Located in the northern Lombardy region of Italy, Milan is a world-renowned city of culture, culinary delights and luxury fashion.
Its distinct style and design have drawn in countless global influences and artistic pioneers alike, including Leonardo da Vinci.
Although museums across the globe feature some works of Leonardo, only Milan shares an intimate connection with the artist, scientist, engineer and social visionary.
Here’s a detailed rundown of the outstanding locations where you can experience Leonardo’s influence and impact in Milan.
Santa Maria delle Grazie
Painted by Leonardo between 1494 and 1498, The Last Supper offers a masterful depiction of the final dinner between Jesus and his disciples. Presented in the dining room of the former Dominican convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, this painting presents guests with a first-hand view of one of the world’s most celebrated works of art.
La Vigna di Leonardo
An extraordinary piece of Leonardo’s history, La Vigna di Leonardo lies nearby the Santa Maria delle Grazie. This historic vineyard was gifted to Leonardo in 1499 from the Duke of Milan and acted as a gesture of gratitude for the artist’s work on The Last Supper. Guests can tour sections of the vineyard and connect with the famous artist through a shared appreciation of fine wine.
Founded by Cardinal Federico Borromeo in 1609, this library houses notes and illustrations of Leonardo, including the fabled Codex Atlanticus — a twelve-volume, 1,119-page collection of his drawings, writings, and designs. In addition, the Biblioteca Ambrosian also houses the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, which showcases a variety of works from other influential artists.
Museo dei Navigli
Similar to the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, the Museo dei Navigli houses works and illustrations of Leonardo. One notable illustration is his design for a waterway that was intended to connect Milan to Lake Como. Although the plans never came into fruition, these and other sketches display Leonardo’s gift to create art that shows both a mastery of engineering and aesthetics.
Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci
This is the largest science and technology museum in all of Italy. Located in the monastery of San Vittore al Corpo of Milan, the museum is dedicated to Leonardo. The collection contains da Vinci machine models.
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