Ambrosiana

I HAVE LESS THAN AN HOUR

40 minutes

For all Age

“How can I visit a museum of 24 rooms in such a short time? Is it worth it?” Don’t worry! Even with less than an hour, you can enjoy the masterpieces of the Ambrosiana and immerse yourself in this place of culture and beauty. Of course, you will have to choose, but you will find even a short visit so rewarding that… perhaps you will feel impelled to visit us again and see the rest!

Visita

Starting from the first floor, we suggest you admire the Basket of fruit by Caravaggio in Room 1 and then go to the Room of the Cartoon for the School of Athens by Raphael. Here you can admire one of the most wonderful works preserved in the Ambrosiana: the huge preliminary drawing, measuring 8 x 3 metres made by Raphael for his fresco of the School of Athens in the Vatican Stanze. The work, newly restored, has been relocated in Room 5, where a new installation will enable you to discover the secrets of the technique used by Raphael to create it, understand the cultural context that saw the birth of this masterpiece and retrace the steps in its restoration that brought it back to its former splendour.

"Scuola di Atene" di Raffaello (Raffaello Sanzio)

From Room 5, through Rooms 6 and 8, we advise you to go to the ground floor and visit the Aula Leonardi, where the Portrait of the Musician by Leonardo da Vinci and other works by important artists of his school await you.

Aula Leonardi

Finally, in the striking setting of the old reading room of the Library, the Sala Federiciana, you can admire the original drawings of the Codex Atlanticus of Leonardo da Vinci.
Less than an hour, but spent in the company of supreme geniuses of art history!

Sala Federiciana

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WHAT’S ON

GRANPARENTS’ DAY

Pinacoteca

GRANDPARENTS' DAY

On Sunday October 2 free admission for all grandparents with their grandchildren

27/09/2022
NEWS
MANUSCRIPTS ILLUMINATED IN ITALY FROM THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS<BR> The 14th century

Pinacoteca

MANUSCRIPTS ILLUMINATED IN ITALY FROM THE AMBROSIANA COLLECTIONS
The 14th century

The exhibition presents a selection of manuscripts decorated in the fourteenth century in Italy from the collections of the Ambrosiana Library.

08/09/2022-15/11/2022
Exhibition
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.

16/09/2022-10/01/2023
Exhibition

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

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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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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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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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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ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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