Visiting museums in Milan

Milan being an ancient city, it will not be surprising to find umpteen number of museums, churches and other religious buildings. One of the fashion capitals of the world, it extends itself to religion and history too, catering to those interested in such fields. When in Milan, some of the museums that must be visited are:

A selection of the most interesting museums in Milan that must be visited:

Cenacolo Vinciano- The Last Supper, a very renowned masterpiece in history, was painted by Leonardo da Vinci on the wall of the refectory in Santa Maria delle Grazie, a Dominican convent. This exceptional work of genius resulted in it being declared a part of UNESCO’s Worldwide Heritage since the year 1980. It is to be noted that this underwent a long restoration process and is now saved from deterioration.

La Scala Theater Museum- This museum is an exhibition of artistically valuable and historically important costumes and theatre sets. Founded in the year 1913,it was restored and re-opened in the year 2004 with a new display by Pier Luigi Pizzi. It exhibits the life of a very famous Giuseppe Verdi and La Scala Theatre’s architecture. A part of this museum exhibits displays that belonged to Maria Callas and Rudolf Nureyev. It also holds exhibitions related to the current operas being staged at La Scala on a temporary basis. The museum is easily accesible by bus, tram and train. Taxi services are also available.

Pinacoteca di Brera- Set up by Napoleone Bonaparte, this art gallery that dates back to 1809, this contains art collected from churches and convents throughout Europe. It exhibits masterpieces by Perro della Francesca, Raffaello, Mantenga, il Bramante, Caravaggio and an excellent statue of Napoleon by Canova.

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana- Dating back to 1609, this is Milan’s most ancient museum and is proudly exhibits works by Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello and Botticelli. It also has a library that has books on ancient codes,books and manuscripts.

The Museum of Ancient Art- Housed in Castello Sforzesco, it has displays sculptures and works of the period between fourth to sixteenth century. It also conains the funeral monument for Gaston di Foix and the “Pieta Rondinini” by Michelangelo.

The Museum of Science and Technology- Recently renovated and housed in an old monastery, with 40,000 squayre metres of space dedicated to a wide variety of subjects, including even astronomy, it is truly one of the best science museums in the world.

It would not suffice to rush through so much of history and art in a day or two. The best way to soak it all in would be a stay for a few more days at vendita appartamenti milano which provides very good accomodation. So stay, visit the magnificient works by geniuses and relish them all.

Author: Priya Manavalan, MBA HR is a freelance writer, associated with http://www.operaoflife.com and http://www.mbaguys.net She also writes for various other websites and reviews different tourist destinations.

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