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Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milan: Our most recommended tours and activities

Milan: Pinacoteca Ambrosiana & da Vinci Codex Exhibition

1. Milan: Pinacoteca Ambrosiana & da Vinci Codex Exhibition

Explore the worlds of the great Renaissance artists and philosophers at the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, located inside a historic library in Milan. With audio guides available to purchase for a nominal fee, you will learn more about the world's largest collection of original drawings by Leonardo Da Vinci from the Codex Atlanticus. Get an incredible overview of the master's works, thoughts, and feelings from more than 40 years of research. Go to the Federiciana Room of the Ambrosiana Library to gain a deeper appreciation of the man and his times. Open your eyes to a world of great Italian masters, from the still lives of Caravaggio to the great Cartoon of Raphael for the School of Athens.

Milan: Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and San Sepolcro Crypt Ticket

2. Milan: Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and San Sepolcro Crypt Ticket

Admire the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana's renowned collections, including iconic atrworks such as Caravaggio's Basket of fruit, the Cartoon for the School of Athens by Raphael, Brueghel's flamboyant Vase of flowers and Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of the Musician. Visit the library's 17th century reading room with original drawings from Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus. Afterwards, go to the Crypt of San Sepolcro, a medieval hypogean church, whose pavement was made using the ancient stones of the ancient city of Mediolanum: a real jouney at the heart of Milan and through the city's history!

Milan: The Milan Pass City Card

3. Milan: The Milan Pass City Card

See the best of Milan at your own pace, and save money with the handy 2-day Milan Pass, offering free entrance to museums, and discounts at affiliated businesses worth more than EUR 300. Your Milan Pass is valid for 48 hours from the moment you pick it up, and is available with 2 exclusive transport options to get the best out of your stay. Choose a Milan Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket and tour the city on board the open-top double-decker bus. Available 7 days a week, the bus runs over 3 lines with more than 40 stops. Learn more from the on board audio commentary, available in 8 languages (including 3 exclusive commentaries for kids). A Milan Pass with ATM Public Transport Ticket gets you access to 5 metro lines and more than 100 tram and bus lines. Enjoy free, unlimited 48-hour travel on the city’s public transport system using one simple ticket. You can even purchase the full package and get a Milan Pass with both the hop-on hop-off sightseeing ticket, and access to the ATM public transport system. Enjoy free entrance to city attractions such as: Access to the Duomo Cathedral Rooftop terraces (by lift) La Scala Museum and Theatre Pinacoteca Ambrosiana Museum of Science and Technology Triennale Design Museum Casa Milan – Mondo Milan Museum Leonardo 3 – “The World of Leonardo” interactive museum Vigna di Leonardo – Leonardo’s Vineyard Bagatti Valsecchi Museum Museo d’Arte e Scienza – Art and Science MuseumNavigli Canal Cruise (spring/summer period)Shuttle bus to outlet stores

Milan: In the Footsteps of Da Vinci 3-Hour Art Tour

4. Milan: In the Footsteps of Da Vinci 3-Hour Art Tour

Discover the treasures of Leonardo Da Vinci in Milan with a local art expert on a 3-hour tour. On this tour, you will see the famous painting, The Last Supper, next to Santa Maria delle Grazie church. The painting was commissioned by Ludovico il Moro Duke of Milan, and is one of the most famous works by Da Vinci. You will also visit Pinacoteca Ambrosiana where you will admire the Atlantic Codex, a collection of scientific drawings by Leonardo, regarding different subjects that will let you appreciate his technical skills. At Pinacoteca, you will also see Leonardo's famous painting, Il Musico, kept in the room dedicated to Leonardo and his works. Along the way, learn about his life and his legacy that he left behind.

