Leonardo 500: events in September

One year of events to celebrate 500 years since the death of Leonardo da Vinci

Various locations

Here you can find all the events that are part of the Leonardo 500 programme that will take place during the month of September 2019.



Castello Sforzesco, Museo d’Arte Antica, Sala delle Asse

Leonardo’s Sala delle Asse is once again open to visitors after the removal of scaffoldings that were used for the restoration works. A catwalk offers a close view of the so-called Monochrome and of the preparatory drawings that have surfaced on the walls. A multimedia installation guides visitors through the interpretation of the grandiose work conceived to celebrate Ludovico il Moro.


16 May 2019 – 12 January 2020


Castello Sforzesco, Museo d’Arte Antica, Sala delle Armi

A virtual tour guides the visitor along places associated with Leonardo in Milan, underscoring, after five centuries, the social composition and the aspect of urban spaces, palaces, gardens and sacred buildings. A georeferenced visual map allows to identify what has survived of those places.


16 May 2019 – 12 January 2020



The temporary exhibition “Leonardo Da Vinci Parade” - curated and developed by the Museum – comprises a large selection of fascinating models built in the 1950s through the interpretation of Leonardesque drawings and frescoes by sixteenth-century Lombard artists, granted for storage in 1952 by the Pinacoteca di Brera, directed at the time by Fernanda Wittgens. The Museum celebrates its origins by evocatively exhibiting the two collections with which it opened to the public on February 15th, 1953. Next to the machines there are recently restored plaster and terracotta models of military and civil architectures - many of which have not been on display for years. On two great walls, the torn frescos from Brera evoke the racks from the museum storage, by creating a suggestive collection of paintings where they are shown according to their place of origin, such as churches or no longer existing buildings in Milan. Among the painters, Bernardino Luini and his school play a fundamental role, as one of the most successful authors in early 1500s Lombardy. The exhibition is an unusual combination of art and science in an unprecedented show which touches Da Vinci’s numerous fields of interest and studies through the worldwide renown historic collection of the Museum.

“Leonardo Da Vinci Parade” is the first initiative – both at national and international level – created in the frame of the celebrations for the 500 years from Leonardo da Vinci’s death (1519-2019) in the program of events “Milan and the inheritance of Leonardo 1519-2019”, presented by the Comune di Milano. The exhibition was created in cooperation with the Pinacoteca di Brera and with the support of Fondazione Cariplo.


Until 27 October 2019


Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

These exhibitions explore various aspects of Leonardo’s art and the art of his entourage, such as the different drawing techniques the artist introduced in Milano, the engineering architectural and scientific studies, and the artistic activity during the French years.


Here is the schedule of events:


Leonardo and the secrets of the Codex Atlanticus

First part till March 17th 2019, second part March 19th – June 16th 2019


Leonardo in France. Sheets from the French years of the Codex

From June 18th till September 15th 2019


Leonardo and his legacy: the artists and the techniques. Drawings from the Ambrosiana collection

From September 17th 2019 till January 12th 2020

i.lab Leonardo

Interactive laboratory at Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

At the Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia (Science and Technology Museum) an interactive laboratory is dedicated to Leonardo. In the new i.lab visitors can discover Leonardo as an artist who loved experimenting as well as an engineer dealing with the construction sites of the Renaissance. Exploring first hand how Leonardo worked might stimulate everyone to find new ways of acting and thinking.


Permanent activity at the Museum


Chiesa di San Michele del Dosso via Lanzone 53, Milano

Celebrating Leonardo da Vinci’s 500th anniversary, the Fondazione Orsoline di San Carlo is presenting to the public La Vergine delle rocce del Borghetto by Francesco Melzi.


