Visit the most evocative places of Leonardo Da Vinci experience in Milan: Brera, Navigli, the Sforza Castle… Move around Milan on foot, Segway or bike!
Leonardo da Vinci arrived in Milan in 1482 and was fascinated by this city, one of the few in Europe that then exceeded the one hundred thousand inhabitants and could offer great opportunities to the Renaissance genius, who was then thirty years old.
Leonardo da Vinci remained in Milan until 1499 and here he left many works, which can be admired crossing the city with an original path.
Here are the 7 places to visit in Milan in the footsteps of Leonardo.
The Last Supper
You can find the Last Supper at the refectory of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
Leonardo created this fresco bewteen 1494 and 1498 under the orders of Ludovico il Moro, who intended to place his burial place in the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
Leonardo created a perspective masterpiece by opening the back wall of the refectory with the illusion of a spacious room. The Last Supper theme is interpreted in an original way: Leonardo focuesd his attention on the personality of each apostle and their feelings at that moment.
The Ambrosiana Library
The Atlantic Code of Leonardo Da Vinci is kept at the Ambrosiana Library in Milan and is the widest collection of Leonardo’s drawings and writings.
It consists of 1,119 sheets compiled for about forty years (from 14878 to 1519) and on various topics including astronomy, botany, anatomy and mechanics. Here you will find the famous papers with flying studies.
The vineyard is part of the current garden of Atellani’s house and is located at a short distance from the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
The vineyard was a present by the Duke of Milan Ludovico il Moro to Leonardo and is in an area that back in the 15th century was residential and housed the properties of the families loyal to the Duke.
More info on the Official Website.
The Sforza Castle
Leonardo’s paintings in the Axis Room of the Sforza Castle date back to 1498 but have been discovered towards the end of the XIX century when the branches and foliage of the walls emerged from the walls.
Decoration develops into a kind of pergola and offers the illusion of being not in a closed room but in an open environment. An unmissable opportunity to discover the magic of the Axis Room and the genius of Leonardo.
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The Museum of Science and Technology “Leonardo da Vinci”
The largest Italian science and technology museum is located in Milan and is dedicated to Leonardo.
Based on the Vincentian manuscripts, the models exhibited and the exhibition of the models is enriched by a series of drawings on Leonardo’s many fields of interest.
BOOK NOW: 2h GROUP TOUR OF THE NAVIGLI CANALS
More info about the Science Museum HERE.
Leonardo3 Exhibition – The World of Leonardo
The exhibition, hosted in Piazza della Scala in the prestigious King’s Hall spaces, is prolonged throughout 2017. It is the most important interactive exhibition dedicated to Leonardo and his ingenious machines.
You will see more than 200 interactive 3D machines, made in strict accordance with the original design, found in the thousands of pages, notes and drawings contained in the most important Leonardo’s manuscripts: Manuscript B, Flight Code and Atlantic Code.
More info on the Official Website.
The Conch of the Incoronata
This is the most important testimony still existing of hydraulic engineering works that allowed the river transport to Milan.
The conch connects Naviglio Martesana to the Navigli circle and is also known as Conca di Leonardo because it was built in 1496, under Leonardo’s supervision as a ducal engineer.
When the whole circle was interrupted in 1929, the basin lost its function of linking the water canals, but it is still visible today the closed system formed by the original doors besides the canal and the traces of mooring for freight.
The conch is located between two of the most fascinating districts of Milan: Brera and Porta Nuova.
If you want to visit them with a licensed tourist guide, book now and discover the itinerary HERE.
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