- Schiele e il suo tempo showing in Milan

March 04, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News reports for an exhibition of fascinating self-portraits, interpretations of cities and landscapes, as well as nudes, art enthusiasts should head to Milan to see Schiele e il suo tempo.

People holidaying at hotels in Milan can cross over the city by foot or public transport to the Palazzo Reale to witness the masterpieces of the great Egon Schiele until June 6th.

About 40 of his finest works will be on display there - having been transferred from the Leopold Museum in Vienna - along with paintings by Klimt and Kokoshka.

The Palazzo Reale in the Duomo district itself is worth the entrance fee alone, as the former royal palace is one of most beautiful buildings in the city, according to Ciao Milano.

Once inside, visitors will view the paintings with the sounds of Strauss, Mahler and many other musicians who were around during Schiele's time (1890-1918).

A recent auction at Sotheby's saw Sitzende Frau mit violetten Strumpfen by the artist sell for £4.86 million in the same session as a Giacometti sculpture went for £146.8 million.

If people choose to make the trip to the gallery, they can go from 09:30 to 19:30 (local time) on a Monday, 14:30 to 19:30 on a Thursday or 09:30 to 22:30 on a Saturday.

"The Schiele e il suo tempo exhibition is likely to be popular," said Jess Reading, head of marketing at LateRooms. "LateRooms strongly recommends people considering attending to book hotel Milano as soon as possible."