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Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus Admission in Milan
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Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus Admission in Milan
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The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana was established in April 1618, when Cardinal Federico Borromeo donated his collection of paintings, drawings and statues to the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, which he had founded in 1607. Inside the...more
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Piazza Pio XI 2, 20123 Milan, Italy
Centro Storico
+39 390 280 6921
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All reviews codex atlanticus basket of fruit da vinci on display audio guide beautiful library original drawings art gallery last supper fantastic museum great paintings impressive collection under restoration patron saint art lovers italian art well worth the visit
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We almost missed this one. It’s small but filled with fantastic art in excellent condition, including a Da Vinci and. a Botticelli. But get this: unlike the Uffizi, where you share the view with two hundred other tourists, we were the only ones in the...More

Thank 77gwgrad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like other reviewers, I had much higher hopes for the Da Vinci Codex display. They don’t show a lot, and what they do show is not terribly enlightening as regards the man or his career. But this beautiful museum is worth it for the building...More

Thank scrib310
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small museum and library that is so intimate it seems you are visiting someone's home. The highlights include Leonardo DaVinci's Codex of which about 10 pages are on display at a given time, shown in a classic library setting--wood paneled with books...More

Thank Rosetana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the hype, I was expecting much more of Leonardo's Codex. What was on display was very good but not enough of it and you have to go through endless religious paintings to get to the Leonardo section. Save your money. I agree with others...More

Thank Lazenby L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed every minute here, spent 2 hours looking at the wonderful artworks & sculptures. The marble staircase is amazing to see. Finished off with Leonardo da Vinci Codex Atlanticus in the library was the highlight to our visit. Would love to return to look...More

Thank Italy-Escape
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Was so impressed with the first visit, I wanted my wife to see the exhibit, too. We went late in the afternoon about 90 minutes before closing and walked in without waiting in line. No advance ticket. There are a fair amount of stairs. Loved...More

Thank MangoChetney
Reviewed 1 October 2018

This is the oldest library in Europe and it has a most wonderful collection of renaissance art. It all contains Leonardo's Codice Atlantico. Less frequented than other city museums it is nonetheless worth your time.

Thank Sybaritic8888
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

The concierge in our hotel summed this up well as a beautiful small gallery well known by locals but rarely visited. It has an outstanding collection including Leonardo da Vinci and Caravaggio amongst others, yet is virtually empty!

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 26 September 2018

The libary is well worth the visit if you are interested in art and history. There is a huge range of paintings and artefacts to view, on a journey through this spectacular building. The highlights are certainly the Da Vinci sketch pieces near the end...More

Thank DeepaVee
Reviewed 25 September 2018

The first thing to say about this collection is that although it starts predictably with late medieval and early Renaissance works, it takes some surprising twists along the way. A bit like the building, actually, which takes the visitor round a couple of circles on...More

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Russell B
14 March 2018|
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Response from Nicola M | Reviewed this property |
I fully endorse westy54's answer: no need to book, just go there. A reduced fee is also available for selected categories, including holders of the Coop-supermarket-chain card!
Russell B
14 March 2018|
Response from dven8 | Reviewed this property |
About 15 euro, depending on your age and ticket package. You can buy them on line for a small fee, but this time of year there is no need to book ahead. Maybe in the summer you should.
Tom M
7 September 2017|
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Response from sfcAberdeen | Reviewed this property |
Hi - not that I'm aware of.