Discount Cards

Civic Museum Card (€12; www.turismo.milano.it) This three-day ticket allows a single admission to each of Milan’s nine civic museums. Tickets can be purchased online or at any of the museums.

House Museums Card (adult/reduced €20/10; www.casemuseo.it) Gives discounted access to Milan's four historic houses: the Poldi Pezzoli museum, the Bagatti Valsecchi palazzo, the Villa Necchi Campiglio and the Boschi-di Stefano apartment. It's valid for six months and can be purchased at any of the houses.

Musei Lombardia Milano (adult/reduced €45/35; www.abbonamentomusei.it) For longer stays that may involve excursions outside the city, this regional tourist card offers discounted access to 100 regional museums, villas and royal residences (including the Violin Museum in Cremona, Bergamo's Accademia Carrara and the Villa Reale in Monza) and is valid for one year.