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Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana - Guided tours

Ad Artem takes you on a discovery of the masterpieces of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

90 min.

Guided tour for Primary school, First grade secondary school, Second grade secondary school

Discover the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

Uncover the invaluable artistic treasure of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana with Ad Artem's guided tours. As the official collaborators in educational initiatives at this extraordinary institution, we offer a variety of engaging experiences to delve into the greatness of this museum.


Get up close to timeless masterpieces, including the renowned "Basket of Fruit" by Caravaggio, the evocative "Portrait of a Musician" by Leonardo da Vinci, the preparatory cartoon for Raphael's "School of Athens" (displayed in a specially designed room by Stefano Boeri), and closely observe Leonardo da Vinci's "Codex Atlanticus," with its pages on display in the Ambrosiana Library.


What can you see?

Our guided tours allow you to deepen your understanding of the works and artists that have shaped art history. For schools, we offer workshop visits that combine theoretical learning with hands-on experience. Additionally, we organize playful visits to engage younger visitors and their families through fun and interactive activities.


We also provide the opportunity for private guided tours (including special openings), special events, and much more. The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana proves to be the ideal place to celebrate unique occasions and create unforgettable experiences.


Join us and be captivated by the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, where history, culture, and beauty merge into one extraordinary experience.


  • Caravaggio's Basket of Fruit will be on loan from November 23, 2023 to spring 2024.
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The primary objective of the guided tour is to present the Ambrosiana collection starting from the thought and life of its founder, Federico Borromeo. The Library and the Art Gallery are his creatures; while still alive, the Cardinal collected one of the richest book and art collections of the seventeenth century. Inside the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, the first art museum in the world open to the public, as well as precious Flemish and Lombard and Venetian Renaissance paintings, works of great importance are analysed, such as the magnificent preparatory Cartoon for the School of Athens by Raphael , Caravaggio's Basket of Fruit, Leonardo's Musician and Codex Atlanticus.


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