Leonardo Da Vinci Celebrations
Year 2019 sees the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci and Milan, the city where he spent arguably his most creative and dynamic years, is planning various celebrations.
When you think about Leonardo da Vinci, the mind immediately runs to Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance where Leonardo has expressed
his art and his genius to the maximum; one of his most important masterpieces, however, the Last Supper, is located in Milan in the Church
of Santa Maria delle Grazie.Leonardo has worked in the Lombard capital for almost twenty years, and for this reason the city is full of hidden and unexpected corners that
tell his story.
The events are some way off but have just been previewed at Milan’s Castell Sforzesco, the heart of the events planned across the city. The fortress kicks things off on the 2nd of May 2019 with an exhibition – in the specially reopened ‘Sala delle Asse‘ – focused on the ‘Monochrome’ work, recently restored. Also in the Castello are two other exhibitions, firstly the multimedia ‘Milan of Leonardo’ in the ‘Sala delle Armi‘, an exhibition recreating the city of his times, and secondly ‘Leonardo e la Sala delle Asse tra natura, arte e scienza‘, an exhibition of assorted designs by the maestro and his followers that highlights the artistic relationship with Tuscany.
The Adda river
If this itinerary in Milan has made you curious and you want to learn more about the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci, here is a last stop designed for adventurous people. We move in fact just outside Milan, exactly in Paderno d’Adda where the river Adda flows; in this stretch of river you can visit the places where Leonardo studied the rapids to find a way to transport the building materials by water despite that stretch was not navigable. If then, while you admire the sluices and the canals of the Paderno canal – built precisely on the basis of his studies -, you seem to be immersed in a familiar nature, it’s because Leonardo took inspiration from the landscapes of the Adda for the backgrounds of his famous paintings Virgin of the Rocks and Gioconda.
Reaching Milan from Casa San Giorgio is very easy and convenient, there are different opportunities:
Car, Train, Bus really simple and for every need...
See you @Casa San Giorgio in 2019