What was Milan in the time of Leonardo ? How the great genius affected the town?
The 30 years old Leonardo da Vinci left Florence in 1483 to come to Milan, which was at that time, one of the Renaissance capitals of Italy. Why Milan? The genius spent more than 15 years working in our town during his first stay for the family Sforza. He was actually employed as a musician, but he was also an architect, an engineer, he was even organizing parties at the Sforza Castle. . . he was a painter as well.
He was not the only famous artist working in Milan at that time: the architect Bramante was projecting at the same time the church Santa Maria Delle Grazie and the smaller Santa Maria presso San Satiro.
During our tour, we'll follow Leonardo's footsteps around Milan, from the Sforza Castle, up to the vineyard given to him as a present by Duke Ludovico il Moro and the others Renaissance jewels designed by Bramante.
The tour may include the Last Supper (booking is compulsory and must be made few months in advance) or the Leonardo 3Museum in the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.
This is a walking tour. The tram may be used or - upon your request - a taxi.
- The Sforza Castle
- Leonardo's vineyards
- The church Santa Maria Delle Grazie ((closed from 12, 00 until 3, 00 p. m. , not available on Sundays) OR the church Santa Maria presso San Satiro (closed on Monday)
- The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci (closed on Monday) OR Leonardo 3Museum in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Duomo square in front of Museum del Novecento.
The meeting location and time of meeting may change according to the booking of the Last Supper.
End location: Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie.
The end location may change according to the booking of the Last Supper.
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
** Please contact me before booking this tour. It's necessary to check the availability of the Last Supper according to the time of your stay in Milan. If there are tickets avaiable, you'll be asked to pay for them while confirming the tour. If the Last Supper is already sold out at the time of your booking, we'll visit the Leonardo3Museum, a compendium of all the projects carried out by the genius.
Walking or tram. Taxi on your request. A private van (8 seat) can be booked according to your request.
Licenced professional guide at your disposal for 3.5 hours.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 EURO - Prices per person:
EURO 10,00: Leonardo's Vineyard
EURO 15,00: Last Supper by Leonardo or
EURO 12,00: Leonardo 3Museum
It's a walking tour but public transport (EURO 1,50 each ride or EURO 4,50 one day ticket) or a taxi (fee may vary) could be used on your request.
I am not a driver. I can arrange for a separate car and driver.