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Guided tours with reserved 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
• Courtyard of the Masters
• Aula Leonardi and Sala Federiciana (Codex Atlanticus)
• Ala Galbiati
• Church of San Sepolcro
• Archaeological excavations of the Roman Forum

WHAT’S ON

The Mysteries of the Codex Atlanticus

Pinacoteca

The Mysteries of the Codex Atlanticus

To mark the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death.

18/12/2018-17/03/2019
Exhibition
Intorno a un Codice 2019

Biblioteca

Intorno a un Codice 2019

For Spring 2019 the Class of Latin and Greek studies has organized, as in previous years, a cycle of three meetings entitled Intorno a un Codice. In each lecture, a scholar will present a particularly valuable Ambrosian codex, illustrating its characteristics.

13/03/2019-10/04/2019
CONFERENCE
THE TUPINAMBA’ CLOAK | MUSEOSEGRETO 2019

Pinacoteca

THE TUPINAMBA' CLOAK | MUSEOSEGRETO 2019

From February 26 2019, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana enhances its exhibition tour with an antique work of extraordinary workmanship.

21/02/2019
NEWS
Il Raffaello dell'Ambrosiana. In principio il Cartone

Pinacoteca

Il Raffaello dell'Ambrosiana. In principio il Cartone

The restoration of the Preliminary Carton of the School of Athens by Raffaello Sanzio comes to an end.

27/03/2019-30/03/2019
Presentation
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
Satis episcopaliter me dilexit. Ambrogio e Agostino

Accademia

Satis episcopaliter me dilexit. Ambrogio e Agostino

On March 26 and 27 there will be the Dies Academicus of the Class of the Ambrosian studies, dedicated this year to a comparison between the two great figures of Ambrose and Augustine.

26/03/2019-27/03/2019
DIES ACCADEMICI