30 January - 31 December 2019

Mon - Fri: 16:30 / 17:30
Sat: 10:00 / 11:30 - 15:00 / 17:30
Sun: 15:00 / 17:30

Fee payment. Reservation is compulsory


MIC – Museo Interattivo del Cinema, Gallerie d’Italia and chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie

A cinema festival, an exhibition and a series of meetings with free admission to let the Last Supper “out” of its conservation place, allow people to know it better and check its influence along the years.
The festival hosted in several venues consists of about ten films (documentaries on the restoration, famous films citing the iconography of the masterpiece and precious archive films of which one copy only exists). The exhibition, starting in May 2019, is hosted in the spaces of the Museo del Cenacolo Vinciano and tells the story of how the museum evolved and the thrilling story the frescoed wall, from the aerial bombing of 1943 to the big restoration campaigns of the 20th Century. To finish off, a series of four encounters and a day of study on the Last Supper and its restoration on the background of 20th-Century Milan.


Free admission


From March 3rd to December 8th, 2019. Complete programme on the website

LA MISURA DEL PARADISO. Leonardo alla corte del Moro

Docufilm by Fondazione Milano - Civica Scuola di Cinema L. Visconti

Leonardo five hundred years later. Thousands of pages have been written about him as an artist, an engineer and a scientist. There is yet a lesser known part of his artistic activity. The documentary wishes to tell the story of Leonardo as an entertainer: a musician, a scenographer, a costume designer for parties, tournaments and banquets at the Milanese court.

Leonardo horse project


Leonardo's Horse, a bronze statue created by Nina Akamu on drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and kept at the Snai San Siro Racetrack, is the protagonist of an important promotion project: the Leonardo Horse Project.

The inauguration, on April 10th, unveils the 13 scale reproductions of the Horse, interpreted by a pool of internationally renowned artists and designers according to their own style. The Design Horses, exhibited at the Racecourse during the Design Week, will then peacefully invade the City of Milano until  the end of October, placed in different locations linked to the history of the Genius Engineer. An increased reality App accompanies the public to discover the statue and the works, in an experiential and immersive journey, rich in content.

An anthological exhibition, in collaboration with the Museo della Battaglia e di Anghiari, dedicated to the studies that Leonardo carried out on the equestrian figure will also be happening at the Racecourse.


10 April - 9 November 2019

DownloadLeonardo horse project - pdf 1.81 MB

After Leonardo. Installations by Ettore Favini and Eugenio Tibaldi

Museo del Novecento

The Museo del Novecento collection will be enriched in 2019 by two contemporary works of art dedicated to Leonardo. Ettore Favini and Eugenio Tibaldi are the winners of the 2018 contest for an original production inspired by the Master. The installation Atlantico by Favini has as topic the fog and will be on display at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna. Giardino Abusivo (Unauthorized Garden) by Tibaldi is a site-specific work where natural elements like plants bring a reflection on consumption in contemporary society. It will be on set up at the Museo di Storia Naturale.

19 September 2019 – 12 January 2020


Palazzo Reale, Conference room, piazza Duomo 14

Conversazioni d’Arte (Conversations on Art) is back with a journey to the discovery of Leonardo’s masterpieces hosted in Milan or created for the city. From the arts to science and technology, from his relationship with major patrons to hand-on experiments, six encounters at Palazzo Reale from May to October to enter Leonardo’s world.


Thursday, May 16th: LEONARDO & I POTENTI (Leonardo and the Mighty) with Pietro Cesare Marani
Wednesday, June 5th: LEONARDO & LE MACCHINE (Leonardo and the Machines) with Antonio Calabrò
Thursday, July 4th: LEONARDO & LA CORTE (Leonardo and the Court) with Francesca Tasso
Thursday August 1st: LEONARDO & IL DENARO (Leonardo and Money) with Marco Carminati
Wednesday September 11th: LEONARDO & LE LETTERE (Leonardo and Culture) with Stefano Zuffi
Wednesday, October 9th: LEONARDO & LA LUNA (Leonardo and the Moon) with Paolo Galluzzi


Castello di Vigevano – Scuderie del Castello, Piazza Ducale 20, Vigevano (PV)

Leonardo made his most significant studies and drawings on anatomy in Lombardy, between Milan and Pavia, and he intended to represent in ‘figure’ the entire structure of the human body. One of his forerunners was Guido da Vigevano, the author of  the essay Anothomia designata per figuras (1345 c.).


