About Poldi Pezzoli Museum Tickets

Museo Poldi Pezzoli Ticket will take you on an expedition to witness the private art collection of the former owner of the museum, which includes paintings, sculptures, tapestries, and armor, in this 19th-century Milanese mansion. The Museum provides audio tours in six languages upon entry: Chinese, French, Japanese, English, Italian, and Russian. Cards in two languages containing details about the method, origin, dating, and restoration of the pieces are placed next to them. The Poldi Pezzoli Museum is captivating due to the variety and wealth of the collections as well as the charm of the chambers, which evoke historical periods from the Middle Ages through the Eighteenth Century and up to the Armory as reimagined by the contemporary artist Arnaldo Pomodoro. Over 5000 unique things, dating from antiquity to the nineteenth century, are displayed among masterpieces of painting, sculpture, carpets, lace and embroidery, weapons and armor, jewelry, porcelain, glass, furniture, and mechanical and solar clocks.

Explore Poldi Pezzoli Museum

The House
The House

An ancestor of Gian Giacomo, Giuseppe Pezzoli, purchased the 17th-century palace housing the museum at the end of the 18th century. It had been renovated in the Neoclassical style by the architect Simone Cantoni (1736–1818), who added an inner garden in the English style with many sculptures and fountains. Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli (1801–1874) hired architect Giuseppe Balzaretto (1801–1874) to renovate his residence between 1851 and 1853.

The Arms Room
The Arms Room

Poldi Pezzoli Museum Tickets takes you to the Armory between 1846 and 1851, the Armory was built by Scala Theater set designer Filippo Peroni in the neo-Gothic style, with stuccos by Paolo Gazzoli and stained glass by Pompeo Bertini. The chamber was filled to capacity with standards, weapons, armor, and awards, creating a very theatrical effect. Bombing in 1943 destroyed the Armory.

Bedroom
Bedroom

Giuseppe Balzaretto and Giuseppe Ripamonti created the neo-Baroque bedroom, now known as the Murano Glass Room, between 1850 and 1851. The 1943 air strikes completely destroyed the lacunar ceiling, Luigi Scrosati's frescoed frieze, the fireplace, and the wood paneling. The gorgeous doors fortunately survived.

The Dante Study
The Dante Study

Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli used this space as his personal study. It was created between 1853 and 1856 by Giuseppe Bertini and Luigi Scrosati and is the only piece of the house's painted ornamentation that has survived. The poet Dante, who is shown in the room's frescoes and Bertini's own stained-glass windows, was inspired by the medieval era and the room. Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli used to keep his most priceless works of applied art in this chamber.

The Black Room
The Black Room

With Poldi Pezzoli Museum Tickets visit the Black Room created by Luigi Scrosati and Giuseppe Bertini in 1855 with the intention of enhancing the polyptych in Flemish style. The room's décor was modeled after a "North Renaissance Style." Both the ebony and ivory wall covering and the painting by Luigi Scrosati were destroyed in 1943. The Bertini-designed doors and the opulent tables and chairs for this room, which Giuseppe Speluzzi, Luigi Barzaghi, and Pietro Zaneletti produced between 1855 and 1880, have survived.

The Yellow Room
The Yellow Room

It was created in the Rococo style to house the porcelain collection and is now known as the Stucco Room. Before 1855, Luigi Scrosati's frescoes and Antonio Tantardini's stucco work were destroyed in 1943. Giuseppe Speluzzi created bookcases, consoles, and seats in the Rococo style between 1870 and 1876, and they have all survived.

The Antique Staircase
The Antique Staircase

With Poldi Pezzoli Museum Tickets, explore the apartment of Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli with a scenographic entry like this. The eight imposing allegorical statues in the niches were created by a Milanese artist in the 18th century. Giuseppe Bertini was responsible for creating the tasteful neo-Baroque fountain. 1943 bombings ruined the original stucco ornamentation as well as the Giuseppe Bertini-painted glass ceiling.

The Golden Room
The Golden Room

The best pieces in the collection are on show in this Renaissance-inspired chamber. Before it could be finished, Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli passed away; Giuseppe Bertini carried on the decorating. Its gilded wood ceiling is why it was given the name "Golden Room." Giuseppe Bertini partially frescoed and partially covered the walls in damasks, both of which were destroyed in 1943.

History of Poldi Pezzoli Museum

1881 – 1939
1881 – 1939

The first director of the museum, Giuseppe Bertini, enhanced the quantity of the artworks in the collections without altering their nature. The Brera Academy's director Camillo Boito (1836–1914), an architect, took over after he passed away in 1898. In order to increase accessibility of the artwork, he concentrated on reorganizing the house-museum in accordance with more avant-garde museographic principles. He also encouraged a photographic campaign, which serves as a priceless historical record of the era's fashion for museums.

1943: The Air Raids
1943: The Air Raids

All of Milan's major museums were destroyed in a single night by air attacks in August 1943. Additionally, the Poldi Pezzoli palace's decorations suffered significant damage. The ceilings were demolished, the windows fell in, taking the stucco work, frescoes, and woodwork ornaments with them. Sadly, these components—which helped to create the Poldi Pezzoli house-distinctive museum's atmosphere—were destroyed forever.

1943 – 1951 The Reconstruction
1943 – 1951 The Reconstruction

After the war, work on restoring the Museum began with the intention of keeping everything "where it was and as it was." The Antique Staircase and the Dante Study were two items that were attempted to be saved because of Fernanda Wittgens and Ferdinando Reggiori. New lighter décor were used to evoke the original, homey atmosphere of the interiors that had been destroyed by the bombing. Reopening day for the museum was December 3, 1951.

1951 – Today
1951 – Today

The Poldi Pezzoli Museum is presently one of Europe's most elegant house-museums as a result of kind donations. Painting masterpieces are on display alongside exceptional furniture and decorative artwork in the distinctive setting of its renovated rooms. The Armory, the Jewelry Room, and the Clock Spaces are just a few of the refurbished rooms. In order to accommodate recent events, new areas have been added in 2017. The museum still serves the original function that its founder intended it to: "for public use and benefit."

Plan Your Visit to Poldi Pezzoli Museum

Essential Information
Tips to Visit
Essential Information

TimingsPoldi Pezzoli Museum opens from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 14.00 to 18.00, every Wednesday to Monday. The museum remains closed on tuesday. Also, there are planned closures on: 1 January, Easter, 25 April, 1 May, 15 August, 1 November, 8 December, 25 December.

Location The museum is located at Via Alessandro Manzoni, 12, 20121 Milan MI, Italy.

FAQ's

When is Museo Poldi Pezzoli open?

    Poldi Pezzoli Museum opens from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 14.00 to 18.00, every Wednesday to Monday. The museum remains closed on tuesday.

Do you need to book Museo Poldi Pezzoli tickets in advance?

What is the best time to visit the Poldi Pezzoli Museum?

Why is the Poldi Pezzoli Museum famous?

Where can you book tickets for the Poldi Pezzoli Museum?