Poldi-Pezzoli Museum

This is a fascinating museum – the private collection of an art-lover, set in his own home, all of which was bequeathed to the city in 1879. As well as a collection of arms and armour, tapestry, ceramics, jewellery, clocks and watches, it has a fine selection of Renaissance paintings. Notable among them are Madonnas by Mantegna and Botticelli, 'St Nicholas of Tolentino' by Piero della Francesca, numerous works by the Lombard artist Bernardino Luini, a Pietà by Giovanni Bellini, portraits of Martin Luther and his wife by Lucas Cranach, and – the star of the show for many – the 'Portrait of a Young Woman' (an exquisite profile) by Antonio Pollaiuolo.


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