18 May – 20 October 2019

Leonardo in Lombardia. Presentation of the itineraries about Leonardo in Lombardy

Sala degli Scarlioni - Castello Sforzesco

Multimedia presentation of Leonardo’s places in Lombardy:


  • Around the Naviglio Grande 
  • Leonardo between Brescia, the valleys around Brescia and the Orobic valleys 
  • The Lakes of Brianza, along the Adda river and the Martesana Canal
  • Leonardo between Lario, Valsassina and Valtellina
  • Leonardo and Isabella d’Este in Mantua and Cremona
  • Leonardo in Pavia
  • The pattern of the Vergine delle Rocce: the embroideries at the Sacro Monte in Varese
  • Leonardo in Vigevano


16 May 2019 - 12 January 2020


MUBA - Museo dei bambini Milano, via Enrico Besana 12

This activity invites to observe and explore the garden of the Rotonda di via Besana as Leonardo would do. Kids can make up a Codex of their own that they can use in all their future experiences in contact with nature.


5 May, 2 June, 1 September, 5-6 October 2019

Leonardo's Lombardy from above

Belvedere di Palazzo Lombardia

The Belvedere terrace of Palazzo Lombardia is exceptionally open to the public. On display are the model of a wing realized by the Science and Technology Museum after Leonardo’s sketches, and exhibitory panels about Leonardo’s life and work in Lombardy. The window decals will help visitors around and identify the main Leonardo-related places in Lombardy.


From 12 May to 22 December 2019 every Sunday


Events in several places of the F.A.I. network of Lombardy

Many events have been organized by the FAI (Italian Fund for the Environment) to celebrate Leonardo da Vinci in Lombardy. Following, the program until September 13th:


FAI Milan
May 30th 2019, 17:30 – Conference by prof. Marani
June 8th 2019 from 14.30 to 18.30 – Visits to Palazzo Carmagnola, Milan Leonardo e il salotto di Cecilia Gallerani


FAI Group for North West Milan 
June 12th 2019, 21.00 – concert with viola organista designed by Leonardo
June 19th 2019, 17.30 – Conference by prof. Marani La dama con l'ermellino e i ritratti milanesi di Leonardo (The Lady With an Ermine and Leonardo’s Milanese portraits ) 
June 23rd 2019, 10.00-17.00 Visits to Villa Gallerani


FAI Alta Brianza
June 9 th 2019, 16.30 – Conference by prof. Spiriti Leonardo, i Calchi e la Brianza: temi, personaggi, percorsi
June 15th 2019, 17.00 – Conference by prof. Tucci Dalla Luna di Leonardo alla Luna di Galileo
June 23 2019, 17.00 – Conference  by Arch. Elisabetta Ferrario Il Naviglio di Paderno d’Adda. Canale leonardesco.
June 29 2019, 10.00 – Visit, dott.ssa Gemma Soru Lungo Adda da Paderno a Imbersago, tra arte, scienza e tecnologia
September/October – Conference by prof Chiarella Sforza, Francesco Sardanelli, Daniele Gibelli, Carmelo Messina, Andrea Cozzi L’Anatomia di Leonardo. Un confronto fra arte, scienza e medicina.


FAI Bergamo
June 22 2019, 15.00, July 21 10.00 – Sulle tracce di Leonardo: Percorso a tappe a Villa d’Adda 


FAI Cremona
September 13 2019, 18.30  Conference by dott.ssa Maccabelli La lezione del Cenacolo leonardesco tra Cremona e Crema


FAI Monza
October 26 2019, 17.00 – Conference by dott. Alessio Francesco Palmieri Marinoni Leonardo, la moda e le acconciature femminili
November 9 2019, 17.00 – Conference by prof.ssa Francina Chiara L’universo tessile di Leonardo
November 23 2019, 17.00 – Conference by prof.ssa Chiara Maggioni Leonardo e il gioiello


FAI Vimercatese
October 20th, h. 15:00 – conference by Dr. Cristian Bonomi  Leonardo and the poetry of water, to follow, walking tour of Vaprio d’Adda


Palazzo Lombardia, Piazza città di Lombardia 1

An exhibition organised by Assolombarda, in partnership with Regione Lombardia, celebrating the relationship between Leonardo da Vinci and Ludovico Sforza through the medium of high-end firms in the Lombardia area. With a multimedia and experimental setup, visitors will be guided to discover new contemporary bonds between Genius and Entrepreneur. These are still to this day the basis of our country’s main business innovations.


