Leonardo’s footsteps walking tour
A 1 up to 3 hours Renaissance focused tour
From the Sforza Castle to the Renaissance treasures of Ambrosiana Art Gallery and Brera Art Gallery, and in the footsteps of Leonardo with an expert art historian to guide you.
Leonardo at the Sforza Castle
In the shifting mosaic of states that composed the Italian peninsula during the Renaissance age, Milan was among the largest and most wealthy cities. Under the rule of the Sforza house, it was made modern and beautiful, starting with the construction of a new castle, built on the remains of the former Visconti’s fortress. It is here that later duke Ludovico il Moro kept Leonardo busy painting and inventing elaborate sets for public ceremonies as well as the unusual yet mysterious mulberry-tree ceiling at the Sala delle Asse.
Leonardo’s Last Supper and Santa Maria delle Grazie
A complete Renaissance tour should include the access to Leonardo’s masterpiece. Have a look at our Last Supper tour to book it.
Also, according to the opening times, a visit to the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, adjacent to the refectory painted by Leonardo and part of the same Dominican convent, is a must-see.
More from Leonardo – Ambrosiana Art Gallery
Leonardo’s Last Supper surely is the most famous and admired work from the great master, but Milan was lucky enough to benefit from his presence and work for more than 20 years… Other precious testimonies of his work are to be found at the Ambrosiana Art Gallery. In the quiet rooms of this extraordinary museum, curiously overlooked by mass tourism, Leonardo’s Portrait of a musician is host, together with the pages of its Codex Atlanticus, containing drawings on scientific and technical subjects.
As well as Leonardo’s work, Ambrosiana Art Gallery is also house to Caravaggio’s Fruit Basket, Titian’s Adoration of the Magi, Botticelli’s Madonna and Child, and the preparatory cartoon for The school of Athens by Raffaello. A real immersion into Renaissance.
Apart from Leonardo – Brera Art Gallery
Beside Leonardo’s work, when it comes to Renaissance, Milan has a lot to offer. Brera Art Gallery is simply one of the most outstanding art galleries in the world, and it will open the views onto the amazing Renaissance works of Piero della Francesca, Bellini, Mantegna, Raffaello and Caravaggio, just to quote a few, filling the Renaissance panorama with the best artworks in the city.
Personalise your Leonardo’s footsteps walking tour
Just write to us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at +39.339.7807759, we will be happy to suggest you more Milanese Renaissance sights and create your tailor-made tour.
Acànto tours are available in Italian, English, Russian, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, German, and others languages upon request.