Art and Culture
Milan is rich in art and hosts unmissable events. Did you know that the city has a "Sistine Chapel" or that exhibitions of international relevance are organised every year at the Palazzo Reale? Come and enjoy the experience of a lifetime in a city that's full of surprises.
Pinacoteca Di Brera
Set in one of the city's most charming neighbourhoods, the Pinacoteca di Brera is considered to be among the most popular art collections in Europe; not to be missed are the magnificent works by Mantegna, Raphael, Bellini, Piero della Francesca, Caravaggio and Hayez.
The Palazzo dell’Arte, home of Milan’s Triennale, is situated in the southwest part of the Parco Sempione. After the Sforzesco Castle, the civic Arena and the Arch of Peace, this building completed the circle of monuments around the old parade grounds which were proclaimed a public park towards the close of the nineteenth century.
MUDEC - the Museum of Cultures - is an interdisciplinary centre dedicated to the various testimonies and cultures of the world. With its multicultural approach, the museum aims to become the main Italian point of reference for the research, promotion and edutainment of creativity and art.
Fondazione Prada recently created its new Headquarters in Largo Isarco (inaugurated in the spring of 2015), in an area of Milan that was once used for industrial production.
The classic, attractive interiors of the Palazzo Reale bring the splendour of the Neoclassical style to life. Its structure and halls (the Halls of Tapestries and Caryatids) represent a fascinating journey through time.
The Sforza Castle, one of the most representative and popular monuments in Milan, has over centuries undergone various and complex transformations. Throughout history it has served as a fortress, military barracks, private residence and centre for cultural institutions and museums.
Hangar Bicocca was established in 2008 as a venue for the production, promotion and exhibition of contemporary art, in an open and dynamic relationship with other visual and performance-based artistic disciplines. Today it is the home of free exhibitions dedicated to contemporary art.