Milan displays Rubens's masterpiece.
As usual during the Christmas period, Milan’s city administration will welcome visitors to view a masterpiece, choosing this year the Adoration of the Shepherds by Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640).
Rediscovered in a church in Fermo, in the Marche region, in 1927, the magnificent altarpiece is on loan from the Fermo civic art gallery.
Visitors will be greeted by art historians from the Civita association for the conservation of Italian cultural patrimony, which organised the loan. They will explain the significance of the painting and the role of Rubens at the start of the baroque period.
Entry to the Alessi Hall in Palazzo Marino will be free of charge from 09.30 to 20.00, and up to 22.30 on Thursdays.