Ambrosiana

Guided tours with exclusive access

Visitors to the Library and Art Gallery are offered various options for visiting and exploring the precious treasures they display, starting with the rooms of the museum that preserve the original collection donated in 1618 by Cardinal Borromeo.
This collection includes Renaissance masterpieces that have been highly influential in the history of Italian art. They range from Titian to Luini, Botticelli, Bramantino, Raphael – with the renowned preparatory cartoon for The School of Athens, absolutely unique – to Brueghel’s fascinating oil paintings on copper.

Our visit then continues following the art history timeline with works from the 19th century. Visitors will be able to admire important masterpieces in an absolutely fascinating architectural setting, and finally the historic reading room, the original heart of the Library.
Here the pages from Leonardo’s renowned Codex Atlanticus and Caravaggio’s Basket of Fruit are on display.
Following restoration work over the last few years, now it is also possible to visit the area of the Roman Forum and above-ground and underground areas of the Church of San Sepolcro.
These are places where you will rediscover the centuries of history of the city of Milan and the important events that took place in it, featuring figures such as the Lombard crusaders, Leonardo and St. Charles Borromeo. Then bear in mind that this is the exact geometrical centre of the city.

Tours to the art gallery
• Great Masters tour
• Leonardo tour (Aula Leonardi and Sala Federiciana with the Codex Atlanticus)
• Galbiati Wing
• Church of San Sepolcro
• Archaeological excavations of the Roman Forum

WHAT’S ON

MOLESKINE DETOUR

Pinacoteca

MOLESKINE DETOUR

From April 15, on the occasion of Design Week, the rooms of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana will host 'Moleskine Detour', an international exhibition promoted by Moleskine and the Moleskine Foundation.

15/04/2024-14/05/2024
Exhibition
GAETANO PESCE<BR> NICE TO SEE YOU

Pinacoteca

GAETANO PESCE
NICE TO SEE YOU

From 19 to 23 April, on the occasion of the Salone del Mobile, the Ambrosiana will host the exhibition "Nice To See You" by Gaetano Pesce.

19/04/2024-23/04/2024
Exhibition
Restoration works for the recovery of the historic balconies of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana

Ambrosiana

Restoration works for the recovery of the historic balconies of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana

Recovery of the functionality of the balconies of the Sala Federiciana, Borromeo and della Rosa through the installation of lifelines

01/03/2024
NEWS
Notice for the users of the Reading Room

Biblioteca

GUIDED TOURS IN ENGLISH

Ambrosiana

GUIDED TOURS IN ENGLISH

Every Saturday at 15.30 a guided tour of the masterpieces of the Pinacoteca, together with professional guides of our official partner AdArtem

01/04/2023-30/06/2024