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Gallerie d’Italia - Piazza Scala

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Address: Piazza della Scala 6, 20121 Milan, Italy
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+39 080 016 7619
09:30 - 18:30
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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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An Education In Italian Art

There are so many reasons to add this wonderful gallery near the top of your itinerary when visiting Milan. The building itself is something to behold. Try spotting if the room... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are so many reasons to add this wonderful gallery near the top of your itinerary when visiting Milan. The building itself is something to behold. Try spotting if the room you're in is genuinely stuccoed or trompe l'oeil. The range of art is impressive. The core of the collection are the 19th century collections of some of Italy's biggest... More 

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Mons, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the place for an art exhibition in January 2017. The tickets are not cheap at 10,00€ but the exhibit was very professional, lot of security staff and top class organization. I also noted that the toilets were the cleanest in all Milan, and I stayed there 3 whole days... Cafeteria and bookshop are also worth a visit.

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Bengaluru, India
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87 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very good experience to see a good variety of art works, People found of Italian art works must definitely visit this huge place.

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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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 9 November 2016 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.

Thank Frankie S
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

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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Porto, Portugal
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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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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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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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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