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

ENVISIONING AND REPRESENTING AFRICA

Accademia

ENVISIONING AND REPRESENTING AFRICA

On 10 and 11 February, the VI Dies Academicus of the Class of African Studies will be held in the Sala delle Accademie of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana

10/02/2023-11/02/2023
SECRET AMBROSIANA: CURIOSITIES FROM THE COLLECTIONS

Pinacoteca

SECRET AMBROSIANA: CURIOSITIES FROM THE COLLECTIONS

Rooms 2 and 3, the exhibition is the first in a series dedicated to showing us what is not normally displayed, for a wider enhancement of the Institution's heritage.

02/02/2023-02/05/2023
Exhibition
SAN SEPOLCRO CRYPT OPEN DURING WEEKENDS UNTIL APRIL 2

San Sepolcro

SAN SEPOLCRO CRYPT OPEN DURING WEEKENDS UNTIL APRIL 2

Crypt of San Sepolcro open until April 2 2023, every Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 to 17.30 | last access 17.00

14/01/2023-02/04/2023
PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA AND THE DUOMO TOGETHER FOR MILAN

Ambrosiana

PINACOTECA AMBROSIANA AND THE DUOMO TOGETHER FOR MILAN

The Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana and the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano present a collaboration agreement that marks the beginning of a common path aimed at creating a network, for the enhancement of the heritage of faith and art that the two institutions have guarded for centuries.

28/10/2022
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.

16/09/2022-16/02/2023
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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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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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

(158 online artworks)

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