTHER FREE ADMISSIONS*
• Authorised guides with registration card and teachers accompanying school groups (1 for every 10 students).
• Accredited journalists, specifying the reason for the visit (email: press@ambrosiana.it ).
• ICOM members
• Possessors of ABBONAMENTO MUSEI LOMBARDIA (only for Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, on presentation of the subscription card together with ID)
• There also exist special permits, for professional reasons and with the approval of the administration for: superintendents of the fine arts, public officials and scholars-researchers.
For further information: contatti@ambrosiana.it

* Membership of the respective categories must be proved by a document/card currently valid.

Audioguide
€ 3.00 (without earphones) / € 4.00 with earphones Ita / Eng

GROUPS AND GUIDED TOURS
Reservations required for groups with at least 15 participants (each group maximum 25 people)

tel: +39 0292897721
email: ambrosiana@vivaticket.it
Mon-Fri 10.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m., excluding holidays

GROUP FARES

AMBROSIANA
ADULTS € 10.00 + € 1.65 ADVANCE SALES
SCHOOLS € 4.00 + € 0.60 ADVANCE SALES

NURSERY SCHOOL GROUPS (UP TO 5 YEARS OLD): FREE

[MORE INFORMATION ON OUR OFFERS FOR GUIDED TOURS AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES]

LIBRARY RULES

Founded by Cardinal Federico Borromeo and inaugurated in 1609, the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana is administered by the College of Fellows (Collegio dei Dottori), presided over by the Prefect.
The ordinary administration of the services is coordinated by the Head Librarian, who reports to the Director of the Library.
Assistance to scholars in the Reading Room is guaranteed by the library staff, as far as they are competent, and by the presence of a Fellow with the title of Head Librarian.

Notice to Thesis Supervisors, PhD candidates and graduates working on theses:
Thesis Supervisors, PhD candidates and graduates working on theses are requested to contact the Library Administration (e-mail: direzione.biblioteca@ambrosiana.it), before assigning research topics that entail consultation of the materials in the reserve collections, subject to Special Rules for the consultation of manuscripts and incunabula (see Library Rules, Art. 4, §3).
This precaution is necessary because of the state of some materials, which precludes consultation. For information concerning the materials that can be consulted, see the relevant page.

ART. 1 – OPENING TIMES
§ 1.SEE OPENING HOURS PUBLISHED ABOVE ON THIS PAGE
§2. It is closed: on public holidays; on the feast of St. Ambrose, patron saint of Milan (December 7); from 24 December to 6 January; from Thursday in Easter Week to the Sunday after Easter; during the summer holidays (as scheduled from year to year) and on other days shown on the calendar.

ART 2. – ADMISSIONS
§1. Access to the Library, after authorization and registration, is open to anyone 18 and older. Users are requested to wear attire suitable to the decorum of the institution.
§2. Access is subject to authorization by the Head Librarian, who will assess the applicant’s need to consult the Library holdings. Where necessary, a letter of presentation will be required.
§3. On entering and leaving the Library, users must fill in the register.
§4. On entry to the Reading Room, users must show their pass to library staff.
§5.The membership pass lasts one year and is of two types: ordinary (for consulting printed matter from 1901 only) and special (for all other printed materials and manuscripts).

ART. 3 – CONSULTATION
§ 1.Pass holders are allowed direct access the printed materials in the Reading Room. Those who have to use the steps to reach books, should apply to the library staff. After consultation, volumes must be left on the tables, without replacing them on the shelves.
§2. Applications to consult other printed matter, incunabula, manuscripts and archival documents should be made to the library staff using the forms in the Reading Room.
§3. Each user may submit a maximum of four requests daily.
§4.The staff distribute the material requested from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The material must be returned by 4.45 p.m. All users must leave the reading room by 4.50 p.m.
§5.Those who wish to continue to consult the material on the following day, should tell the library staff. If the applicant fails to appear the following day, the material will be put away and a new application should be made.

ART. 4 – MANUSCRIPTS AND RARE BOOKS
§1. When material of this type is provided for consultation, the library staff will request the user’s ID, to be held until the material is returned.
§2. If the material being consulted is a manuscript or other fragile or valuable document, the use of white cotton gloves is required, which can be purchased at the library distribution counter.
§3. Some printed matter, incunabula, manuscripts and archival documents are available with reserve. The scholar who wishes to consult such material must submit a written application to the Library administration in justification.
§4. To consult drawings a reservation is required: this can be made by e-mail at booking.disegni@ambrosiana.it .

