On the famous Via Tortona, which you will surely know thanks to the Milan Furniture Fair (Fuorisalone), there is something more to the story…
In the times that we live in it seems a very good idea to visit the Museo delle Culture di Milano, a.k.a. MUDEC.
Of course, in an area as busy as places like Navigli, Darsena and Porta Ticinese, it could be pretty complicated finding parking for a few hours, but don’t let us discourage you! Instead, we want to give you the chance to visit the MUDEC without having to rush and above all, without complications (or fines either!). On our map, you will find a whole range of car parks, some of which offer hourly rates, where you can book a parking space in advance!
So, when you arrive, you won’t risk drifting into the Navigli ZTL by accident, just head straight to the car park where you will be guaranteed somewhere to park. When you enter the car park show them your Parclick reservation, and get right on with your visit to the MUDEC!
If your stomach is grumbling after all that culture, you can get an aperitivo or have a nice cocktail in one of the many bars that you will find lining the Naviglio Grande.
Parking here is also useful if you’re looking to stay in Milan for a bit of time (and best if you want to avoid Area C!), by selecting a car park for a long period of time, and then from there you can move around the city using public transport.
A few minutes’ walk from the museum there is a stop for the number 14 tram as well as the number 68 bus, while also being close to the Stazione di Porta Genova, where there are plenty of regional trains and other railway links.
Line 2 of the metro (green) is also in the same area, which makes it possible to get quickly to the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, Castello Sforzesco, the Pinacoteca di Brera gallery and the main train stations of Milan.
Inaugurated in 2014, MUDEC is one of the newest and most modern museums in Milan, unique in its kind because it is born of a major project for the upgrading of the former Ansaldo mills.
The museum building is a project from the architect David Chipperfield, who came up with a complex containing various floors, inside which there are some exhibition spaces as well as a library, the Forum delle Culture, a multipurpose conference room, a restoration workshop and a children’s area, all in a total of 17,000 square metres. Trust us, there’s no chance of getting bored ;)
The purpose of MUDEC is to enhance and represent, with its collections, the diversity of cultures in time and space. They have around 7000 pieces made up of artworks, everyday objects and musical instruments coming from all corners of the world and every type of culture from the first centuries B.C. up to the 20th Century.
At the centre of it all are the Asian, especially the Japanese, the African and the Pre-Columbian America collections, which are particularly spectacular.
Visiting the MUDEC is a little bit like taking a trip round the entire world, but, all the while, staying in Milan! You won’t ever want to leave once you have left your car in a guarded car park ;)