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Get a peek at the largest collection of Leonardo da Vinci's personal notes and sketches, pages from the the Codex Atlanticus, exhibited at the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana in Milan. This admission ticket gets you in to see the Codex exhibit, the library where the entire 1,000-page Codex is stored, and the museum's permanent collection of paintings by masters such as Carvaggio and Raphael.


  • Pinacoteca Ambrosiana open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm
  • Complimentary admission for wheelchair users, not all galleries are accessible
  • Last daily entry at 5pm
  • Suggested to give yourself 1.5 hours for a self-guided tour

What You Can Expect

Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus Admission in Milan

Bee amazed by Caravaggio's iconic Basket of fruit

Find your way to the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, located just 5 minutes walking distance from the Piazza Duomo in Milan. 

Proceed inside with your general admission ticket, which gives you access to the Codex Atlanticus exhibit, as well as the museum's permanent collection. Get an intimate look inside the inner workings of master artist Leonardo da Vinci's mind through viewing pages from his personal notebook, filled with notes and sketches from the period between 1478 and 1519. The entire notebook is more than 1,000 pages long and resides in the museum's library. The pages on display are rotated regularly. 

See paintings from other legendary masters, such as Botticelli’s Madonna del Padiglione, Titian’s Adoration of the Magi, Raphael’s Cartoon for the School of Athens and Caravaggio’s Basket of Fruit.

Customer Reviews

joseph f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

' 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.

Nancy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was exceptional and amazing. Enjoyed it and learned a lot.

Nancy, Jane, and Debra from Tulsa, OK USA

PATRICK C United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Beautiful buildings and fascinating exhibitions. Close to many other Milan sites.

Ervin Õ

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015


Harry D B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

A remarkable exhibit spread over two venues...easy to walk. We were humbled by the genius.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Self directed tour but staff were most helpful and we got to see a lot of art without the crowds.

Tammie P USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

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!

Grace-Edward G

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

A great tour. Short but great experience - got to a lot in a short time.

Robert S

4 star rating: Recommended April 2015

Leonardo never ceases to inspire

Deborah K

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

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