Ambrosiana

The Ambrosiana was, is and must remain a source of research, dialogue, knowledge, culture and spirituality, always in the spirit of the motto that Manzoni placed as the ideal seal on Federico Borromeo’s work: ‘A steady intent in the search for and practice of the best.’

Biblioteca

The Ambrosian Library, founded by Cardinal Federico Borromeo on 1607 and inaugurated on 1609, was one of the earliest libraries to grant access to all who could read and write. It was conceived by its founder as a centre for study and culture.

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Pinacoteca

The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana was established in April 1618, when Cardinal Federico Borromeo donated his collection of paintings, drawings and statues to the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, which he had founded in 1607.

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Accademia

The Accademia purpose is to raise the Ambrosiana to the level of an Agora, a place devoted to fostering the dialogue between diverse peoples and heterogeneous
cultures, a crossroads between North and South, East and West.

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  • Piazza Pio XI, 2 Milan | t +39 02 806921
  • Opening hours: Sunday 18/8/2019
    • Biblioteca: today we are closed, sorry
    • Pinacoteca: 10.00a.m.-6.00p.m.
  • Pinacoteca ticket Euro 15,00
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  • Plan your visit
  • Opening hours: Sunday 18/8/2019
    • Biblioteca: today we are closed, sorry
    • Pinacoteca: 10.00a.m.-6.00p.m.
  • Piazza Pio XI, 2 Milan | t +39 02 806921
  • Hours: Sunday 18/8/2019
    • Biblioteca: today we are closed, sorry
    • Pinacoteca: 10.00a.m.-6.00p.m.

What’s on

The program of exhibitions, conferences and meetings of the Library, Pinacoteca and Ambrosiana Academy at your fingertips.

THE RESTORATION OF THE HYPOGEAN CHURCH OF SAN SEPOLCRO IS COMPLETED

San Sepolcro

THE RESTORATION OF THE HYPOGEAN CHURCH OF SAN SEPOLCRO IS COMPLETED

Milan recovers an important piece of its artistic heritage

22/07/2019
NEWS
LEONARDO DA VINCI: STUDIES AND DRAWINGS OF THE FRENCH PERIOD FROM THE CODEX ATLANTICUS

Pinacoteca

LEONARDO DA VINCI: STUDIES AND DRAWINGS OF THE FRENCH PERIOD FROM THE CODEX ATLANTICUS

The exhibition deals with the Master's last years of activity at the service of the King of France, Francis I.

18/06/2019-15/09/2019
Exhibition
SUMMER 2019: BIBLIOTECA AND PINACOTECA OPENING HOURS

Pinacoteca

SUMMER 2019: BIBLIOTECA AND PINACOTECA OPENING HOURS

Click here for the summer opening hours and closing days of the Biblioteca and of the Pinacoteca

15/06/2019
NEWS
The Genius experience. Leonardo and Warhol | EXTENDED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15, 2019!

Pinacoteca

The Genius experience. Leonardo and Warhol | EXTENDED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15, 2019!

The exhibition was extended until September 15.

01/03/2019-15/09/2019
Exhibition
The Genius experience. Leonardo and Warhol | EXTENDED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15, 2019!

Pinacoteca

The Genius experience. Leonardo and Warhol | EXTENDED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15, 2019!

The exhibition was extended until September 15.

01/03/2019-15/09/2019
Exhibition
SUMMER 2019: BIBLIOTECA AND PINACOTECA OPENING HOURS

Pinacoteca

SUMMER 2019: BIBLIOTECA AND PINACOTECA OPENING HOURS

Click here for the summer opening hours and closing days of the Biblioteca and of the Pinacoteca

15/06/2019
NEWS
LEONARDO DA VINCI: STUDIES AND DRAWINGS OF THE FRENCH PERIOD FROM THE CODEX ATLANTICUS

Pinacoteca

LEONARDO DA VINCI: STUDIES AND DRAWINGS OF THE FRENCH PERIOD FROM THE CODEX ATLANTICUS

The exhibition deals with the Master's last years of activity at the service of the King of France, Francis I.

