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

The Cartoon for the School of Athens by Raphael will be visible from March 27, 2019.
Starting from the first floor, we suggest you go directly 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 Leonardo da Vinci’s Portrait of a Musician awaits you together with works by important artists of his school.

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 by Leonardo da Vinci and Caravaggio’s painting of the Basket of Fruit.
Less than an hour, but spent in the company of three supreme geniuses of art history!

Sala Federiciana

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WHAT’S ON

“5xLeonardo”<br>a single and discounted ticket to visit five Milanese museums

Pinacoteca

“5xLeonardo”
a single and discounted ticket to visit five Milanese museums

A joint ticketing project among 5 Milanese museums to mark 500 years since Leonardo da Vinci’s death and the “Milano Leonardo 500” event

18/04/2019
NEWS
L’oro invisibile,<br>12+1 opere preziose

Pinacoteca

L’oro invisibile,
12+1 opere preziose

The exhibition presents 12 + 1 precious works, dedicated to the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, conceived by Giulio Manfredi, one of the most internationally appreciated creative talents.

09/05/2019-09/07/2019
Exhibition
Il Raffaello dell'Ambrosiana. In principio il Cartone

Pinacoteca

Il Raffaello dell'Ambrosiana. In principio il Cartone

The restored masterpiece of the genius from Urbino in the new exhibition room designed by Studio Boeri Architetti.

27/03/2019-31/12/2019
Exhibition
The Genius experience. Leonardo and Warhol

Pinacoteca

The Genius experience. Leonardo and Warhol

To celebrate the fifth centenary of Leonardo’s death, the Crypt of Leonard hosts a great exhibition by Leonardo da Vinci and Andy Warhol. 

01/03/2019-30/06/2019
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

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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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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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

(157 online artworks)

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