Archaeological museum Milan
The Archaeological museum Milan is located within the Monastero Maggiore complex (where the splendid 16th century frescoes by Bernardino Luini can be admired). The Archaeological museum, recently expanded in the adjacent venue at via Nirone 7, includes the Greek, Etruscan and Roman collections, among which the famous “Patera di Parabiago”.The Archaeological museum Milan also keeps items from the high middle ages and from the Gandhara civilisation. The Monastero Maggiore rises above an area previously occupied by a Roman villa of the first century, from massimianee walls and the nearby Roman circus in front of the imperial palace from the late third century.
The first part of the museum, sited in the original site of Corso Magenta, is dedicated to the history of Mediolanum(ancient Milan) founded in the 4th century BC and conquered by the ancient Romans in 222 BC. In the basement floor there is also a small section about Gandhara’s arts. The inner cloister, where Roman remains (1st-3rd century AD) and two medieval towers are visible, connects the first part of the museum with the new building sited in via Nirone. In this part of the Archaeological Museum of Milan are sited, on four floors, the Early Middle Ages section, the Etruscan section, the Ancient Greek section and the temporary exhibition room.
WHERE: Corso Magenta 15, Milano
9.00-17.30 (9.00 AM – 5.30 PM)
Closed on Monday
Last entry half an hour before closing
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