Museo Bagatti Valsecchi

Historic Site and Museum in Milan

Museo Bagatti-Valsecchi, La Galleria Delle Armi
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The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, originally a mansion, is a unique museum in Milan that houses an impressive collection of Renaissance artifacts. It was founded by two brothers, Fausto and Giuseppe Bagatti Valsecchi. Despite their differences in personality, they shared a passion for the medieval knights’ era and embarked on a project to turn their ancestral mansion in the center of Milan into an ancient castle.

The mansion was transformed into a museum at the end of the 19th century, and today visitors can explore a remarkable collection of chainmail, armor, furniture, ceramics, tapestries, and decorative items. The interiors have been preserved to maintain an authentic atmosphere, transporting you to both the 19th century when the house was refurbished and the 15th-16th centuries that inspired the brothers.

The museum features several halls and galleries, including The Library, Cupola Gallery, Room of the Valtellinese Bed, Labyrinth Passage, and Arms’ Gallery. Don’t miss Fausto’s Bathroom with its gorgeous marble bath and antique faucets. The museum is typically not crowded, allowing you to peacefully immerse yourself in its extraordinary atmosphere.

After exploring the museum, you can visit the patio where the Il Salumaio restaurant is located, offering a taste of the real Milanese vibe.

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Visiting Museo Bagatti Valsecchi


Wednesday: 1.00pm until 8.00pm

Thursday – Sunday: 10.00am until 5.45pm

Monday and Tuesday closed.



Address: Museo Bagatti Valsecchi, Via Gesù, Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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