Just a stone’s throw from the Poldi Pezzoli Museum, hidden away in an elegant courtyard, you can find GAM Manzoni. Created in 2012, the centre stages temporary exhibitions, conferences and debates, with a particular focus on the 19th century. The space immediately garnered a reputation for well-curated exhibitions featuring relatively unknown works sourced from private collections. Amongst the artists whose work has been shown are Fattori, Boldini, Segantini and Pellizza da Volpedo. The same courtyard also plays host to the Maspes Gallery, which specialises in 19th-century Lombard and Venetian painting, and the Bottegantica Gallery, which concentrates on Italian paintings from the 19th and early 20th centuries; both galleries stage temporary exhibitions to which entry is free.