Milan: The Story of Leonardo da Vinci Private Guided Tour

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See Milan through the eyes of Leonardo da Vinci on a walking tour. Learn about the Italian Renaissance while exploring the Old Town, with the option to visit the Ambrosian Library and Leonardo3 Museum.

Highlights

  • Follow the steps of Leonardo Da Vinci in Milan with a 5-Star Expert Guide
  • Learn about Leonardo da Vinci’s life and works
  • Explore Milan, a city that Leonardo imagined and designed
  • See Leonardo’s notebook and paintings in the Ambrosian Library (3,5 & 4,5-hour)
  • Visit the Leonardo Museum with skip-the-line (4,5-hour option only)

Description

Discover the many talents of Leonardo da Vinci, from painting to innovation and urban planning, as you explore the historic streets of Milan’s Old Town. This original da Vinci tour will take you back in time to Renaissance Italy, following the steps of Leonardo in Milan where he produced some of his greatest works. Discover the legacy of the archetypal man of Renaissance! Choose the 2-hour option to see Milan through the eyes of Leonardo da Vinci. Your walking tour will begin with an introduction to the four pillars of Leonardo’s virtuosity: painting, architecture, sculpture, and engineering, as you will see the 19th century Leonardo Monument by Pietro Magni outside the famous La Scala Opera House. Your Private Guide will explain the symbolism behind the statues of da Vinci and his pupils and tell you about the legacy left behind by this renowned painter, engineer and innovator. Wandering around Milan, you will discover many traces of Leonardo’s genius. Did you know that he solved some of the engineering problems that occurred during the construction of Duomo di Milano? Or that the beautiful frescoes in Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, also known as the Sistine Chapel of Milan, were painted by Leonardo’s students? The tour will end in front of Santa Maria delle Grazie, home to original The Last Supper. Nearby are the restored da Vinci vineyards, where you can order a glass of original Leonardo wine (at your own expense). Choose the 3,5-hour option to see Leonardo’s works in the Ambrosian Library (Pinacoteca Ambrosiana). This extended tour includes skip-the-line tickets to this secret gem of Milan. The Ambrosian Library displays a rotating selection of drawings from Leonardo’s notebook Codex Atlanticus along with his original drawings, writings, doodles and designs. It is a rare chance to learn about his interest in mathematics, weaponry, flight, botany and musical instruments. This beautiful library also houses several disputed Leonardos, such as Portrait of Isabella d'Este, as well as works by masters like Caravaggio, Raphael and Titian. Choose the 4,5-hour option to learn more about da Vinci with a guided tour of the Leonardo3 Museum. With skip-the-line tickets you can save time and go in without waiting at the ticket office. Enjoy the interactive exhibits of working models of Leonardo’s machines and inventions, and admire the digital restorations of his paintings and drawings. It will be a fun and educational experience for both adults and children!

Includes

Leonardo Da Vinci Tour of Milan’s Old Town, Ambrosian Library and Leonardo3 Museum (number of attractions depends on the option selected) 5-Star Expert Guide who is fluent in the language of your choice Historical facts and myths about Leonardo da Vinci and Renaissance Italy Skip-the-line tickets to the Ambrosian Library (only in 3,5 and 4,5-hour options) Skip-the-line tickets to the Leonardo3 Museum (only in 4,5-hour option)

Important Information

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information. Please note that the number of attractions depends on the selected option. The Ambrosian Library and Leonardo Museum are not included in the basic 2-hour tour. Admission to San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore and Santa Maria delle Grazie is free but limited during scheduled events, including mass. These churches can be visited independently, without a guide. Tickets to The Last Supper are not included in this tour. Skip-the-line tickets to the Ambrosian Library grant you immediate entry at your booked time, without waiting in line at the ticket office. There are mandatory security checks. Headsets will be provided for groups larger than 15 people. Skip-the-line tickets to the Leonardo Museum allow you to enter faster without purchasing tickets on the spot, but you may have to wait in line for ticket validation and security checks. Headsets will be provided for groups larger than 10 people.

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