Located in downtown Milan, the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum expresses the taste and lifestyle of a wealthy, cultured, aristocratic Milanese family at the end of the 19th century, and is one of Europe's most important historic house museums. Here, the precious permanent collections of 15th and 16th-century Italian art and decorative arts, assembled by the Bagatti Valsecchi brothers during the second half of the 19th century, are found in their original positions. Because of this, the museum not only offers Italian Renaissance art, but also presents an authentic "magic window" onto Milan's aristocratic past, fascinating to many kinds of visitors.
Dating back to 1778 as a fitting replacement for the Teatro Ducale, the stately Teatro Alla Scala has since come to be one of opera's most legendary venues. The historic theater has hosted most of Italy's operatic masters alongside renowned international artists. Designed by noted architect, Giuseppe Piermarini, the theater's neoclassical facade has a palatial theater with six tiers of private boxes, topped by an intricate ceiling. Home to the prestigious La Scala Theater Orchestra, La Scala Theater Ballet and La Scala Theater Chorus, it remains one of the city's liveliest cultural venues. Apart from operas, the theater also hosts plays, ballet shows and numerous other cultural events throughout the year.
One of the finest museums in the continent for its exquisite collection of 19th-century fine art, Museo Poldi Pezzoli has been delighting art connoisseurs since the late 19th Century. Get amazed by the masterpieces of artists like Giovanni Bellini, Guardi and Pollaiolo. Impeccable collections in the form of tapestries, porcelain, jewelry and glassware are also worth a look.
After the Piccolo Teatro was inaugurated in 1947, it gained immense popularity not only among the residents of Milan but also across the globe. The theater has since then acted as a custodian of art and culture and continues to support as well as encourage local artists and their national counterparts. The theater is extends its name to three different venues- Teatro Grassi, Teatro Studio and Teatro Strehler; these can be used for a variety of performing-arts events depending on the audience capacity expected for them.
Founded in 1953, the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci includes 28 distinct galleries dedicated to all aspects of science and technology, including the spectacular collection of the creations of Leonardo da Vinci. From transportation to astronomy and modern high technology, the scope of this museum ranks it among the most important in the world. The artifacts inside this museum provide a fascinating look into physical sciences.
Teatro Carcano was founded in 1803 by Giuseppe Carcano on the premises of the abandoned monastery of San Lazzaro It has had a glorious history, with countless successes featuring artists that are now world-famous. In 1980, after having been a cinema for many years, it returned to theatrical productions, even though during the day it is used as a hall for lectures. Concessions with nearby car-parks provide discount parking. The theater can arrange baby-sitters and deliver tickets to your home address. It also has low-cost season tickets for young people, and matinee performances that are not exclusively for schools.