Bagatti Valsecchi Museum (Museo Bagatti Valsecchi) Tours
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The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum (Museo Bagatti Valsecchi) in Milan is a showcase of what Italian mansions (palazzi) were like back in the day. Once home to two brothers—Fausto and Giuseppe—the stunning palazzo displays their vast collection of antique paintings, ceramics, tapestries, ivory, and furniture that they acquired during the last part of the 19th century.
Step back in time to when palazzi were private homes and see what daily life was like for wealthy aristocrats. The Bagatti Valsecchi brothers were lawyers from Milan who wanted to preserve art and artifacts from centuries past. Today their mansion is a treasure-filled museum rich with decorative arts, paintings, and more. Visitors can ogle well-preserved pieces from as far back as the 14th and 15th centuries, and learn how the museum now fits into Milan’s upscale fashion culture.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum is ideal for appreciators of art, decorative arts, and period interior design.
- Book an entry ticket in advance online so you can skip the line upon arrival.
- Reduced-price tickets are available on Wednesdays.
- Every room has detailed information in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese.
- Audio guides are available in Italian, English, Chinese, French, Japanese, German, and Russian.
- The entire museum is wheelchair accessible and can be independently accessed by those with physical disabilities.
How to Get There
The museum is located in downtown Milan’s Montenapoleone district. Take the M3 metro line to the Montenapoleone stop, or walk 10 minutes from Duomo Square.
When to Get There
The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum is open from 1pm to 5:45pm Tuesday to Sunday. Check the website for holiday and other closures. The best times to visit Milan are when the weather is pleasant and there are fewer crowds, namely during the spring months of April through June, as well as September and October.
An Homage to Italy’s Renaissance
The Bagatti Valsecchi brothers wanted to re-create their home to resemble a 16th-century Lombard mansion. They dedicated their lives—and their money—to refurbishing the family home into an Italian nobleman’s palazzo of the period, collecting pieces by artists and artisans as renowned as Donatello and Bellini. The result is a museum with the best-preserved Renaissance-style palazzo and furnishings in all of Italy.
Address: Via Gesù, Milan 20121, Italy
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3 Tours and Activities to Experience Bagatti Valsecchi Museum (Museo Bagatti Valsecchi)
See what the 16th-century mansions of Milanese nobleman were like with a trip to the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum in Milan. This once private home is now a museum filled with furniture, paintings, tapestries, weapons, textiles, and more from the Italian Renaissance period. Stroll through the opulent hallways of the mansion and see masterpieces from the era.
Take a tour of the Bagetti Valsecchi Museum in Milan and learn about the history of Italian-made leather goods. The museum is home to a collection of leather goods from the 15th and 16th centuries which range from weapons cases to gunpowder flasks. Then visit a local leather workshop where you can see shoes being made by hand from start to finish.
Private Sightseeing Tours
The Bagetti Valsecchi Museum in Milan is home to an impressive collection of metal objects from Italy and beyond. Take a private tour and learn about the ancient art of metal sculpting and see objects from metal washbasins to firearms. Continue the tour at the workshop of a Milanese metal sculptor and go behind-the-scenes of the metal making process.
Private Sightseeing Tours
Discover the designer delights of Milan on this walking tour of Italy’s fashion capital. The Quadrilatero della Moda, the city’s fashion district, is home to some of the world’s most iconic high-end clothing brands, such as Dolce & Gabbana and Bulgari. Follow in the footsteps of chic locals as you explore the district with an informative guide, who points out shopping landmarks — like the elegant Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II — as well as other beautiful sights.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Should I book Bagatti Valsecchi Museum (Museo Bagatti Valsecchi) tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Bagatti Valsecchi Museum (Museo Bagatti Valsecchi) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 3 Bagatti Valsecchi Museum (Museo Bagatti Valsecchi) tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Bagatti Valsecchi Museum (Museo Bagatti Valsecchi) 2020?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Bagatti Valsecchi Museum (Museo Bagatti Valsecchi) costs USD 13.24. Guided Bagatti Valsecchi Museum (Museo Bagatti Valsecchi) tours start around USD 13.24 per person. See all 3 Bagatti Valsecchi Museum (Museo Bagatti Valsecchi) tickets and tours on Viator.
What's the best way to experience Bagatti Valsecchi Museum (Museo Bagatti Valsecchi)?
The best ways to experience Bagatti Valsecchi Museum (Museo Bagatti Valsecchi) are:
- Bagatti Valsecchi Museum Ticket Entrance
- Historical and Precious Leathers Guided Tour in Milan
- Private Tour: the Ancient and Noble Art of Metal Guided Tour
- Milan Fashion District Tour
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