GUIDE FOR THE YELLOW MILAN UNDERGROUND – WHERE TO GET OFF AND WHAT TO SEE
In the big cities like Milan, one of the easiest public transports is the subway. In this article we will tell you some of the most interesting stops on yellow Milan underground. Thanks to Milan city pass you can travel for free on all public transport in Milan, click here and find out how.
Milan Central Station is the city’s main train station. The station was inaugurated in 1931 in Piazza della Repubblica. The station also features the Milan green metro station and Milan’s yellow metro station. Taking the yellow Milan underground, head towards San Donato and get off at the Turati stop. A few steps from the station you can discover the Museum of Natural History of Milan and the Gallery of Modern Art of Milan.
The Museum of Natural History of Milan is housed in a neo-gothic palace specifically built to house the exhibition site. The building is located inside the Public Gardens of Porta Venezia.
A few steps from the Museum of Natural History of Milan, you can discover another civic museum of the city, the Gallery of Modern Art of Milan. The Royal Villa, where the Gallery of Modern Art is housed, was built between 1790 and 1796 as the residence of Count Ludovico Barbiano di Beljoioso, designed by the Austrian architect Ludovico Pollack in the Neoclassical style.
After your visit, take the yellow Milan underground again and get off at the Montenapoleone stop. A few steps from the station there is the Poldi Pezzoli Museum, it is one of the Milanese museum-houses. He exhibited works by numerous artists, including: Perugino, Piero della Francesca, Sandro Botticelli, Antonio Pollaiolo, Giovanni Bellini, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Pinturicchio, Filippo Lippi, Andrea Mantegna, Jacopo Palma the Elder, Francesco Hayez, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Jusepe de Ribera, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Luca Giordano. With the Milan City Pass you can get a free or discounted entry, click here and find out how!
Near the Poldi Pezzoli Museum you can visit Palazzo Morando, one of Milan’s civic museums which houses the Milan Museum and the Costume Moda Collection. The building was inhabited by many families of Milan. The first important family to live there was that of the Casati family. Of the seventeenth-century decoration of the palace, due to this family, remains in two halls of the main floor, located in the rear wing that overlooks the garden, with painted coffered ceilings. After the war, after the destruction caused by the bombing of the apartments of Palazzo Sormani, the seat until then of the Museum of the City of Milan, it was decided to transfer the collection to Palazzo Morando.
Take the yellow Milan underground and get off at the Duomo stop, if you have the Milan City Pass you can visit for free Highline Galleria, the path on the roofs of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.
Going down at the Crocetta metro stop, you can visit a jewel of Milan recently reopened to the public, Ca’ Granda – the path of secrets. This itinerary presents the archive and the burial ground of the Ca’ Granda Foundation of the Milan Polyclinic. The historical archive of 1600 – declared the Place of the Heart by the FAI – contains thousands of historical documents relating to the hospital administration, including the foundation documents of the hospital, hundreds of parchments and some letters signed by famous people including Napoleon and Leopardi; the collection of works of art includes over 920 paintings, with exceptional paintings – among others – by Segantini, Hayez and Carrà; the complex also includes one of the largest medical libraries in Europe. The Sepolcreto is located below the Church’s Crypt of the B.V. Announced, adjacent to the Archive, also of the seventeenth century, and it is estimated that it houses the remains of about 150 thousand hospital patients deposited between 1637 and 1695. The same place also hosted the remains of the fallen of the Five Days of Milan, before they were transferred to the monument of the homonymous square. Get a 50% discount on the admission ticket.