At Art Discoveries Milano we believe that guiding is an extraordinary job because it offers the unique opportunity to show with love what we love. We also believe that guides must be professionals and possess not only the deep rooted knowledge, the skills, the expertise, but also the necessary legal recognition to conduct tours.
My name is Andrea and since the mid 1990’s I have been guiding professionally in Milano & Lake Como area. The idea of setting up a web service providing guided tours in Milano, the city where I have lived since childhood, has been lingering in the back of my mind for a long while, but it was only a few years ago that it started taking shape, turning into something real. Art Discoveries Milano summarizes perfectly what I wanted to put together: my love for Art, the thrill of making new discoveries and sharing them with others and... Milan or Milano, as we call here the capital of Lombardy, the frenzy city that people usually associate with Fashion, Design, Business, Music but not as much as it would deserve with artistic beauty. The starting point – at this stage - could only be the city’s most precious gem: Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, an iconic painting that was executed here in the late 15th century by the most ingenious artist ever born on earth. But Milan, although lucky to house this Unesco World’s Heritage Site, can boast an incredibly large number of Art treasures that represent the unexpected side of the busiest and most dynamic Italian city. Art Discoveries Milano wants to share with you that hidden side and help you to gather a scrap book of wonderful memories to flip through with pleasure once you have returned back home.
Cate Blanchett al Cenacolo Vinciano
In Milan to launch Armani’s new perfume, glamorous Cate Blanchett did not want to miss Leonardo’s Last Supper. It wasn’t her first visit to the former Dominican refectory that houses the masterpiece, but even for a celebrity it’s hard to resist such a captivating work of art. Despite her busy schedule there was still time for a quick pose at the museum’s exit. Thank you, Cate, it was a great pleasure to be your guide!
Jessica Chastain al Cenacolo Vinciano
During a brief stop In Milan, beatutiful but easy-going-and-down-to-earth Californian actress, Jessica Chastain, was happy to see once more - this time with a private guided tour - Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, a masterpiece that is celebrated worldwide since the late 15th century. At the end of the tour a picture together in front of the high definition poster that reproduces the painting.