Museum of Italian resurgence or in Italian Museo del Risorgimento is dedicated to the unification period of Italy. Every larger city in Italy has a similar institution that preserves the values and memories of this turbulent period. Milan’s museum is not much visited by tourists, however if interested in this historical period, you will certainly not regret visiting this hidden jewel.
The museum is dedicated to the unification period of Italy. The collection consists of paintings, sculptures, weapons, prints and drawings, which illustrate the period in history from the first campaign of Napoleon Bonaparte in Italy (1796) to the annexation of Rome to the Kingdom of Italy (1870).
The museum pieces are exhibited in 15 rooms and there are additional 2 rooms for temporary settings.
Here you can find: the scepter and cape worn by Napoleon Bonaparte on May 26, 1805 (when he was crowned the King of Italy), the Standard of the Lombard Legion of horseback hunters, the first Italian Tricolore (tricolored flag) and much more.
The building in which the museum is nowadays used to be the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and later the Ministry of War during the Napoleon period.
Ticket prices for the Museum of Italian resurgence in Milan
Regular ticket price is 5 Euros.
Reduced ticket price is 3 Euros (reserved for students and individuals over 65).
Free entrance is reserved for individuals under 18 and individuals with disabilities.
Working hours of the Museum of Italian resurgence in Milan
From Tuesday to Sunday working hours of the museum are: 9:00-13:00h/14:00-17:30h.
Museum is closed on Mondays.