Risorgimento Museum in Milan, exhibits and tickets

7 free museums in Milan

There’s a belief that you have to spend a lot of money in Milan. But this is a MYTH – very many sights can be seen without spending a single euro. In the galleries of Italy and contemporary art, museums Hangar Bicocca, Del Novecento, Risorgimento, Sforza Castle and Francesco Messina studio in Milan, you can visit for free at any time of the year.

Please note: admission to the city museums of Milan (so-called Museo Civici) is free daily from 16:30 . The exception is the Museum of Twentieth-Century Art.

Let’s list the rest of Milan’s museums, to which you can always get in for free.

1. Galleries of Italy.

One of the largest banking groups has created an exhibition area of 8,300 square meters. The galleries hold regular exhibitions, there are more than 400 paintings of popular painters of the 19th and 20th centuries. A reputable financial holding company displays its artistic treasure. The museum halls are located in the famous buildings of Via Manzoni and Piazza della Scala.

  • The name: Gallerie d’Italia ;
  • Gallerie d’Italia ; located at: Piazza della Scala, 6 ;
  • Go to metro station Diomo, line 1, 3 .

2. Gallery of Modern Art

Opened in the villas, called the Royal, in 1921, it was enlarged and enlarged thanks to the efforts of Lombard patrons who donated a lot of money. The halls of the gallery display paintings by artists of the 18th-20th centuries. Most of the paintings are by Italian masters, but the French school is also widely represented. You will see masterpieces by Giacomo Ball, Gauguin, Manet, Van Gogh, Renoir.

  • The name in Italian is Galleria d’arte moderna;
  • Gallery’s address: Via Palestro, 16 ;
  • Nearby subway stop: Palestro, red line M1.

3. the Bicocca Hangar

Hangar, works in the north-east of the city. The year 2004 was the beginning for the organization of contemporary exhibitions. Since then, there has been a regular exhibition of two contemporary painters, Kiefer Anselm and Melotti Fausto. Anselm’s work is called “The Seven Heavenly Palaces,” and Fausto’s work graces the entrance. Angara hosts exhibitions devoted to experimental art, which are renewed about once a month. The museum is located on 15 thousand square meters, it is a huge venue for courses, laboratories that encourage young people to learn about Italian culture.

  • Its name: Hangar Bicocca;
  • In: Via Privata Chiese, 2 ;
  • You can get there: take the Metro to Greco Pirelli or take bus lines 51 and 87.
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4. Museo del Novecento

Enter from Via Marconi, 1, in the Palazzo dell’Arengario in Piazza del Duomo or Cathedral Square. It is one of the most beautiful Italian museums, which opened in 2010 after restoration. The basis of the exhibition consists of sculptures and paintings of masters of the 20th and early 21st centuries. International avant-garde is represented by works by Picasso, Matisse, Lager, Jaquer. In the hall with Morandi landscapes visitors will see expressive works of the 40s of the 20th century and paintings of Italian artists of the Arte povera movement of the 60s. The building was designed to combine tradition and modern architecture: the staircase leading upwards is a masterpiece. In the form of a spiral, it creates a single space from the ground floor to the top floor. And when you get to the top, you see the magnificent views of the cathedral, the main square of Milano.

  • is called: Museo del Novecento ;
  • It is located: Piazza del Duomo, 8, 20123 Milano MI ;
  • accessible by metro: Diomo

5. Museo Risorgimento

Milan's museums are free

An 18th-century building housed in the Palazzo Morigia. The museum displays, in chronological order, the battles to unify Italy from 1796, the first Napoleonic campaign, to 1870, when Rome was annexed. Of course, Milan is given a special place – there are exhibits that tell about the revolt of ’48 of the 19th century against the Austrians. The people called this event the “Five Days of Milan.”

The most valuable specimens are:

  1. The purple shirt, Garibaldi’s cape;
  2. the bell from the dome of the Piazza Mercanti, which called for revolt;
  3. Bonaparte’s cloak;
  4. the insignia used at Napoleon’s coronation;
  5. the Italian national flag.

The museum’s 15 halls tell the story of the Italians’ long and dramatic battle for their unification. The collections show capes, military uniforms, equipment, medals, documents, and printed matter from those times.

  • what is the name of the museum: Museo del Risorgimento ;
  • exact address: Via Borgonuovo, 23, 20121 Milano MI ;
  • To get to the museum go: streetcar 1; buses 43, 61, 94; M 2, 3 .
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6. Sforza or Castello Sforzesco Museums

The castle, which resembles the Moscow Kremlin, was built in the 15th century. And the similarity can be explained very simply: the Kremlin in Red Square was designed by architects from Italy. Therefore Russian tourists are especially curious to look at this architectural ensemble. The museum has an art gallery with rare paintings and sculptures of famous Italians. A separate room is dedicated to the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, who was invited and decorated the hall della Aste with frescoes. A few fragments made by the famous artist have survived.

It is interesting to see the household items of the nobles – furniture, dishes, things, clocks of the 15th century. A striking collection of musical instruments, the unfinished sculpture by Michelangelo “Pieta Rondanini”, and paintings by artists of the time. The castle is in the center of the city, its historic part. It is surrounded by the Piazza delle Armi, where soldiers of the armies of various countries marched for centuries. The castle has a library and museums of medieval art, Archaeology and Reunion.

Around the castle in 1893 was laid out the main park of Milan, Sempione. A beautiful park with shady alleys, benches and places equipped for recreation. The Arch of Peace, which was built by order of Bonaparte, is another ornament of the entire ensemble. The park is loved by the inhabitants of Milan and by tourists, who arrive more and more every year.

