Explore a long-closed crypt beneath the Piazza San Sepolcro with admission to the Crypt of Leonardo and San Sepolcro Church. Take in columns, frescoes, and white stone floors that fascinated Leonardo da Vinci and see a 14th-century sarcophagus painted with images of the resurrection. Step back into the early history of Milan, when a Roman forum gave way to exquisite Christian art and architecture.
Make your way to the heart of Milan to explore a pair of historic landmarks—the Piazza San Sepolcro is easy walking distance from Piazza del Duomo in a neighborhood that’s overflowing with churches, restaurants and shops. Enjoy the flexibility to explore the church and crypt on your own, with plenty of time to see the things that interest you most. Go beyond the 19th-century neo-Romanesque façade of San Sepolcro Church to discover traces of the original 11th-century construction, and learn why Leonardo da Vinci chose to place the church at the center of his beautifully-drawn map of Milan. Descend below street level into the crypt, which has been closed to the public for 50 years. Walk a Verona stone floor that was salvaged from the 4th-century Roman Forum, see a replica of Christ’s tomb, and follow the stories of biblical saints in still-vivid frescoes. The crypt and church are open every day from noon until 8 pm; entrance is located at Piazza San Sepolcro on the back side of Ambrosiana Gallery.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Sep 2018
This is a real hidden gem in the heart of Milan. It was great to book my ticket through Viator and just show up with the voucher. The crypt itself is very quiet with few visitors though I felt that I could have stayed for hours watching the light and admiring the architecture. Well worth a visit!
This was literally impossible to find. My friend and I asked multiple people, including the Milan Tourism Office and Milan Welcome Center, and were unable to find it until two hours of walking. The tour is located behind the ambrosiana gallery, though they did not say that on the tickets or instructions. Once we found it, it was definitely not worth the effort. Skip this and see Leonardo's Vineyards instead!
I didn't feel the experience was worth the money I paid. Nothing to do with Leonardo except that he sketched the floorplan of the church. There is a replica of the Shroud of Turin, and a crypt. The explanations are very good. Students of this branch of history would find it of interest.
A bit hard to find, but well worth it if you are interested in ruins and ancient things. Steep circular steps and they give you an audio headset in your language. It is self guided. Yes - it's a crypt and old, musty, dank a bit but well worth it. I had a bit of confusion with the audio - I wasn't where it was talking about things - but I think it was because I was wandering around just looking at ancient frescos, partly disintegrated and marvelling that anything still existed.