wallpaper exhibition

From 2 December, Palazzo Marino is back again with its annual Christmas appointment with art. This year, the other eight Milan Municipalities will be involved, and the whole city will be invited to discover art and beauty during the festive season.

Through a synergic action of the two cities of Milan and Florence, Palazzo Marino offers a special free exhibition to be enjoyed by citizens and tourists alike during the Christmas holidays: until 15 January 2023, four masterpieces of Florentine and Tuscan art, all dating between the 14th and 15th centuries, will be on display in the magnificent Sala Alessi of Palazzo Marino, immersed in a play of lights and fabrics.

The exhibition, entitled ‘Charity and Beauty’, will feature the ‘Madonna and Child’ painted by Sandro Botticelli and now held at the Stibbert Museum in Florence; ‘The Adoration of the Magi’ by Beato Angelico, a precious tabernacle belonging to the Museo di San Marco; the ‘Madonna and Child’ from Palazzo Medici Riccardi, painted by Filippo Lippi; and ‘Charity’, a sculpture by Tino di Camaino from Siena, from the Bardini Museum in Florence.

For the exhibition program download the brochure here. (only ITA language)

In the other eight Municipalities of the city, from 13 December onwards, the local libraries will be hosting as many important artworks from different city institutions, offering an interpretation of the charity and beauty theme with four 17th century and four 19th/20th century paintings, respectively.

The itinerary of all exhibitions bears witness to the fervent activity of care, mercy and charity towards the most needy and fragile, which has been a distinctive feature of the city of Milan for centuries. As a matter of fact, in addition to loans from the GAM Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Milan and Castello Sforzesco, artworks from some of the city's charitable institutions, whose heritage bears witness to the generosity of so many benefactors over the centuries, will be on display: Fondazione Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Istituto dei Ciechi di Milano, Istituto Golgi Redaelli, Istituti Milanesi Martinitt e Stelline, and Pio Albergo Trivulzio.

Charity and Beauty, promoted by the Municipality of Milan in collaboration with the Municipality of Florence and the Metropolitan City of Florence, is a project conceived by Palazzo Reale in collaboration with Gallerie d'Italia, the Library Services and the Municipalities. The exhibition is sponsored by Intesa Sanpaolo, our institutional partner, which for years, together with the support of Rinascente, has partnered with the City of Milan to generously offer this cultural event to the city.

The exhibition is curated by Stefano Zuffi and Domenico Piraina, while its organisation has been entrusted to experienced and professional Civita Mostre e Musei. 

Further information on the exhibition at this link.


Information Sheet


Tino di Camaino, Beato Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Sandro Botticelli



2 December 2022 - 15 January 2023



Milan, Palazzo Marino, Sala Alessi
Piazza della Scala 2

Free admission


Opening hours

Every day from 9.30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

(last entry at 7.30 p.m.)


Early closures - late openings

7 December closing at 12 noon (last entry at 11.30 a.m.)

24 and 31 December 2021 closing time 6 p.m.

(last entry at 5.30 p.m.)



8, 25 and 26 December, 1 and 6 January open from 9.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (last entry at 7.30 p.m.)


Exhibition info

Tel. 800167619