9 July - 15 September 2019

Lucio Fontana. Hommage to Leonardo

Exhibition at Museo del Novecento

The exhibition is focused on the iconography of the horse, on the prancing horse and on the horse and rider, so frequent in 20th-century art. Starting from these topics, the aim is to create a parallel between a segment of the artistic research of Lucio Fontana, especially from the Thirties, with the work of Leonardo da Vinci. 


14 June – 15 September 2019

Dimore, luoghi e cronache al tempo di Leonardo in Lombardia. “Le dame, i cavalier, l’arme, gli amori…” Conferenze itineranti su alcuni aspetti delle famiglie e della vita sociale nelle città di Milano, Como e Lecco al tempo di Leonardo da Vinci

Series of conferences. Various locations

A series of conferences analyzing the society surrounding Leonardo and reliving stories of prominent people who were long obscured by the genius of Leonardo.


September 21st, 18.00, The Visconti Banquets told by the Sforza’s Historian, Bernardino Cairo by M. Montecchiari e M. Rossetto, Cascina Cotica

October 3rd, 18.00, Agricultural Production Techniques in the Milanese Lowlands in Leonardo’s Time: a presentation of Cascina Merlata’s Agricultural  produce by E. Roveda, Cascina Merlata

October 5th, 17.00, Master Martino da Como and Court Banquets, at the end of the conference delicatessen tasting with the recipes by Maestro Martino da Como, Biblioteca Civica di Niguarda 

October 12th, 17.00, Bernardino Corio (1459 – 1519): Historian and Biographer at the Sforza Court by A. Terreni, Biblioteca Civica di Niguarda.

October 14th 18.00, The King, the Lieutenant, the Engineer: Louis XII, Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, Leonardo and Milanese Fortifications by M. Viganò, “Weill Weiss” hall, Sforza Castle 

November 9th, 10.00, Bishop Guido Antonio Arcimboldi through his archive by C. Cenedella, Archivio di Stato di Milano

November 14th 18:00, Court Banquets and Cuisine at Leonardo’s Time, with Tastings from Master Martino’s Recipes by M. Rossetto, Istituto Enogastronomico Carlo Porta 



Il miracolo della cena

Show at Teatro Grassi

Sonia Bergamasco reads writings and notes by Fernanda Wittgens, historian and art critic, a headstrong woman who always put her love for the arts and her ethics and sense of civic duty first.
A fine scholar, the first woman to be Superintendent to the Milan Galleries and the first woman in Italy to win a selection for that position in 1940, Wittgens took part at once and with great energy in the safeguard of numerous Milanese monuments against the risks of war-caused damage.
Even Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper was protected from gunshots, explosions and miraculously avoided destruction: “The Last Supper is safe!“ she wrote in her notes after the bombings.


24 September 2019 19:30

25 September 2019 20:30

Intorno a Leonardo. Opere grafiche dalle collezioni milanesi

Castello Sforzesco, Museo d’Arte Antica, Sala dei Ducali

Through a selection of graphic works from the collections of the Sforza Castle and the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, this small, yet precious exhibition illustrates some successful themes connected with Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions. The focuses presented concern: the weaving of ropes and knots (a clear reference to the motif painted on the vault of the Sala delle Asse); horses and projects for equestrian monuments; studies of heads and the caricature.


11 September – 15 December 2019

Premio internazionale Leonardo da Vinci

Award ceremony

The City of Vigevano proposes an annual exclusive event, with the aim of highlighting the best national and international research papers dedicated to the genius of Leonardo da Vinci (monographs, exhibition catalogues, essays on journals, contributions in miscellaneous volumes). A high-profile jury of 5 will select the winners of the award.


