In the Footsteps of Leonardo

As a participant of this walking tour, you'll get priority access to both the Codex Atlanticus and the Last Supper - no waiting in line!

Overview

Available from April to October, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, in English.

Times: 16:00; duration: 3 hours

Departure: Pinacoteca Ambrosiana Entrance

Children under 4 years old free.

Includes:

  • Guide
  • Visit to “The Last Supper” and Codex Atlanticus Exhibition at Santa Maria delle Grazie Church.

Not included: tips and personal extras.

For groups over 12 people, headsets will be used.

Tour from 2 to 50 persons.

Cancellation policy: No penalties for bookings canceled at least 2 working days before date of tour. 100% penalty for cancellation within 2 working days, no-show or late arrival on departure.

Overview

An opportunity to discover the artistic side of Leonardo da Vinci admiring his Milanese works: the decoration of "Sala delle Asse" in the Sforza Castle and the famous painting "The Last Supper" next to Santa Maria delle Grazie church. You will also visit the temporary exhibition of the Atlantic Codex, a collection of scientific drawings by Leonardo that will let you appreciate also his technical skills.

In the Footsteps of Leonardo

Experience the great artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci through his Milanese works!

Your tour begins with the Sala di Leonardo and the Codex Atlanticus, the most extensive collection of Leonardo’s manuscripts. It contains Leonardo's contributions to mechanics, mathematics, history, botany, geography, physics, chemistry and architecture, as well as the master's drawings of war devices, underwater and flying machines, tools, architecture and urban design projects. You'll also see the master's treatises on theoretical and technical principles of painting, sculpture, optics and perspective. Included are also Leonardo's fables, tales, and philosophic meditations.

You will then continue to the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, where you will admire The Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, known in Italian as the Cenacolo. It is located in the refectory of the 15th century church and has earned a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Extensive measures have been taken to renovate and protect the Cenacolo. To ensure that the fresco is kept at room temperature, admission has been restricted to a maximum of 25 visitors at any one time since the 1999 reopening. As a participant of this walking tour, you'll get priority access and won't have to wait in line!

PROGRAM:

4.00pm: Departure from Pinacoteca Ambrosiana (Subway stops MM1 Codusio and MM1 Duomo – MM3 Duomo)

Introduction to Da Vinci’s life and works and visit of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana (Leonardo paintings and Codex Atlanticus)

5.00pm: Walk to Santa Maria delle Grazie church and Visit of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper

7.00pm: Tour ends at Santa Maria delle Grazie church

Cancellation Policy

  • Once a confirmation code has been assigned to the reservation we can refund the cost of unused tickets minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee) up to 2 business days before the visit.
  • No refund is possible for a cancellation less than 48 hours before the visit, and for no-shows.

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