28 Jan-24 Mar. Palazzo Reale hosts this travelling exhibition, entitled The Truth and the Fake, to illustrate the history of monetary piracy in Italy, a phenomenon widespread already in Greek and Roman times.
It retraces the history of forgery of coins, banknotes and more modern forms of electronic payments. It offers some in-depth sections, which deal with the most representative cases of forgery and its evolution throughout the centuries, from Italian unification to more recent examples of the relationship between forgers and organised crime. Another area focuses on this phenomenon in Milan and analyses the role of the custom officers during revolt in March 1848, when Milan was freed from the Austrian dominion, and during the liberation after world war two, as well as present-day money smuggling with Switzerland.
Mon 14.30-19.30, Tue-Sun 09.30-19.30, Thurs, Sat 09.30-22.30.