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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Little house museum few minutes walk from the Duomo cathedral and from the Scala theater. Usually not crowded so you can visit slowly to admire the collection of masterpieces.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a special find by walking by on a Monday when many of the other museums were closed. Very interesting history of the beautiful building and the owners especially photos of it before the war. Excellent collection of paintings and just a fun interesting collection of things in a nice setting. Definitely recommend it.

Thank Brooklyn478
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This large eclectic private collection is a true treasure. It not only displays some of the most outstanding art masterpieces of the world (Raphael, Botiicelli, and many others). Not to miss the ancient weapons exhibition and all the other collections.

Thank biviere
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

The Poldi Pezzoli is a wonderful small private museum that we happened upon on a very rainy day. We spent approx 2 hours discovering the many treasures, and they are just that. Very conveniently located, the museum is well-worth visiting - a little gem.

2  Thank Vieuxcarre
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

What a pleasant surprise this art museum turned out to be. It has a terrific art collection (including two wonderful Botticellis) and some surprises - including a great collection of Renaissance period armour! Very close to the Pinacoteca di Brera so if you are an art lover visiting Milan, add it to your list!

2  Thank Carolyn L
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

We enjoyed the museum very much. We were impressed by the beautiful rooms and art. Very special is the installation of the weapon collection. It is done very modern and tasteful while showcasing all the old weapons. But if you are limited with your time, I would prefer to see the Pinacoteca di Brera to get an overview about the Italian classics.

Thank Christal3008
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

A beautiful house & full of stunning Art.
Well organised & friendly staff.
Lovely postcards for sale

Thank Premolars208
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

This museum was something my husband found online, when he looked at 'What to see in Milan'... It was a hot Sunday afternoon when we visited. Cost was 7Euro/ ticket as we are Seniors[ .Always worth asking about in Italy when buying tickets to sights ]

This is an extensive Private collection from a very wealthy 19th Century Milanese nobleman named Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli, On his death, he wanted the collection gifted to the people of Milan and the world. It is housed in his home, where he lived until his death.
He collected a bit of everything! Lace, textiles, Armoury,
,books,works of art, jewelry, clocks, archaeology pieces, portraits, watches and Murano Glass .
My favorites were the watches and Armoury!!
Enough for most visitors tastes

1  Thank buob2016
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

This house museum was the creation of Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli who began collecting at age 24 when he inherited the family fortune. By the 1850s his house museum was one of Europe’s best, and two years after his death in 1879 it opened to the public. Over the years, several other donations such as the Falck clocks and watches have been added to the collection.

Bombs badly damaged the building during World War II; the Dante Study gives the visitor a glimpse of the splendor of the original rooms. There are many treasures here - if you enjoy seeing an assortment of things (armor, weapons, jewelry, ceramics, furniture, paintings, etc.) this museum will interest you.

I loved looking at the painting “The Rest on the Flight to Egypt” by Andrea Solario in which the expression of joy on Joseph’s face as he regards his family is beautifully rendered. It was wonderful to see this one up close; my photo doesn’t do it justice. Another fascinating painting is the “Portrait of a Man" displayed so that the skull painted on the back is also visible.

On the down side, I was dismayed to find the male employee at the front desk rude; also, the museum attendants appeared to be bored.

1  Thank Linda_in_Quincy
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

Initially a family collection built up over centuries, there are some real gems. From Clocks and watches, religious icons, the collections of armour and porcelain. A very eclectic mix and worth going just to see the statue of Christ the redeemer, which is truly breathtaking.

Thank Anna B
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