Fodor's Expert Review GAM: Galleria d'Arte Moderna/Villa Reale

Palestro Museum/Gallery

One of the city's most beautiful buildings is an outstanding example of Neoclassical architecture, built between 1790 and 1796 as a residence for a member of the Belgioioso family. After it was donated to Napoléon, who lived here briefly with Empress Josephine, it became known as the Villa Reale. Its residential origins are evident in its elegant proportions and private back garden. The museum provides a unique glimpse of the splendors hiding behind Milan's discreet and often stern facades. The collection consists of works donated by prominent Milanese art collectors. It emphasizes 18th- and 19th-century Italian works, but also has a smattering of 20th-century Italian pieces as well as some international works by Van Gogh and Picasso, among others.

Museum/Gallery Historical

Quick Facts

Via Palestro 16
Milan, Lombardy  20121, Italy


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €5 (free Wed.–Sun. after 4:30 and Tues. after 2), Closed Mon., €5; free Wed.–Sun. after 4:30 and Tues. after 2, €5 (free every 1st and 3rd Tues. of month after 2 and 1st Sun. of month)

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