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Perugino. The Baptism of Christ


Milan, Palazzo Marino
Piazza della Scala, 2


From December 5, 2023 to January 14, 2024


Every day from 9.30 to 20.00 (last entry at 19.30)

Early closures
7 December closing h 12.00; 24 and 31 December closing h 18.00

December 8, 26, January 1 and 6 open from 9.30 to 20.00
December 25 opening from 14.30
Last entry 30' min before closing


For those who own the postcard from the exhibition Perugino. The Baptism of Christ will be active a discount for admission to the Gallerie d'Italia - Milan and for the guided tour Rinascimenti. From Perugino’s Umbria to Moroni’s Lombardy.

Moroni. (1521-1580) A Portrait of His Time

The Christmas appointment with art is renewed again this year to admire Pietro Perugino's masterpiece The Baptism of Christ (circa 1502). The exhibition Perugino. The Baptism of Christ is a collaboration between the Municipality of Milan and the Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria and is part of the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the artist's death. The sustainable exhibition design by architect Franco Achilli ,centred on the theme of water, will allow the public to admire the masterpiece in oil on panel, part of the polyptych of St. Augustine, whose creative path is currently the subject of in-depth study by scholars.

The exhibition, curated by Marco Pierini and Maruska Picchiarelli, continues in the spaces made available by the municipalities around the city at a number of municipal libraries, which will host the eight masterpieces focused on the theme of baptism and childhood from the Galleria d'Arte Moderna and the Museo del 900 from 5 December 2023 to 14 January 2024.

Promoted by the City of Milan and Intesa Sanpaolo - as institutional partner - with the support of Rinascente, the exhibition is organised in collaboration with the Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria and the Gallerie d'Italia in Milan.

Following on from previous editions, activities in synergy with Palazzo Marino and the Gallerie d'Italia in Milan will continue this year. Holders of the Perugino. The Baptism of Christ exhibition card will receive a discount on admission and the guided tour of the concurrent exhibition Moroni (1521 - 1580). A Portrait of His Time.

Rennaisances. From Perugino's Umbria to the Lombardy of Moroni
Guided tour of the Gallerie d'Italia - Milan (will be held in italian)

The now well-established Christmas collaboration between Palazzo Marino and the Gallerie d'Italia dedicated to art takes visitors to take an ideal journey through the Italian Renaissance. After visiting Umbria with the clear light and gentle features of Perugino, the journey continues at the exhibition dedicated to the Bergamasque artist Giovan Battista Moroni, one of the greatest interpreters of Lombard Renaissance painting. From devotional painting to portraits, the exhibition aims to shed light on the work of an innovative and undiscovered artist.

When: Tuesdays and Fridays from 5/12 to 14/01 at 5 pm.

Cost: €5 per person, excluding entrance ticket

Info: visitors to the Palazzo Marino Christmas exhibition in possession of a card are entitled to purchase the special admission ticket at €5, instead of €10, and to a further discount on the cost of the guided tour at €3, instead of €5, to be added to the museum entrance ticket.

Please note that the activity will begin when a minimum number of participants is reached.

Booking is recommended, via freephone on 800.167619 or e-mail at