Leonardo Da Vinci in Milan

3 hour tour (except on Monday)

A walking tour to find out where Leonardo da Vinci lived and worked in Milan.

 

The guided tour starts under Filarete’s Tower at the entrance of Castello Sforzesco (Castle). Here the Sforza family invited Leonardo da Vinci to Milan and they lived together in the castle: we visit outer and inner courtyards. We walk to Santa Maria delle Grazie Church, a Unesco World Heritage Site, an example of the Lombard Gothic and Renaissance times: Donato Bramante built the marvellous apse and Leonardo da Vinci painted the “Last Supper” in the refectory of the old monastery, today it is Cenacolo Vinciano Museum.

  • N.B. Reservation* for the Last Supper is compulsory two months in advance of the date of your trip. Visit lasts 15 minutes; no more than 30 people each turn.

If it is not possible to visit Cenacolo Vinciano Museum, we can visit the Science and Technology Museum Leonardo da Vinci (no reservation is required and tickets* can be bought there).

The Museum’s collection of historic Leonardesque models was created to celebrate the fifth centennial of Leonardo’s birth. A group of experts was nominated to study Leonardo da Vinci’s manuscripts in order to create the models which were displayed for the first time in 1953. The Leonardo Gallery, where the exhibition of the models is enriched by a series of drawings from his numerous fields of interest, is completed with an exhibition that examines more closely his Milanese years.

We end the tour with a glance at a military submarine and the pavilion that shows one hundred years of rail transport evolution.

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