Ambrosiana

A VISIT IN JUST ONE HOUR

60 minutes

For all Age

If you only have one hour to visit the Ambrosiana, we suggest you concentrate on the collection of Cardinal Federico Borromeo and the great masters, leaving the Galbiati Wing and the second floor for the next visit!

Visita

In the first rooms, admire the Adoration of the Magi by Titian and the Holy Family with Saint Anne and the Infant Saint John by Luini, the Madonna of the Pavilion by Botticelli and the enigmatic Madonna of the Towers by Bramantino, followed by the Cartoon for the School of Athens by Raphael, newly restored and enhanced by a completely new display.

Le prime sale della Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

Continue with the Nativity by Barocci and the explosion of colours from Cardinal Borromeo’s collection of Flemish paintings. Here you will be fascinated by observing the countless details to be discovered in works by Paul Bril and Jan Brueghel the Elder.

I fiamminghi del Cardinale Borromeo

If you are attracted by curiosities, make a brief stop in Room 8 to admire the rare objects found in the display cases in the Room of the Medusa (Room 8), including the famous display case with a lock of Lucrezia Borgia’s hair.

Sala della Medusa

From here, you can take the large staircase to the ground floor, where you can admire Leonardo da Vinci’s Portrait of a Musician, the works of his school and the original drawings in the Codex Atlanticus.

PLEASE NOTE: The Portrait of a Musician will be on loan to the Louvre Museum from October 14 2019, until the end of February, 2020

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WHAT’S ON

THE PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA IS OPEN ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Pinacoteca

THE PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA IS OPEN ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1

On Monday, November 1, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana is open from 10.00 to 18.00.

15/10/2021
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Signed the Agreement with Sharjah Book Authority

Ambrosiana

Signed the Agreement with Sharjah Book Authority

The primary objective of this partnership wants to be the common enhancement of the book heritage available in both libraries, studying innovative forms of accessibility to the precious historical collections and in particular to the ancient manuscripts in Arabic that the Ambrosiana Library has collected and preserved since the seventeenth century

28/09/2021
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NAPOLEON AT THE AMBROSIANA

Pinacoteca

NAPOLEON AT THE AMBROSIANA

A journey through representation in the Napoleonic era in Milan: a melting pot of tradition, propaganda and of change and continuity at the same time.

05/10/2021-23/01/2022
Exhibition
READING ROOM: <br>UPDATED OPENING HOURS

Ambrosiana

READING ROOM: UPDATED OPENING HOURS

Open from Sep 1, Monday to Friday, 9.00 to 13.00. Reservation mandatory.

30/08/2021
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PINACOTECA: UPDATED OPENING HOURS

Pinacoteca

PINACOTECA: UPDATED OPENING HOURS

Opening hours, booking and access procedures

29/07/2021
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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

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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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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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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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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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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ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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