Ambrosiana

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

READING ROOM: SUMMER CLOSURE

Biblioteca

READING ROOM: SUMMER CLOSURE

From July 26 to August 31 the reading room is closed for the usual summer pause.

21/07/2021
NEWS
PINACOTECA: UPDATED OPENING HOURS

Pinacoteca

PINACOTECA: UPDATED OPENING HOURS

Opening hours, booking and access procedures

21/07/2021
NEWS
THE CRYPT OF SAN SEPOLCRO OPENS AGAIN TO THE PUBLIC!

San Sepolcro

THE CRYPT OF SAN SEPOLCRO OPENS AGAIN TO THE PUBLIC!

Every Sunday, from May 23, 2021

14/05/2021
NEWS
THE <em>DIVINE COMEDY</em> AT THE AMBROSIANA

Pinacoteca

THE DIVINE COMEDY AT THE AMBROSIANA

On the occasion of the celebrations for the seventh centenary of Dante Alighieri's death, the exhibition presents a precious selection of Divine Comedies from the Ambrosiana Library.

29/04/2021-12/09/2021
Exhibition