18/06/2019-15/09/2019
Exhibition
THE RESTORATION OF THE HYPOGEAN CHURCH OF SAN SEPOLCRO IS COMPLETED

San Sepolcro

THE RESTORATION OF THE HYPOGEAN CHURCH OF SAN SEPOLCRO IS COMPLETED

Milan recovers an important piece of its artistic heritage

22/07/2019
NEWS

The other faces of the Ambrosiana

The most magical and ancient places of Milan: the ancient Forum where Constantine, St. Ambrose, St. Augustine and Theodosius walked, and the lower Church of Santo Sepolcro, built by the Crusaders… as well as a colossal statue of St. Charles Borromeo on Lake Maggiore; a Museum-Home at the Sacro Monte of Varese; a Foundation dedicated to the promotion of young artists: this is also the Ambrosiana!
Discover the other institutions of the Ambrosiana

ROMAN FORUM

THE OTHER INSTITUTIONS

ROMAN FORUM

Between 1990 and 1992, archaeological excavations conducted underneath the ancient cellars of the Ambrosiana brought to light a portion of the pavement of the ancient Roman forum, the heart of Mediolanum's political, economic and religious life.

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MARCO MANTOVANI FOUNDATION

THE OTHER INSTITUTIONS

MARCO MANTOVANI FOUNDATION

The Marco Mantovani Foundation seeks to preserve and enhance the works of the sculptor Marco Mantovani, as evidence of the life of an artist dedicated to sculpture and art.

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LODOVICO POGLIAGHI MUSEUM-HOME

THE OTHER INSTITUTIONS

LODOVICO POGLIAGHI MUSEUM-HOME

Lodovico Pogliaghi was one of the most significant Lombard artists to live in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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THE COLOSSUS OF SAINT CHARLES IN ARONA

THE OTHER INSTITUTIONS

THE COLOSSUS OF SAINT CHARLES IN ARONA

The Colossus of Saint Charles in Arona, which popular tradition has affectionately dubbed San Carlone, was created in the seventeenth century at the behest of Federico Borromeo, archbishop of Milan and founder of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana.

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CHURCH OF SAN SEPOLCRO

THE OTHER INSTITUTIONS

CHURCH OF SAN SEPOLCRO

The church of San Sepolcro was founded in 1030, when a Milanese moneyer named Rozzone built a church on the ancient Roman forum. Archbishop Ariberto d’Intimiano solemnly consecrated it to the Holy Trinity.

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ONLINE COLLECTION

(157 online artworks)

