Museo Bagatti Valsecchi
Via Gesù 5, Milan, 20121
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- Recommended for:
- Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Art, Design and architecture, History, Romance
Expert review of Museo Bagatti Valsecchi
The Milan of the 19th century had a passion for historic interior design. In 1883, just two years after the Poldi Pezzoli Museum opened to the public, brothers Fausto and Giuseppe Bagatti Valsecchi, who were also passionate about the new-fangled sports of cycling and ballooning, set to work to turn their family palazzo into a Renaissance masterpiece. Their intention was to recreate a fully functional home of the period around the year 1500, using original artefacts wherever possible. Now open as a historic house museum, their home in the fashionable Montenapoleone district of Milan is extraordinary - filled with Italian Renaissance art, furniture and decorative arts, down to brass and domestic utensils.
Entrance costs eight euros, concessions four euros; it's half price on Wednesdays.
More information on Museo Bagatti Valsecchi:
- Price guide:
- Architectural site, Museum
- Via Gesù 5, Milan, 20121
- 02 7600 6132
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- Tues–Sun 1pm–5.45pm. Closed Mondays, Jan 1, Jan 6, Easter, Easter Mon, April 25, May 1, June 2, 1-31 Aug, Nov 1, 7-8 Dec, 25-26 Dec.