Ambrosiana

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90 minutes

For all Age

If you have more than one hour, you can fully enjoy the wonders of the museum by dwelling on whatever fascinates or intrigues you. Be guided by your instinct without immediately searching for the museum’s masterpieces. The Ambrosiana is wonderful both by the variety of its collections, and the beauty of its rooms!

Visita

For this reason, in addition to visiting the first rooms with Renaissance masterpieces from the collection of Cardinal Borromeo, we advise you not to miss the gallery with the Renaissance sculptures by Bambaia or the gallery with the Dante-themed stained glass window, and the refined paintings by the Flemish school.

Galleria delle Sculture rinascimentali del Bambaia e la sala della vetrata dantesca

Then, once you cross the threshold of the Room of the Medusa (Room 8), immerse yourself in the eclectic mosaic and marble decorations of the Galbiati wing. Wander among the greatest names of Italian art from the 16th to the early 20th century, with some unmissable curiosities: armillary spheres, collections of coins and the display case containing a lock of hair by Lucrezia Borgia, which enchanted Lord Byron and D’Annunzio.

Sala della Medusa

“And Leonardo da Vinci?” Don’t worry! You’ll soon find his masterpieces!” The master and the artists of his school await you in the Aula Leonardi and in the old reading room of the Library, the Sala Federiciana, as the grand finale of your visit!

Aula Leonardi

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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

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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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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ONLINE COLLECTION

(158 online artworks)

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