The best time to cycle around the centre of Milan, and feel as though you own the city, is most definitely on Sunday mornings.
And, if you want to combine exercise with culture, we can offer you a great itinerary around the city that follows in Leonardo’s footsteps.
Leonardo da Vinci spent almost twenty-five years of his life in Milan, initially at the Sforza court (1482-1499) and, starting from 1508, at the service of his patron Louis XII, the French king.
Indeed, many of his most famous works are from this Milanese period comprising: the ‘Vergine delle Rocce’ (Virgin of the Rocks) - for whose background, according to some, Leonardo would have drawn inspiration from the Tre Corni dell’Adda , rock structure in the river Adda - ‘Il ritratto di musico’ (The Portrait of a Musician) and, of course, his renowned masterpiece ‘L’Ultima Cena’ (Last Supper) in the refectory of the Dominican convent of the Santa Maria delle Grazie church.
If you want to visit the Last Supper, please don't forget to book your visit in advance.
But let's jump on the saddle now and follow the Milanese footsteps of this quintessential Renaissance man and one of the most eclectic geniuses in the history of mankind. Leonardo never ceased to amaze with his extraordinarily futuristic inventions, his incomparable paintings and his plethora of fascinating observations on natural phenomena, art and science that made him a true precursor in the most diverse fields of the arts and sciences.