ART. 5 – MATERIALS PERMITTED IN THE READING ROOM
§1. Users may not enter the Reading Room with overcoats, cloaks, bags of any kind, umbrellas, beverages, foodstuffs or any other objects not necessary for reading. Only paper and writing materials are allowed.
§2. Complete silence must be observed in the Reading Room.
§3. Users may bring and use laptops.
§4. Mobile phones must be in silent mode and must not be left on the work desks. It is strictly prohibited to make or answer phone calls or use any other audio function.
§5. For the use of other instruments (Wood lamp, microfilm/microfiche reader, etc.) please contact library staff.

ART. 6 – REPRODUCTIONS
§1. It is forbidden to use one’s own equipment to take photos of printed works, incunabula, manuscripts, drawings or any other kind of material being consulted.
§ 2. Applications for reproductions must be submitted online by filling the image request form (click here)
§3. Photocopying of manuscript and printed material prior to 1950 is prohibited. For photocopies of printed material after 1950, please contact the staff.
§ 4. The Library Administration has the right to prohibit reproduction in any form of any material that might be damaged in the reproduction process.

ART. 7 – STUDIES OF MATERIALS IN THE LIBRARY
§1. Normally, scholars present the Library with publications concerning the materials studied. Except for cases agreed on with the Administration, the consultation of degree theses delivered to the library is understood to be allowed.

ART. 8 – SINGLE DISCIPLINARY RULE
The Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana may suspend or prevent the renewal of the registration pass of any persons who, by their behaviour, have damaged the library material or caused a disturbance to the normal functioning of the Library itself.

WHAT’S ON

CONCERTO SERALE IN SALA FEDERICIANA E VISITA ALLA MOSTRA DEI PRESEPI

Ambrosiana

CONCERTO SERALE IN SALA FEDERICIANA E VISITA ALLA MOSTRA DEI PRESEPI

Il 17 dicembre alle 18,30 esclusivo concerto IN Sala Federiciana, seguito da una visita guidata alla mostra "Presepi all'Ambrosiana"

17/12/2022-17/12/2022
CRÈCHES AT THE AMBROSIANA<BR>FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE MUSEO DEL PRESEPIO OF DALMINE

Pinacoteca

CRÈCHES AT THE AMBROSIANA
FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE MUSEO DEL PRESEPIO OF DALMINE

From December 1st until the end of January, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana hosts a widespread exhibition of nativity scenes, coming from the Museo del Presepio of Dalmine

01/12/2022-31/01/2023
Exhibition
READING ROOM: OPENING TIMES DECEMBER 2022

Biblioteca

READING ROOM, OPENING TIMES DECEMBER 2022

Closed for holidays from December 7 to 11 and from December 27, 2022 to January 6, 2023 included

04/11/2022
NEWS
JEWELS OF GIULIO MANFREDI CELEBRATE RAPHAEL <br> SCHOOL OF LIGHT

Ambrosiana

JEWELS OF GIULIO MANFREDI CELEBRATE RAPHAEL
SCHOOL OF LIGHT

An art installation consisting of twenty-one drawings for twenty-one refined jewels, corresponding to twenty-one characters from Raphael's cartoon. Curated by Alberto Rocca and Arnaldo Colasanti.

