Since the very first moment I moved nearby, la Rotonda della Besana started hosting my customary afternoon reading. I have been always fascinated with the snugness and tranquility behind the red brick walls of the place.
I remember passing by, in San Barnaba street, catching sight of the well-kept garden through the bars of the elegant cast-iron fence, wondering if this place is actually a park or a church. Later I discovered the entrance under number 12 in via Enrico Besana and learned that this architectural composition was built in the 18th century to serve as a cemetery of the near hospital. The church San Michele standing in the middle of the park was deconsecrated and after hosting a series of temporary art-exhibitions, last year la Rotonda became home to the children’s museum (MUBA).
Here exhibitions and installations appear to be as attractive for adults as for children and a visitor could easily spend an hour getting lost in the sophisticated selection of titles in the bookstore.
For an updated information about the numerous ongoing events, visit the website of the museum.
La Rotonda della Besana | Art & culture, Coffee & tea, Relaxing, Snacks | Free
Via Enrico Besana, 12
24 hours daily