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“Unexpected pleasure”

Bagatti Valsecchi Museum
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Historical and Precious Leathers Guided Tour in Milan
Ranked #27 of 807 things to do in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum is a historic house museum that exquisitely expresses an extraordinary adventure of collecting at the end of the 19th century. The protagonists were two brothers: the Barons Fausto and Giuseppe Bagatti Valsecchi.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Unexpected pleasure”
Reviewed 23 May 2013

This is a fabulous unexpected experience in the heart of the shopping district, try the restaurant below for a fantastic lunch.

Visited May 2013
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Small museum but very precious”
Reviewed 13 May 2013

The condition of the house, the furniture and paintings are very well kept.. we spend 2 hours there .. It was a visit that took as back in time to live the life of the owners with their families, hobbies etc.. I would highly recommend a visit to this museum

Visited March 2013
2 Thank Bond N
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Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“should not be passed by.”
Reviewed 29 April 2013

Beautiful collection, very well preserved and exhibited. Especially the armor room was impressive.
Audio guide is detailed and informative.

Visited February 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Worth a look if you like country houses”
Reviewed 6 April 2013

Some interesting stuff, but perhaps not worth €8 unless you have an interest in urban stately homes. The attached restaurant is fantastic, although very expensive...

Visited April 2013
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“Pre-war life for the rich Milenese”
Reviewed 1 April 2013

This museum is interesting as a look at the way many rich Milanese families lived before the war. Much of Milan was flattened by bombs in the war and of the 150 palazzi before the war only 44 remain today.

It was built by 2 brothers, who were immensely rich, using much recycled material from churches and in a renaissance style. The furniture, some from 15th & 16th centuries, is in amazing condition and it is hard to believe that the family lived there until the 1980s. However even when originally built in the 19th century they did have the luxury of bathrooms with a fitted bath and shower, although not in a style we would recognise today.

Only one floor of the house is the museum the remainder is rented out to shops and businesses, which is a shame but it does give an impression of how they lived.

There is small room with family photos and possessions which is worth looking at to see how Victorian Milanese families lived. This is definitely worth some time.

There was no audio guide but there are plenty of room notes in English (as well as other European languages) and the curator who spoke excellent English was more than willing to answer any questions and talk about his passion for the house.

Visited March 2013
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