Leonardo da Vinci was a meticulous note-taker, giving us an intimate look at the mind of a master with the pages of his Codex Atlanticus. The entire collection consists of a dozen volumes and more than 1,000 pages spanning more than 40 years, a selection of which is on display in the Sala Federiciana, the ancient reading room of the Ambrosiana Library, now included in the museum’s tour.
Codex pages on display are changed every few months. The Ambrosiana is also a Pinacoteca, an art gallery, and you can see both the Codex exhibit along with other paintings by great masters, such as Caravaggio’s iconic Basket of Fruit, Raphael’s Cartoon for the School of Athens, Titian’s Adoration of the Magi, and Botticelli’s Madonna del Padiglione. Give yourself about 1.5 hours to visit this exhibit.
' A THRILL We were fascinated by da VINCI'S mind and abundant works . Plus the Bramante and the
Pinacoteca were perfect settings and wonderous themselves.
This tour was exceptional and amazing. Enjoyed it and learned a lot.
Nancy, Jane, and Debra from Tulsa, OK USA
PATRICK C United Kingdom
Beautiful buildings and fascinating exhibitions. Close to many other Milan sites.
A remarkable exhibit spread over two venues...easy to walk. We were humbled by the genius.
Self directed tour but staff were most helpful and we got to see a lot of art without the crowds.
Tammie P USA
Despite it being rushed for me and my mom, (on our end) I saw the whole museum in less than two hours. We had walked to the museum, and was a little confusing trying to find the actual da Vinci site. We had found the back of the building first then we had to walk around to the actual front finally locating entrance. I bought an audio with headset for about 3 euros, and they give you a Samsung phone which tells you about each room. The paintings are gorgeous, and the place is pretty big. Bring comfy shoes, and a backpack if you're carrying water and such for all the tours. A sweater would be good just in case. Thank you!
A great tour. Short but great experience - got to a lot in a short time.
Leonardo never ceases to inspire
This tour was amazing!
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