The Biblioteca Ambrosiana has now celebrated 400 years of opening to the public, having been inaugurated by Federico Borromeo on December 8, 1609. The Ambrosiana, Library but also Gallery and Academy, is today an exclusive meeting point in Milan for corporate events, opening its historical museum and monumental spaces to modern meeting, communication and public relations needs.
The institution offers to individuals, companies and institutions the opportunity to enjoy some splendid rooms for organizing conferences, seminars, meetings and convivial events. In order to make each event exceptional and unique, there is the opportunity to combine an exclusive visit to the internal spaces, creating ad hoc cultural itineraries between the Gallery and the treasures of the Library, which the public normally does not access except for study reasons.
The rooms of the museum safeguard masterpieces from the Renaissance period that have made the history of Italian art: from Titian to Luini, from Botticelli to Bramantino up to the fascinating paintings by Brueghel and the famous Basket of fruit by Caravaggio. We keeps also the iconic Cartoon of the School of Athens by Raphael, incredibly preserved and now displayed in a new set-up after a restoration that lasted more than 4 years.
The visit continues, finally reaching the ancient Lecture Room, the original heart of the Library, where the famous pages of the Codex Atlanticus and the Portrait of Musician by Leonardo da Vinci are exhibited.
Thanks to the renovations that have taken place in recent years, the opportunities for visits now also extend to the spaces of the Foro Romano and the upper and lower Church of San Sepolcro: places where you can rediscover the millennial history of the city of Milan and the great events that have affected it, around figures such as the Lombard crusaders, Leonardo and San Carlo Borromeo and with the awareness of being in the exact geometric center of the city.
For each occasion, in collaboration with our staff, we are going to build a special event project which can include, in addition to the normal rental services of the rooms, original exhibition paths for brand or product communication, selected opportunities to discover the ancient manuscripts kept in the Library or moments of high conviviality, in an otherwise unattainable historical-artistic context.