Museo Poldi Pezzoli



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It's the curious touches that make the Museo Poldi Pezzoli so memorable. The room after room of tasteful collections, collected by notable art enthusiasts Giuseppe and Rosa Poldi Pezzoli, and later expanded by their son Gian Giacomo, was opened to the public in 1881.

One room upstairs contains a selection of early gold timepieces, and an armoury downstairs exhibits over 100 coats of flamboyant armour worn by Europe's poseur princes. The paintings are widely admired, and include Pollaiuolo's Portrait of a Young Woman, Vincenzo Foppa's Portrait of Francesco Brivio and Botticelli's Virgin with Child. The collections of attractively displayed jewellery, tapestries, glasswork, porcelain, paintings and books can occupy further hours.

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Museo Poldi Pezzoli details

Via Manzoni 12

Area Milan

Transport Metro Montenapoleone/bus 61, 94/tram 1, 2 .

Telephone 02 794 889, 02 794 802

Museo Poldi Pezzoli website

Open 10am-6pm Tue-Sun.

Admission €8; €5.50 reductions.