Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Codex Atlanticus of Leonardo -33%

The Ambrosiana Art Gallery, founded by Federigo Borromeo in 1618 in the vicinity of the Ambrosiana Library, was originally built to give free artistic and cultural instruction. It contains more than a million ancient books and thousands of paintings.

Currently, the Ambrosiana possesses paintings from the world’s most important artists, such as Tiziano, Bramantino, Leonardo Botticelli and Raffaello, as well as unique documents such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Atlanticus and 12,000 other drawings from the 14th through the 19th centuries. 

The Leonardo Atlantic Codex is the largest collection in the world of drawings and writings by Leonardo da Vinci. The Leonardo Atlantic Codex consists of 1119 sheets of a period ranging from 1478 to 1519 of different subjects such as sketches and preparatory drawings for paintings, research in mathematics, optics and astronomy, gourmet recipes philosophical meditations but also up to curious projects of war machines, hydraulic pumps and parachutes.

You can admire this important collection at the Ambrosiana Library Milan that preserve the Atlantic Codex since 1637 in the Sala Federiciana.

Inside the Ambrosiana Library you can find more than a million ancient books and moreover, in the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, you can admire paintigs of the Reinassance period and of the 17th century and also 18th century such as Giadomenico Tiepolo and Francesco Londonio and paintings of the 19th and 20th century such as Francesco Hayez.


Raphael's Cartoon for the 'School of Athens'

Last but not least, the great School of Athens by Raffaello Sanzio. Is the largest renaissance cartoon survived to this day, made as by Raphael as a preparatory work for the Stanza delle Segnatura located in the Vatican. Recently restored, is now visitable during your stay at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana Milan.

The Ambrosiana was damaged during World War II but was restored in 1950.

WHERE: Piazza Pio XI 2- Milan


  • 15€ full ticket ; 
  • 10€ reduced ticket ; 
  •  + 1,50€ on both tickets if booked online ; 

WITH MILANOCARD : 10€ instead 15€ for the full ticket; 

OPENING HOURS: Monday to Sunday: 10-18. Closed every Wednesday. Closed on Christmas, January 1st.