Milan: Ambrosiana Gallery & Da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus Tour

5. Milan: Ambrosiana Gallery & Da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus Tour

Follow the traces left behind by Leonardo Da Vinci during his period in Milan on a guided tour of the Ambrosiana Gallery. Learn about his most hidden secret, the Codex Atlanticus, a collection of Leonardo Da Vinci's notes which represents the great artist's genius. Embark on a 1.5-hour guided journey inside the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Follow your guide through the main rooms as they answer numerous questions including how many pages there are in the Atlantic Codex. Learn about Leonardo in all his mystery, alongside other masterful artists such as Raphael. Upgrade your tour to a private tour with your very own guide, just for you and your group. Choose the relevant option when booking and select your language preference.

Milan: Pinacoteca Ambrosiana Ticket & Guided Tour

6. Milan: Pinacoteca Ambrosiana Ticket & Guided Tour

Discover Milan's oldest museum, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, with your guide. Get your tickets now and explore the museum's incredible collection, including the preparatory Cartoon for the School of Athens by Raphael, Caravaggio's Basket of Fruit, Leonardo da Vinci's Musician, and his Codex Atlanticus.  Admire the exquisite paintings of the Lombard and Venetian Renaissance, featuring works by renowned artists such as Luini and Titian. Don't miss this unique opportunity to witness beautiful Italian art.

Milan: Sforza Castle & Leonardo Skip-the-Line Private Tour

7. Milan: Sforza Castle & Leonardo Skip-the-Line Private Tour

Begin your 3-hour tour with skip-the-line access to the Sforza Castle and its beautiful courts. Admire the castle's private rooms, and Michelangelo's last sculpture, Pietà. Then, follow your guide during a pleasant stroll through the city center. Walk down Dante's street to discover the palace where the most beautiful courtesans portrayed by Leonardo used to live. Next, head to the Ambrosiana Museum and discover the history of the most famous Atlantic Codex. Appreciate the room dedicated to Leonardo's art, alongside a wonderfully selected sequence of famous paintings realized by the great names of the Renaissance such as Botticelli, Luini, Raffaello, and the world famous Basket of Fruit by Caravaggio. Conclude the tour with a visit to Cathedral Square, which is just a few steps away.

Milan: Pinacoteca Ambrosiana Art Gallery Guided Tour & Entry

8. Milan: Pinacoteca Ambrosiana Art Gallery Guided Tour & Entry

Visit masterpieces such as Caravaggio's 'Basket of Fruit' and Leonardo da Vinci's Atlantic Codex on a tour of the Ambrosian Art Gallery in Milan. Meet your guide outside the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and begin your private tour through the collections of Cardinal Federico Borromeo. Make your way though the rich paintings, sculptures, books, manuscripts, and ancient objects. Let your guide lead you through the treasured pieces in this collection of over 1,500 works of art. Admire works by Titian, Botticelli, Bramantino, and Bernardino Luini. View the recently restored preparatory cartoon for Raphael's fresco of 'The School of Athens'. Gaze upon da Vinci's 'Portrait of a Musician' as you pass through Leonardi Hall. Look at drawings from the Codex Atlanticus in the Federiciana Room. See curious and enigmatic objects.

Milan: Pinacoteca Ambrosiana Tickets & Tour for Families

9. Milan: Pinacoteca Ambrosiana Tickets & Tour for Families

Discover the masterpieces of Milan's Pinacoteca Ambrosiana on a guided tour specialized for families with kids aged 6-10. Bring the whole family and get ready for a unique hunt for details. How do the great masters of art manage to transmit their stories through simple elements?  You and your kids will make discoveries on this tour, exploring the fascinating world of mathematics and creativity. You'll even get to try drawing a story of your own, made up of shapes and proportions, and learn how to grasp the essentials.  Don't miss out on this family experience – get ready to be inspired.

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What people are saying about Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milan

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 922 reviews

Very beautiful visit, starting from the little jewel of the Crypt of San Sepolcro, passing through the stupendous rooms of the Pinacoteca which lead to the marvelous library with the display of the sheets of the Atlantic Codex. Highly recommended experience!

Audio guide is a must, spent more than 2.5hrs so leave ample time for a good visit.

Silence. Beautiful lighting, good audioguide. Amazing Art

The museum is very interested for all aesthetes of art.

Gorgeous building and very informative exhibitions.