16/09/2022-31/01/2023
Exhibition

ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

Portrait of a Young Girl with a Dove, Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)
Clock with astrolabe, Sconosciuto
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 3 recto, NA
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Antonio Badile (1518-1560)
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 719 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1058 verso, NA
Kids and Lambs, Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
Self Portrait, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
Christ Resurrected, Marco Basaiti (1470-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 860 recto, NA
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
The Holy Family with Sain John, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Bonifacio Veronese (1487-1553)
Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 272 verso, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 455 recto, NA
The Triumph of David, Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida (1494-1533)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 844 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 33 recto, NA
Portrait of a Lady, Giovanni Ambrogio De Predis (1455-1508)
Figured casket, Scultore lombardo
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Saint John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 149 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 710 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 26 verso, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 12 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 71 recto, NA
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Morosini, NA
The Arco della Pace in Milan, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 139 recto, NA
Maternity, Mosè Bianchi (1840-1904)
Apse of San Satiro and View of the Duomo, NA
Adoration of the Magi, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Seascape, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo, Bartolomeo Veneto (1502-1530)
View of the Interior of the Duomo, NA
The Dormition of the Virgin, Anonimo ferrarese (XV secolo)
llias picta, NA
The Last Supper, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Allegorical Female Figure, Giovanni Serodine (1600-1631)
Male portrait, Hans Muelich (1516-1573)
The Madonna Enthroned with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Portrait of a Musician, NA
The Adoration of the Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 145 recto, NA
The Annunciation, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
Portrait of Emilia Morosini Zeltner, NA
The Madonna of the Pavilion, Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi detto) (1444 o 1445-1510)
Allegory of Fire, NA
The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist, Marco d’Oggiono (1470-1525)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 812 recto, NA
Judith and Holofernes, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
The Adoration of the Magi, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli also known as Morazzone (1571-1626)
The infant Jesus with a Lamb, NA
Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell, Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
Nautilus shell, NA
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 4 recto, NA
Self Portrait, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
Armillary sphere, NA
The Madonna Nursing the Child by the Fountain, Bernaert van Orley (1488-1541)
Portrait of a Pilgrim, Monogrammista HL (XVI secolo)
The Damned Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Display case with the hair of Lucrezia Borgia, Alfredo Ravasco
The Holy Family, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609-1661)
The Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 72 recto, NA
Portrait of Napoleon King of Italy, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817)
The Madonna and Child with a Worshipper, Bernardino Betti detto il Pinturicchio (1454-1513)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 663 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 199 verso, NA
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
Portrait of a Gentleman (Michel de l’Hospital), Giovan Battista Moroni (1520-1578)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1006 verso, NA
Orrery, Sconosciuto
Latin astrolabe, Anonymous
Christ on the Way to Calvary, Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
Plato, Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480)
Landscape with Saint John the Baptist, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 104 recto, NA
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and John, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
The Virgin of the Rocks, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
The Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona, Alessandro Bonvicino detto Moretto (1490-1554)
The Adoration with Saint Roch, Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
Pietà (copy from Michelangelo), NA
Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Saint Michael the Archangel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Sacra Conversazione, Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
Portico in Ruins, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Ceremonial saddle and stirrups. Detail of the wooden horse of Troy, Arte armaiola milanese
Mary Magdalene, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 845 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
De divina proportione, Luca Pacioli (1445 circa – 1517)
The Kiss, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Flowers and Roses, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)
Portrait of Paolo Morigia, Fede Galizia (1578-1630)
Dantesque window, Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
A Soul in Purgatory, NA
Winter Landscape with Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
Washerwomen at the Canal, Emilio Gola (1851-1923)
Diana the Huntress, Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
Libro d’Ore Borromeo, Cristoforo de Predis (1440-1486)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 117 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto, NA
Burse, Artista dell’Italia centrale
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original), Leone Leoni
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Pietro Antonio Magatti (1691-1767)
The Adoration, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1 recto, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 307 verso, NA
Allegory of Water, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Napoleon Bonaparte’s gloves, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 116 recto, NA
Horse’s head (Copy from the equestrian monument to Marcus Aurelius on the Capitol in Rome), NA
Portrait of Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (later Leopold II), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)
Flowers in a Vase, NA
Portrait of a Young Man, Vittore Ghislandi detto Frà Galgario (1655-1743)
Mercury and Argus, Anonimo genovese (XVII secolo)
Lesenes and trophies, Agostino Busti detto il Bambaia (1483-1548)
Original Sin, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Locked out of school, Emilio Longoni (1859-1932)
Still Life with Musical Instruments, Evaristo Baschenis (1617-1677)
The Adoration of the Magi, Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Portrait of a Young Man, Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco copia da) (1478 circa-1510)
Head of Christ the Redeemer, Gian Giacomo Caprotti detto Salai (1480-1524)
Basket of fruit, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Mouse with Roses, NA
The Magdalen and the Angel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 49 recto, NA
Man in Armour, NA
Octagonal casket, Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 5 recto, NA
The Blessed Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
The Assumption of the Virgin, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 21 recto, NA
Portrait of Giuseppina Negroni Prati Morosini, NA
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 29 recto, NA
The Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Jerome, Cesare Magni (1511-1534)
Noctes Atticae, Aulo Gellio
Susanna at her Bath, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609-1661)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 873 recto, NA
Mary Magdalene Penitent, Guido Reni (1575-1642)
Daggers with sheath (eared sfondagiaco dagger), Milanese Gunsmiths
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 851 recto, NA
Crib, Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
Naturalis Historia, Plinio il Vecchio (23-79 dC)
Jael and Sisera, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 909 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)