Università di Milano-Bicocca + other locations

500 years after Leonardo’s death, the University of Milan-Bicocca is interested in dedicating a Summer School to the polyvalent inventor, in order to underline the importance that he had over the development of Milan as a European capital, and vice-versa the role that the city played for the strengthening of Leonardo’s creativity.


16 - 20 September 2019

Leonardo and "artificial" nature

Conference at Museo Diocesano Carlo Maria Martini, Piazza Sant’Eustorgio 3

A conference by art historian Stefano Zuffi on the relationship between Leonardo da Vinci and nature.


24 September 2019, 17.30

Io, Leonardo. Una serata esclusiva al Museo

Milano Movie Week. Museo Nazionale della Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

Sky Arte partecipa alla Milano Movie Week con l’anteprima del dietro le quinte del nuovo film d’arte Sky e Progetto Immagine, “Io, Leonardo”, in arrivo nelle sale italiane in autunno. All’evento speciale, organizzato in collaborazione con il Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia, parteciperà in apertura anche il protagonista del film Luca Argentero. Insieme al Making Of di “Io, Leonardo” verrà proiettata una selezione di documentari dedicati al maestro di Vinci a cura del canale Sky Arte.


L’apertura serale del Museo sarà arricchita da visite guidate gratuite alla mostra “Leonardo da Vinci Parade”.


Ingresso libero fino ad esaurimento posti, ultimo ingresso ore 21:00.


19 settembre 2019, dalle ore 18:00




Sale del Re - piazza della Scala (entrance from Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II)

Multimedia and interactive exhibition allowing to discover the genius of Leonardo through never-before-seen reconstructions of his machines and restorations of his paintings in a world premiere.


Until December 31st 2019


Exhibition at Castello Visconteo di Trezzo sull'Adda

30 models of machines designed by Leonardo and built full-size by craftsmen of wood with special attention to every single detail now on display, as well as some reproductions of paintings by the Artist, the Last Supper among them. 


March 2nd - October 27th 2019

BAM meets Aboca live. Noi, la natura e Leonardo

Activities for adults and children at the BAM Biblioteca degli Alberi e Fondazione Riccardo Catella, Via G. de Castillia 28

BAM Biblioteca degli Alberi and Aboca dedicate an entire day to the person of Leonardo, on the basis of shared values such as respect for the environment and people, innovation, sustainability, inclusion. Four activities are scheduled: laboratories for children; a conference by Stefano Mancuso and Fritjof Capra; a botanical tour from the Park to the Brera Botanical Garden (focused on “Leonardo's plants” living in the heart of the city); a treasure hunt for kids and families to discover the 100 botanical species of the Biblioteca degli Alberi.


28 settembre 2019 

Le macchine di Leonardo Da Vinci a Scalo Milano Outlet & More

Exhibition at Locate di Triulzi (MI) - Scalo Milano Outlet & More F-Hub - Sala Congressi - Via Milano 5

Four accurate reproductions of Leonardo Da Vinci’s most important machines (the parachute, the aerial screw, the flapping wing, the flying machine), to dive into an extraordinarily actual past. Meticulous reconstructions, entirely made in wood with non-industrial procedures.


29 September 2019



Exhibition at Villa Arconati-FAR, via Fametta 1 - Bollate (MI)

A tale in pictures which develops itself along the unexplored spaces of Villa Arconati-FAR, along a route where the visitor is central, in a dialogue with Leonardo and within the uniqueness of the Villa. The setting consists of three dark rooms, illuminated only by black light, thanks to a new printing technology with fluorescent toners.


From May 5th 2019 every Sunday


Villa Arconati-FAR, via Fametta 1 - Bollate (MI)

400 years later, Leonardo’s Codex Atlanticus is back at Villa Arconati-FAR. A journey between curiosity and imagination, an opportunity to meet the present and think about the future, putting Leonardo’s work alongside modern technology. Experts of the worlds of culture and science will bring more to it..


