Exterior of the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, made of white and red brick, during a sunny day
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The best Leonardo da Vinci exhibitions

July 03, 2019

Having lived in Milan for many years, it’s fitting that the city is celebrating the visionary thinking and creative genius of Leonardo da Vinci with a series of major exhibitions.

Castello Sforzesco

Having recently reopened in time for the anniversary, Sala delle Asse reveals a lost, nature-inspired Leonardo da Vinci tromp l’oeil created for the Duke of Milan, Ludovico Il Moro. There’s also a selection of other artworks that were revealed during the recent restoration works.

Leonardo and the Sala delle Asse
Until January 12, 2020

Castello Sforzesco
The exterior of a building made of beige bricks and windows reflecting the blue of the sky

Museo del Novecento

This exhibition pays tribute to da Vinci via the work of Atlantico by Ettore Favini and Giardino Abusivo by Eugenio Tibaldi. Inspired by the Renaissance master, these contemporary works take a fresh approach to his ideas, drawing on the themes of both nature and technology.

After Leonardo
Until January 12, 2020

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

Gain great insights into the different drawing methods that Da Vinci introduced to Milan and learn about his interest in both architecture and science, via a series of four different exhibitions hosted over the year.

Leonardo and His School in the Ambrosiana’s Collections
Until January 2020

Interior courtyard of the Ambrosian Library (beige colors) in a sunny day
Imposing grey marble stairs, with a red carpet

Palazzo Reale

A stunning tapestry was created between 1505 and 1510 as one of the first copies of Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’. It remains the property of the Vatican Museum but, having been recently restored, it will be on display at Milan’s Palazzo Reale for visitors to appreciate its exquisitely intricate work.

Leonardo’s Last Supper for Francis I: A masterpiece in Silk and Silver
October 7 – November 17, 2019

During this special 500th anniversary year, we invite you to stay with us at Hotel Principe di Savoia and discover the many exhibitions paying tribute to the great Leonardo da Vinci.

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