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Itineraries from Villa Medici Giulini

From 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”.

All 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  Scala.
-    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 instruments 



This program is available for all the year.




Itineraries from Villa Medici Giulini


Museo Poldi Pezzoli


Museo Bagatti Valsecchi

Teatro Alla Scala

Monastero di S. Maurizio

Il Cenacolo di Leonardo