From May 5th 2019 every Sunday

Vaprio e la Valle dell’Adda: lo sguardo di Leonardo

Exhibition at Casa del Custode delle Acque, via Alzaia Sud 3, Vaprio d'Adda

An exhibition itinerary exploring the bond between Leonardo and the Adda river territory through the sketches and studies he realised there. Those precious sheets came back home after the Master's death thanks to Francesco Melzi, the beloved pupil to whom Leonardo left «tutti et ciaschaduno li libri» (each and everyone of the books). Of the numerous sketches that reached the present day  spread in the various Codexes, the most important for the area of Vaprio d’Adda, its surroundings and Leonardo's studies on water have been selected.


14 April -  29 September 2019


Street art in the NOLO-Via Padova area

Three permanently visible public art/street art interventions. Created by Associazione Atelier Spazio Xpò as good renovation practices, within an "urban" itinerary to important spots of the city loved by the Milanese, with Leonardo as the main character.


1) Via Mosso 4
2) BELL NETT, radio Nolo, Largo Fratelli Cervi corner Via Veniniu 
3) STREET ORT, via Esterle corner via Palmanova

Leonardo al Castello Sforzesco

Guided visits to the Sforza Castle Museums and its secret spaces

Guided visits to the Sforza Castle Museums and its secret spaces, and to its new multimedia installations. Acted visits, escape rooms, game tours and virtual reality, making the cultural memory of the Castle in Leonardo's days into a new cultural experience.


From 18 May to 15 September 2019


Mural at Ponte delle Milizie Alzaia Naviglio Grande

The artist Elisabetta Mastro wanted to pay her personal tribute to the great Renaissance inventor with one of her murals, in which his masterpiece (The Last Supper) is revisited in a new, personal interpretative key, with an essential trait, emphasis on colour and subtle play, segmented by infinite form-suggested nuances.


From 20 May 2019

Galleria Interattiva Leonardo in Adda

Exhibition and activities at Casa Custode delle Acque, via Alzaia sud 3 Vaprio d’Adda (MI)

In the prestigious setting of Casa del Custode delle Acque, three multimedia spaces to discover the link between Leonardo and the Adda river: Moti delle Acque, Teatro del Codice Atlantico, Trattato del Paesaggio.


Open on Sunday 30 June, 28 July, 25 August and 29 September 2019. Open on reservation every day


Digital painting. Il Tempietto Studio di Mataro da Vergato, Via Termopili 25

A work of digital painting, the result of a long creative and research process on the theme and the characters of The Last Supper. Visually started from the point indicated by Leonardo, at the very moment when Christ says “one of you will betray me”. The masterpiece portrays the emotional reaction of the different disciples, each one with his very own characteristics.


By appointment only until January 31st, 2020

Info: ilcenacolonudo@gmail.com +390291664476 – +393471658384

Ornitottero by Leonardo at Milano Malpensa

Installation at Aeroporto di Milano Malpensa, Terminal 1

Volandia-Parco e Museo del Volo in Somma Lombardo hosts a flying machine by Leonardo Da Vinci, the so-called “Ornitottero” with propulsion to arms. It is now on display inside the Malpensa Airport on behalf of the Società Esercizi Aeroportuali (SEA) to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the great Maestro’s death.


Until 8 January 2020

Spolvero. Il Cenacolo Rivelato

Art installation Fondazione Stelline – Galleria 1, Corso Magenta 61

The title “Spolvero” (Dust) is a tribute to what you never see, that still exists before the work. The art installation is thought to be enjoyed in the dark in order to disclose what is not visible, putting on the same footing people who can’t see and people who can. One side there is a sculpture of 2x4 metres of the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci made through the technique of Braille, the writing system used by people who are visually impaired. On the other side there is its correspondent constellation.  Every time you touch a point, you light up its luminous matching one on the opposite side together with the sound linked to the dialogue of The Last Supper.


From 13 September to 13 October 2019

Moti delle Acque (acque e immaginario urbano nel 500° leonardesco)

Exhibition at Acquario Civico - Viale Gadio, 2

A tribute to Leonardo’s artistic genius and the audacity of his studies on the dynamics of fluids observing the movement of water. This is where the theme proposed by the participating artists come from.


