This enchanting walking tour brings Leonardo da Vinci’s history and works to life on the streets of Milan.
Leonardo da Vinci – one of the most famous painters of all time from the Renaissance period – spent his early working life in Milan. Also an inventor, sculptor, architect, scientist, engineer, botanist, astrologer, writer and cartographer, da Vinci’s famous works are extensive and wide-ranging. Departing at 16:00, this walking tour explores some of his most remarkable works.
We’ll begin at the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, where Leonardo da Vinci’s Atlantic Codex is available to the public to view for the first time ever. The Atlantic Codex is the most extensive collection of da Vinci’s manuscripts, with notes and studies ranging between subjects including flight, musical instruments, botany and mathematics. There are more than one thousand notebook pages in total.
After the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, we’ll make our way to Santa Maria delle Grazie, where one of the most recognisable paintings in the world can be seen. Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Last Supper, is on display here. Our tour allows you to skip the line with pre-booked tickets, so you’ll be able to enjoy an intimate viewing of the mural without waiting. Dating back to the 1490s, it is thought to have been commissioned by the Duke of Milan and da Vinci’s patron, Ludovico Sforza. The mural is found in the refectory of the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Operates from April – October Tuesday’s, Thursday’s & Saturday’s, from 4pm. Prices from £70 per person.