The best time to cycle around downtown Milano, and feel as though you own the city, is definitely on Sunday mornings.
If you wish to combine exercise and culture, we can offer 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 new patron Louis XII, the French king.
Indeed, many of his most famous works are from his time in Milano, including the Virgin of the Rocks (Leonardo, according to some, drew inspiration for its background from Tre Corni dell’Adda, a rock structure by the Adda river), The Portrait of a Musician and, of course, his world-famous masterpiece: The Last Supper, in the refectory of the Dominican convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
If you wish to visit the Last Supper, please don't forget to book your visit in advance.
But let us pick up our bicycles now and follow the Milanese footsteps of this quintessential Renaissance man, 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 wealth 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.