Ceremonial saddle and stirrups. Detail of the wooden horse of Troy, Arte armaiola milanese
Winter Landscape with Skaters, Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 710 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Adoration of the Magi, Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
Orrery, Sconosciuto
Cup with Turbo marmoratus shell, Christoph Lencker (1556 circa-1613)
Portrait of Bernardino da Lesmo, Bartolomeo Veneto (1502-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 4 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Napoleon Bonaparte’s gloves, NA
Pietà (copy from Michelangelo), Leone Leoni
Basket of fruit, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Jael and Sisera, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
llias picta, NA
The Adoration of the Magi, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli detto il Morazzone (1571-1626)
Original Sin, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 455 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
View of the Interior of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
The Placing of Christ in the Sepulchre, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Pietro Antonio Magatti (1691-1767)
Armillary sphere, Giannello Torriani
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 71 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Mary Magdalene, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 29 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Christ on the Way to Calvary, Giovanni Busi detto Cariani (1480-1547)
The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist, Marco d’Oggiono (1470-1525)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 116 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Crib, Federico Barocci o Baroccio detto il Fiori (1535-1612) (replica di)
Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Cesare Ligari (1716-1770)
Portrait of a Young Girl with a Dove, Natale Schiavoni (1777-1858)
Libro d’Ore Borromeo, Cristoforo de Predis (1440-1486)
Flowers in a Vase, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Portrait of a Gentleman (Michel de l’Hospital), Giovan Battista Moroni (1520-1578)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1058 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Kids and Lambs, Francesco Londonio (1723-1783)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 873 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Paolo Morigia, Fede Galizia (1578-1630)
Dantesque window, Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
The Holy Family with Sain John, Tobias and the Archangel Raphael, Bonifacio Veronese (1487-1553)
Allegorical Female Figure, Giovanni Serodine (1600-1631)
Portrait of Giuseppina Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Christ Crowned with Thorns, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Octagonal casket, Bottega degli Embriachi (XIV-XV secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 812 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The School of Athens, Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
Clock with astrolabe, Sconosciuto
Male portrait, Hans Muelich (1516-1573)
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727-1804)
Display case with the hair of Lucrezia Borgia, Alfredo Ravasco
Vase of Flowers with Jewel, Coins and Shells, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 21 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of Emilia Morosini Zeltner, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
Noctes Atticae, Aulo Gellio
Saint John the Baptist, Gian Giacomo Caprotti
The Martyrdom of Saint Peter of Verona, Alessandro Bonvicino detto Moretto (1490-1554)
Sacra Conversazione, Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone (1453-1523)
Portrait of a Pilgrim, Monogrammista HL (XVI secolo)
The Madonna and Child with a Worshipper, Bernardino Betti detto il Pinturicchio (1454-1513)
Christ Resurrected, Marco Basaiti (1470-1530)
Naturalis Historia, Plinio il Vecchio (23-79 dC)
Diana the Huntress, Joachim Friess (XVI-XVII secolo)
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Antonio Badile (1518-1560)
The Madonna and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Jerome, Cesare Magni (1511-1534)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Burse, Artista dell’Italia centrale
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
A Soul in Purgatory, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
The Annunciation, Gerolamo Mazzola Bedoli (1500-1569)
Self Portrait, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
The Adoration with Saint Roch, Gian Pietro Rizzoli detto Giampietrino (1508-1549)
The infant Jesus with a Lamb, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1069 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Young Man, Giorgione (Giorgio da Castelfranco copia da) (1478 circa-1510)
The Damned Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
The Holy Family with Saints Anne and John, Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 272 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 139 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 33 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 1006 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Ambrosian Virgil of Francesco Petrarca, NA
Landscape with Saint John the Baptist, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 5 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Susanna at her Bath, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
Codice Atlantico (Codex Atlanticus), f. 104 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 844 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Last Supper, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 26 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Mercury and Argus, Anonimo genovese (XVII secolo)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 851 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Mary Magdalene Penitent, Guido Reni (1575-1642)
Portrait of Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (later Leopold II), Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779)
Head of Christ the Redeemer, Gian Giacomo Caprotti detto Salai (1480-1524)
Allegory of Fire, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
The Adoration, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 3 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Virgin of the Rocks, Andrea Bianchi detto il Vespino (attivo 1612-1640)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 72 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 860 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 149 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Blessed Soul, Anonimo lombardo (XVII secolo)
Apse of San Satiro and View of the Duomo, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Plato, Giovanni Antonio Piatti (1447-1480)
Portrait of Giovanni Battista Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
De divina proportione, Luca Pacioli (1445 circa – 1517)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 307 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Washerwomen at the Canal, Emilio Gola (1851-1923)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 49 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Young Man, Vittore Ghislandi detto Frà Galgario (1655-1743)
Adoration of the Magi, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 663 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Saint Michael the Archangel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Laocoon (copy of the Vatican original), Leone Leoni
The Arco della Pace in Milan, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 909 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Triumph of David, Lucas Hugenszoon detto Luca di Leida (1494-1533)
The Dormition of the Virgin, Anonimo ferrarese (XV secolo)
Flowers and Roses, Gaetano Previati (1852-1920)
Latin astrolabe, Anonymous
Seascape, Paul Bril (1554-1626)
The Assumption of the Virgin, Giovanni Agostino da Lodi (1467-1524 circa)
Horse’s head (Copy from the equestrian monument to Marcus Aurelius on the Capitol in Rome), NA
The Adoration of the Magi, Andrea Schiavone (1510-1563)
Portrait of Alessandro Negroni Prati Morosini, Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)
The Magdalen and the Angel, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
Portrait of Manfredo Settala, Daniele Crespi (1600-1630) attribuito a
The Madonna Enthroned with Saint Ambrose and Saint Michael, Bartolomeo Suardi detto il Bramantino (1465-1530)
Portico in Ruins, Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 145 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Portrait of a Lady, Giovanni Ambrogio De Predis (1455-1508)
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis, Ambito di Francesco Albani (1578-1660)
Man in Armour, Tiziano Vecellio (1480-1576)
Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Jan II Brueghel il Giovane (1601-1678)
Allegory of Water, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
Portrait of Napoleon King of Italy, Andrea Appiani (1754-1817)
Two daggers with sheaths (eared sfondagiaco daggers), Armorari milanesi
Maternity, Mosè Bianchi (1840-1904)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 12 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Judith and Holofernes, Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino (1548-1608)
Figured casket, Scultore lombardo
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus) f. 199 verso, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
Mouse with Roses, Jan Brueghel il Vecchio “Dei Velluti” (1568-1625)
The Madonna of the Pavilion, Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi detto) (1444 o 1445-1510)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 719 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Holy Family, Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Jacopo da Ponte detto il Bassano (1510-1592)
Locked out of school, Emilio Longoni (1859-1932)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 845 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Madonna Nursing the Child by the Fountain, Bernaert van Orley (1488-1541)
Self Portrait, Antonio Canova (1757-1822)
Still Life with Fruit, Isaac Soreau (1604-1638)
Still Life with Musical Instruments, Evaristo Baschenis (1617-1677)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 117 recto, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Lesenes and trophies, Agostino Busti detto il Bambaia (1483-1548)
Portrait of a Musician, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Nautilus shell, Sconosciuto