Italy is one of the most favorite tourist destinations for tourists from Israel thanks to the abundance of cities, towns, and villages in it, which make it a great place for any type of vacation, in any vehicle, and in any season of the year.
If you are among art lovers, love cultural events, and prefer your vacation with an urban flavor – Milan is undoubtedly the place for you.
In Italy, there are many attractions for the whole family to enjoy, including many museums that will make your vacation educational, fascinating and unforgettable. Among the many museums, you will also find the Poldi Pazzoli Museum in Milan, an art museum boasting one of the most impressive private collections, with valuable art details from the 14th to the 19th centuries AD.
The origin of the museum is the private art collection of Count Gian Giacomo Foldi Pazzoli and his mother, who collected special Renaissance works – works that are currently displayed in a building that was formerly used as a palace.
It is interesting to know that during the Second World War the palace suffered extensive damage and many parts of it were completely destroyed, but the works of art and other items from the valuable collection were well stored and after the building underwent an extensive renovation, it was reopened and returned to function as a museum.
The special works were collected by the count over the course of three decades, from 1849 until his death in 1879, and their precise selection, including the manner in which they are presented in the museum space, tells the story of the aristocratic family, local history and, of course, gives a platform to lesser-known artists as well.
After the Count’s death, the collection was donated to the Municipality of Milan and the museum was opened to the public in 1881.
As mentioned, among the various items displayed in the museum you will find mainly works of art from the 19th century AD, belonging to local artists (mostly artists from the northern part of Italy) but there are also works belonging to Flemish artists.
The main exhibition includes many varied items, including magnificent jewelry, antique furniture, ceramic and glassware, weapons and armor for knights, paintings, and much more.