Milan for Art Lovers
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Milan may be Italy's banking and fashion capital, but it's also well known for art. The city is home to one of Leonardo da Vinci's greatest masterpieces, as well as a number of impressive galleries and museums. Here are the top sites for art lovers.
The Last Supper — Milan's top art attraction
Leonardo's famous fresco is also famously fragile, so the number of visitors is strictly limited. Tickets sell out months in advance because of this, so booking a skip-the-line tour is one of the easiest ways to see the masterpiece.
Pinacoteca di Brera — Large collection of Italian paintings
The charming Brera district is home to the excellent Pinacoteca di Brera, which has one of the best collections of Italian paintings anywhere. See works by Raphael, Mantegna, Titian, Caravaggio, Tintoretto, and Bellini, as well as art by non-Italians such as Rembrandt, Hayez, and Rubens. Touring this museum with a guide means you won't miss the most important pieces.
Gallery of Modern Art (Civica Galleria d'Arte Moderna) —Paintings from the 18th to 20th centuries
Milan's modern art gallery primarily has works from the 18th to 20th centuries, including pieces by Gauguin, van Gogh, and Manet, among others. It's housed inside an 18th-century royal palace.
Museum of the 20th Century — Italian and non-Italian modern art
The Museum of the 20th Century (Museo del Novecento) is exactly that—the entire collection is focused on works from 1901 to 2000. It's almost entirely Italian, with notable pieces from Picasso, Kandinsky, Matisse, and Mondrian serving as exceptions.
Triennale Design Museum — History of Italian design
The Triennale Museum in Parco Sempione offers a fascinating look at Italian design history, showcasing many beautifully designed household items. In addition to the permanent collection, the Triennale also features temporary exhibitions.
4 Tours and Activities | All Milan Tours
See Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper and La Scala opera house with a local guide on this half-day tour in Milan, and learn the history behind each of the sights. With a pre-booked ticket, you'll avoid the main entrance lines to see the ‘The Last Supper’ — a painting that attracts scores of visitors. After spending time with the masterpiece, explore La Scala and the glamorous shopping arcade of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Marvel at the scale and beauty of Milan Cathedral and learn of its long history.
See a masterpiece painting and a stunning Dominican church on a small-group guided tour of Leonardo’s ‘The Last Supper’ in Milan’s Santa Maria delle Grazie convent and church. Learn the history of the celebrated, 15th-century mural, and about the groundbreaking technique that Leonardo used when creating it. Visit the UNESCO-listed church with your guide before finishing your tour in the Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie.
Get a close-up view of Leonardo da Vinci's iconic masterpiece, 'The Last Supper' with this exciting guided tour. In addition to your skip-the-line-admission the 'The Last Supper,' see the 'Atlantic Codex,' a 12-volume bound set of drawings and writings by Da Vince in the late fifteen and early sixteenth century. Also spend time exploring the UNESCO-listed church, Santa Maria delle Grazie. This tour is a great way to learn about one of the world's greatest artists.
Explore Milan's most significant historical landmarks, including skip-the-line access to da Vinci's 'The Last Supper', during this walking tour. With your local art historian guide, visit sites like Sforza Castle, the Scala Theater, Piazza dei Mercanti, and the Duomo. View 'The Last Supper', Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, without waiting in the general admission line. All entrance fees are included on this small-group walking tour.