Aperitivo ad Arte: special evening opening of Duomo Museum 

On Tuesday 25th June, an extraordinary evening event with a suggestive aperitif and a concert by Milan Cathedral’s Musical Chapel, starting at 7 p.m.


After the great public participation recorded last year, Duomo Museum opens its doors in the evening hours for the third edition of Aperitivo ad Arte.  

On Tuesday, June 25, starting at 7 p.m., we wait for you for a special event to exclusively visit the photographic exhibition Ritratto Duomo. Photographic History of the Cathedral and its Fabbrica, on display until July 23, organized thanks to the support of the Main Sponsor GetYourGuide. 

The exhibition chronicles the evolution of photography through the eyes of the Veneranda Fabbrica, from the origins of photographic technique in the mid-19th century to the present days. From the oldest views of the Cathedral and the city around the Monument, passing through the first photographic campaigns dedicated to the artistic heritage of the Duomo, to arrive at contemporary shots of the construction sites. 

At the end of the visit to the Museum and the photography exhibition, participants will enjoy a relaxing aperitif in the charming inner courtyard, next to the copy of the Madonnina and under the shadow of the bell tower of the Church of San Gottardo in Corte. An opportunity to taste the Vino del Duomo, produced by the winery “La Collina dei ciliegi”. 

Following the aperitif, the evening will be enlivened by the presence of the Musical Chapel of Milan Duomo, Milan’s oldest cultural institution, active since 1402, and conducted by Msgr. Massimo Palombella, who will perform an intense monographic concert entitled SOLI DEO GLORIA. The Liturgical Year in the Gregorian Chant and Polyphony of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, with a sonic journey through the most evocative pages of Palestrina’s polyphony. 



Musical Programme 


The Liturgical Year in the Gregorian Chant and Polyphony of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina 


Musical Chapel of Milan Duomo
Massimo Palombella, Maestro Direttore 


Ad te levavi (Gregoriano)
Magnificat VIII toni (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)
Dies sanctificatus (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)
Invocabit me (Gregoriano)
Super flumina Babylonis (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)
Popule meus (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)
Sicut cervus (Gregoriano – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)