The city of Milan has a very rich history and culture, and attracts many tourists from all over the globe. One of the most famous among them is Poldi Pezzoli Museum, which was opened in 1881.
The unique collection of this museum was created thanks to the aristocrat Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli, which was inherited not only by a huge mansion located in the center of Milan. He is also known for his passion for collecting. In the beginning, the private collection included medieval weapons and knightly armor. However, after some time, Poldi Pezzoli became quite interested in painting. One of the features of this mansion is its interior design. The collector finished the interior of his home in a variety of styles, starting from the Middle Ages and ending with Rococo, so that each item in the collection corresponded to a certain environment.
Museums in Italy have always been on a special account with true connoisseurs of art. Poldi Pezzoli Collection It includes, in addition to armor, weapons and paintings from the fourteenth to nineteenth centuries, Italian Renaissance furniture, classic sculpture by Italian craftsmen, Venetian glass, fine antique ceramics, chic Persian rugs, magnificent Flemish tapestries and much more.
Upon entering the museum, you immediately find yourself in the Armory Hall, which serves as a reminder of the history of the collection itself. The most significant part of the collection of Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli is the painting of old masters: the famous portrait of a girl with a long neck, painted by an unknown author, is undoubtedly the pearl of the collection. Also, such famous paintings as: a portrait of Luther with his wife (Lucas Cranach), “Madonna and Child” and “Descent from the Cross” (Botticelli), “Portrait of a Courtesan” (Palma Elder), “Dead Christ” (Bellini) are presented to your attention ) The museum also provides for general viewing the paintings of such artists as: Perugino, Pinturicchio, Lotto, Canaletto, Francesco Guardi, Tiepolo.
Of great importance in the collection is given to local Lombard painting during the Renaissance, represented by the following artists: Solario, Foppa, Boltraffio, Borgognone, Predis and Lini.