The Late and Great Leonardo Da Vincipa0l0
Leonardo da Vinci left a distinct mark not only Italy, but the entire world. A genius in every sense of the word, Leonardo was the quintessential Renaissance man: a painter, sculptor, engineer, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer.
Born in 1452 and raised in the Tuscan town of Vinci, Leonardo passed his childhood and early adult years in Florence before moving to Milan in 1482 to serve the city’s duchy, Ludovico Sforza, remaining here until Sforza’s fall from power in 1499.
Here are three Leonardo-related activities in Milan:
- The Last Supper – Tickets must be reserved in advance to see what’s arguably the world’s most famous painting located inside the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie. We can help you with this either as its own activity or as part of a larger tour. Contact Luca and Lorenzo: email@example.com.
- National Museum of Science and Technology “Leonardo da Vinci” – among other items, the museum contains 130 models that were created from Leonardo’s drawings.
- Sforza Castle – The former Sforza residence now houses several museums where you’ll find some of Leonardo’s paintings as well as a ceiling fresco. Earlier this year, castle restorers uncovered a mural from him while carrying out renovations.