Villa Medici we reach in half an hour the centre of Milan, where
it is possible to spend a particular day that begins with the visit
of the most important museums of the old town, which is also one
of the most famous shopping area, also told “the fashion square”.
turns around Montenapoleone street.
Visit of Poldi Pezzoli Museum, world known for its
characteristic of being a private museum, where Mr. Gian Giacomo
Poldi Pezzoli house is perfectly kept with its collection of porcelain
and jewels as they were when the owner was living there. The link
to Villa Medici is that some instruments of the collection usually
play in public concerts in the Museum. Twins of Poldi Pezzoli Museum
are the Frick Collection in New York and the Jacquemart-André Museum
in Paris, both with the same characteristic of “House-Museum”
Near the Poldi Pezzoli Museum we visit the Bagatti Valsecchi
Museum, since few years ago the private residence of the family.
It keeps an important collection of paintings and we still can feel
the taste of a private house.
Shopping in Montenaploeone Street.
At the La Scala Place we can admire the Teatro alla Scala,
with the fron by Piermarini.
Lunch at “Da Gennaro” near the
In the afternoon, in the old Milan we visit the Monastery
of San Maurizio, with the wonderful cycle of frescoes by Bernardo
Luini, the most important Leonardo’s pupil. Both the curch and the
choir are frescoed, and in the choir and organ built by Antegnati
still sings in concert.
We go further then for the Chiesa dell Grazie, very
near the Monastery. We visit Leonardo’s Last Supper and we admire
the apse built by Bramante; possibly, we take a look at the magnificent
Sacristy, with its precious inlaid wooden seats, and the ceiling
painted with interlacing of stars.
Coming back to Villa Medici, we can see the Giulini colection,
with the harpsichords and the harps, which are part of Villa Medici’s
program is available for all the year.