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Gallerie d’Italia - Piazza Scala

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Address: Piazza della Scala 6, 20121 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: +39 080 016 7619
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Tue - Wed 09:30 - 18:30
Thu 09:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 09:30 - 18:30

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Highlight of our Milan Museums

We are forever indebted to the Concierge at our hotel (the Excelsior Hotel Gallia) for recommending this museum to us. For those of you who know the Neue Galerie in New York, it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hosted in the former 19th century headquarter of a bank, of which it retains the splendid architecture and some finishings, this private (free admission) museum hosts a huge collection of paintings and other works from the early 19th century to these days. Though I found the 19th century part a bit repetitive and boring, the contemporary section is more diverse... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are forever indebted to the Concierge at our hotel (the Excelsior Hotel Gallia) for recommending this museum to us. For those of you who know the Neue Galerie in New York, it is similar - although the Milan museum is housed in a bank, but the beauty of the buildings and the collections are both unique. Gallerie d'Italia follows... More 

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was an amazing experience with a wide variety of art works by Italian artists in a very impressive building. There is a lot to see so I would allow half a day to do it justice.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This recently opened museum was really interesting and, despite only having one hour to spare, I greatly enjoyed visiting the 18th century collection (there are many others to visit). Not only are the collections worth viewing but the actual building is too - especially the ornate ceilings and mosaic floors. Look out for the old bank safety deposit room in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We really loved this excellent art museum in the center of town. The lighting and the quality of paintings was impressive. The Sunday we were there it was actually free which was a nice surprise. Just a magnificent old bank building worth visiting for the architecture as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This is another great area to visit in Milan and admire the architecture around it , sometimes it gets to busy so try go early or maybe a bit later to avoid the crowds around it .

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

I was so shocked to find a twentieth century exhibition in a bank. It was full of the most divine painting. It offers paintings from the likes of Boccioni to modern day works. I'm not too keen on modern day work but I have to say those on display were very thought provoking. You need to make sure you have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Stumbled upon this place as we were walking around Milan city. 3 Euros entry per person (for students) bought us almost 2 hours of amazing paintings from all types of eras (at the start there is modern art, but as you progress there are more 'classic' style paintings). The rooms also have amazing ceilings. Would definitely recommend going. Adult full... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We went to see an exhibition in the building and were completely stunned by the beautiful interior. It also has a lovely bookshop and coffee shop and restaurant attached.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We did not spent much time there but for sure it is one of the places to put on your list to see and to learn about art and history.

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Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
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