  • The original name is: Castello Sforzesco;
  • where is the location: Piazza Castello, 20121 Milano MI ;
  • The Castello can be reached by bus lines 18, 37, 50, 58, 61, 94 .

7. The Studio-Museum of Francesco Messina

The studio was opened in 1974 in the former church of St. Sixtus, which was restored with money from the Sicilian sculptor Francesco Messina. His sculptures and drawings are collected in the museum.

The bronze, plaster, marble, and wax works depict galloping horses, dancers, statues, heads, and busts of figures. The master skillfully conveys the nuances of images and plastics. In the walls of the studio there are lithographs of the artist, drawings painted in pastel and watercolor.

The sculptor and painter left a donation of a wax and bronze sculpture of Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster, a cardinal and an author’s portrait . These are the museum’s most valuable pieces.

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The studio museum is housed in the church of San Sisto al Carrobbio, which is currently inactive.

  • Name: Lo Studio Museo di Francesco Messina ;
  • find it at the address: via Cesariano, 10 .

In addition to the listed museums in Milan you can visit churches, concerts, parks, an aquarium, a monumental cemetery for free. If you have a goal, you will find some interesting and informative places to visit! And not only! The main thing is that a budget holiday is real and not at all difficult! Write your questions in comments, if you have any, share this article with your friends in social networks and catch the cheap air tickets to Milan!

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    10 free attractions in Milan

    View from the Milan Cathedral

    See Milan and. save! Some museums are free in the evenings or mornings, while others are free on certain days. In this article, we’ve compiled 10 attractions you can visit for free in Milan. Get the passwords and passwords, that is, the addresses and times of free admission.

    Rinascente Shopping Center and Milan Cathedral

    Milan’s Duomo Cathedral attracts crowds of tourists. Wanting to look at it a lot, the ticket costs from 2 to 15 euros. But it will not cost you anything to go up to the top floor of the shopping center Rinascente, and admire the cathedral from there. The shopping center, itself, is also a landmark.

    From the top floor you have a beautiful view of the cathedral’s vaults and statues, and with the money you save you can grab a glass of Prosecco there and just enjoy the moment. If the cathedral is your main destination in Milan, we suggest buying a personalized tour of the cathedral from the cellars to the terrace.

    Address : Piazza Duomo.

    From the airport, take a Kiwi cab directly to the historic center of Milan. Book your transfer and hotel in advance, and, without wasting time, proceed to explore the city.

    Novecento Museum

    The Novecento Museum of Contemporary Art is located on the right side of the Duomo. Here you’ll find works by figures of new age painting and design, from Wassily Kandinsky to Lucio Fontana. Admission is free every Tuesday after 2 p.m. and any day two hours before closing time.

    Address: Palazzo dell’Arengario, Via Marconi 1.

    Castello Sforzesco.

    Sforzesco Castle and its courtyard are free to visit. There are seven museums inside the castle and in the towers, the largest of which is the Pinacoteca Brera. It contains works by such masters as Titian and Canatello. There is also a museum of ancient art, where there is an unfinished sculpture by Michelangelo.

    The Pinacoteca and museum are free to visit on Tuesdays after 2 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays after 4:30 p.m., and every first Sunday of the month. Want to learn more about the place? Book a 2-hour guided tour of the Brera district.

    Address : Castello Sforzesco, Piazza Castello.

    Hangar Bicocca

    Hangar Bicocca is famous for the presence of Italian and international designers. The place itself has an air of innovation, experimentation and modernity. It is open Thursday through Sunday from 10.00 to 22.00. Entrance to the exhibitions is free.

    Address: Via Chiese 2.

    Museo di Risorgimento

    Museum of the Reconciliation of Italy holds a collection of engravings, paintings, sculptures, weapons and relics. The exhibits illustrate the period between Napoleon Bonaparte’s first campaign and the annexation of Rome to the Kingdom of Italy.

    The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday. Opening hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The ticket office closes at 4:30 pm. Free ticket: for under 18s, during the last working hour and on Tuesdays from 2pm.

    Address: Via Borgonuovo 23.

    Galleria D’Arte Moderna

    The Gallery of Modern Art presents creations from the 19th century, from neoclassicism to post-impressionism. Free entrance on Tuesdays at 14:00 and every day after 16:30.

    Address: Via Palestro 16.

    10 Corso Como outlet

    10 Corso Como is a conceptual place for fashion and design lovers. Here you can see the new collections of clothes, visit the gallery, explore the book boutique and even eat in the restaurant. Entrance is free.

    Address: Corso Como 10.

    Casa Museo Boschi di Stefano

    The house-museum is dedicated to a private collection of Italian art of the 20th century. It has a total of 2,000 exhibits – sculptures, drawings and paintings. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 to 18 hours. Entrance is free.

    Address: Via Giorgio Jan 15.

    Museum of Archeology (Museo Archeologico)

    The Museo Archeologico houses part of the ancient collection of Castel Sforzesco. It contains the heritage of the Etruscans, ancient Greeks, Romans and more.

    Free entrance on Tuesdays after 2 pm and every day during the last hour.

    Address: Corso Magenta 15.

    Museum of Natural History (Museo Civico di Storia Naturale)

    The Natural History Museum named after Giacomo Doria is located in the park of Porta Venezia. An excellent option for visiting with children to familiarize them with flora and fauna not only in Italy, but also in other countries.

    By the way, there is also the Planetarium nearby.

    A visit to the museum is free every Tuesday after 14:00 and on all other days after 16:30.

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