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The Brera Art Gallery

  The Montefeltro Altarpiece - Piero della Francesca

The Montefeltro Altarpiece - Piero della Francesca

In an ancient Palace, see since the XIII century of the monastic order of the “Umiliati”, is one of Italy’s most renowned national museums. The Art Gallery of Brera was inaugurated in 1809 by Napoleon Bonaparte as a public museum. Although Brera does not boast any work by Leonardo da Vinci there is a vast section dedicated to his followers: Cesare da Sesto, Andrea Solario, Ambrogio de’ Predis, Bernardino Luini. But Brera is an extraordinary shrine of art treasures that displays the best of Italian Renaissance: Andrea Mantegna's "Dead Christ" along with Piero della Francesca's "Pala da Montefeltro"  Among the masterpieces on display works by Andrea Mantegna, Giovanni Bellini's "Pietà", Raphael's "Wedding of the Virgin", Caravaggio's "Supper at Emmaus" are just a few of the iconic masterpieces to be admired.  But Brera has a wide range of paintings from the XIV through the XIX century.

How to get there: subway (line 2 Lanza- Line 3 Montenapoleone). /Opening hours: 8.30 am – 7.15 pm (last admittance: 6.30 pm). /Admission charge.

The Ambrosiana Art Gallery

Leonardo's "Portrait of a Musician" - The Ambrosiana Art Gallery

The Ambrosiana Art Gallery features the portrait of Franchino Gaffurio, Milan Cathedral choirmaster, a masterpiece on wood by Leonardo da Vinci that innovates traditional portraiture with its three quarter pose.  Currently on display studies and sketches from Leonardo’s "Codex Atlanticus"  /Where: piazza Pio XI, 2. /Opening hours: Tue/Sun from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (closed on Mondays). /How to get there: tram 16 or subway (Cordusio nearest station). /Admission charge.

Il Cavallo di Leonardo

Leonardo's Horse  - sketches for Francesco Sforza's equestrian monument 

Leonardo’s Horse, an 8 metre (24 feet) silicon and bronze statue greatly inspired by Leonardo's sketches.  The Florentine’s master greatest and unaccomplished challenge was to cast a gigantic equestrian monument celebrating duke Francesco Sforza. Five centuries after  his dream was fulfilled by the Carles Dent Foundation. /Where: in front of Horse Race Track, Piazzale dello Sport, 16./ Opening hours: 9.00 am 5.30 pm (closed on Monday)/ How to get there: bus 78, tram 16; subway (Lotto nearest station). 

Il Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia - Leonardo da Vinci

The National Museum of Science &Technology - Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo’s Gallery at the National Museum of Science & Technology features an ample collection of machine models based on his original drawings Where: Via S. Vittore, 21 Opening hours: Tues/Fri: 9.30 am – 5.00 pm; Sat/Sun: 09.30 am – 6.30 pm How to get there: bus 54 or 50 by subway (S. Ambrogio nearest station). /Entrance fee.

I Navigli

The Canal District

Although Leonardo da Vinci did not conceive the canals that can be traced back as far as the XII century he certainly did, as an hydraulics engineer, improve the waterway and the lock system in Milan. Where: Navigli area. /Opening hours: always. /How to get there: tram 2- 3 - 19, subway (Porta Genova nearest station).

The Hall of Wooden Boards

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