The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum is a historic house museum between via Gesù and via Santo Spirito, that is the fruit of the extraordinary collecting experience of two brothers at the end of the 19th century: Barons Fausto and Giuseppe Bagatti Valsecchi.
In order to create a home inspired by sixteenth century Lombard mansions, they also began collecting fifteenth and sixteenth century paintings and decorative arts for it. Those very same antiques collected with such passion by the two brothers became objects of daily use, inserted into daily domestic life, thereby losing their connotation of historical objects. Beyond their intrinsic value, each work is an integral piece of the coherent Bagatti Valsecchi project, and contributes to the spectacular whole.
After the death of Fausto and Giuseppe, the family continued to live in the mansion until 1974, the year in which the Bagatti Valsecchi Foundation was created, and to which the art patrimony collected by the two brothers was donated. The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum – one of the first grand expressions of Milanese design – opened to the public twenty years later, in 1994.
In the rooms of the Bagatti Valsecchi home, one of Europe’s best preserved historic house museums, the Italian Renaissance took shape, not only through the display of the fifteenth and sixteenth century collections, but also thanks to the careful stylistic synchrony created by the owners in each room.

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>> This museum is part of the “Case Museo di Milano” network that brings together the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano, Villa Necchi Campiglio and the Poldi Pezzoli Museum offering visitors the opportunity of a single card (full ticket: 25 euro). The network has the aim to promote the house museums created by some leading figures of Milanese culture: Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli and the brothers Fausto and Giuseppe Bagatti Valsecchi in the 19th century, Antonio Boschi and Marieda Di Stefano, Gigina Necchi and Angelo Campiglio in the 20th century.