Fondazione Stelline



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Built on the site of the original Santa Maria della Stella convent after the latter burned to the ground, Palazzo delle Stelline was designated by the far-famed Carlo Borromeo as an orphanage in 1578 - and continued to function as such until the 1970s. In 1986, the local municipality established the Fondazione Stelline, whose mission is to preserve the 500-year old building and promote cultural events in the Magenta neighbourhood.

Across a pretty internal courtyard is a small temporary exhibition space, the Sala del Collezionista, far from the traffic of corso Magenta. Featured shows range from 18th-century works by Lombard painter Cesare Ligari to sculptures by contemporary light artist, Massimo Uberti.

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Fondazione Stelline details

Palazzo delle Stelline,
Corso Magenta 61

Area Milan

Transport Metro Cadorna or Conciliazione/tram 16, 18 .

Telephone 02 4546 2411

Fondazione Stelline website

Open 10am-6pm Tue-Sun.

Admission varies according to exhibition.

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