Until 8 September 2019

Fabriano Festival del Disegno

Artist ateliers, workshops ae Castello Sforzesco - Piazza Castello

An event created and produced by Fabriano to introduce both kids and adults to drawing. Laboratories, meetings, ateliers for all ages and skills, with the participation of great artists. The Festival will start from Milano to continue throughout Italy for a month.


14 - 15 September 2019

Leonardo Atlantico. Corrado Veneziano

Mostra alla Biblioteca Ambrosiana

La mostra si ispira esplicitamente al Codice Atlantico di Leonardo e raccoglie 30 opere a olio dell’artista Corrado Veneziano. Parole e disegni, frasi e schizzi sono evocati, ripresi ed estrapolati dalle pagine di Leonardo, dando vita a tele colorate di differenti dimensioni.


20 settembre - 6 ottobre 2019

Memorie della Leonardesca. Una mostra storica

Mostra al Politecnico di Milano | Archivi Storici - Via Candiani 72

Una rilettura critica dell'esposizione su Leonardo da Vinci realizzata al Palazzo dell’Arte di Milano nel 1939, primo importante passo di riflessione storiografica in merito al contributo dato dal Maestro ai molteplici ambiti del sapere.
Nella mostra infatti non ci sarà solo un percorso visivo riferito a quell’esposizione, attraverso ingrandimenti fotografici riferiti ad alcune sale e riproponendo la stessa dinamicità dell’allestimento del ’39, ma soprattutto una valutazione delle fasi preliminari e delle valutazioni critiche.

27 settembre - 8 novembre



An interactive guide in augmented reality

An augmented reality guide to accompany the tourist along the points of interest connected with Leonardo Da Vinci. Each place is linked to a video explaining his work, wrapping the user up in a unique experience.


May 1st - December 31st 2019


An activity to promote the territory via a web-app

A discovery experience of Leonardo and Milan in 25 stops, divided into five special itineraries. A free web-app will make it possible to access the text and photo contents and the five audio tracks narrated by Carlo Pastore, accompanying the different routes.


May 1st - December 31st 2019


Exhibition at Fabbrica del Vapore - La Cattedrale, Via C. Procaccini 4

In an extraordinary and picturesque scenario, a revolutionary and futuristic exhibition celebrating Leonardo da Vinci’s immense genius in a multisensorial language through augmented reality, holograms, immersive routes.


May 30th - September 22nd 2019


Treasure hunt in the city

Assolombarda is organizing a city treasure hunt with the aim of allowing the public – foreigners included – to know about the stories of the enterprises and intuitions that made Milan the city we all know. An itinerary through the city: cultural, touristic, historical, food-and-wine, naturalistic, panoramic and exclusive stops, to discover the places connected to Leonardo da Vinci.


13 September 2019


Interactive application to the Sforzesco Castle in Piazza Castello


An interactive application, free of charge, which offers visitors to the Civic Museums of Castello Sforzesco a new way to visit the sale, the interactive edutainment experience, or a short film able to interact with the visitor's actions and modify accordingly.


since 9 september 2019 

Sulle tracce di Leonardo


This documentary by MemoMI, a web TV focused on the history of Milan, follows the tracks Leonardo da Vinci left in the city in almost 20 years. The Last Supper, the Sala delle Asse, the Codex Atlanticus and the “Ritratto di Musico” (“Portrait of a Musician”) in particular.


Paradiso 1490

Show at Castello Sforzesco

An event narrating an unknown aspect of Leonardo: showman and scenographer. Isabella d’Aragona and Gian Galeazzo Sforza get married in a unique location: the “Castello Sforzesco” and above all with an exceptional wedding planner: Leonardo Da Vinci. The audience is immersed in XIV century-style party which merges choreographies, games of light, projections and music.


25 September 2019

Il volo di Leonardo a Scalo Milano Outlet & More

Play at Locate di Triulzi (MI) - Scalo Milano Outlet & More F-Hub - Sala Congressi - Via Milano 5

A play written and directed by Michele Visione, representing a timeless journey to the discovery of Leonardo’s achievements, inventions and his science (costumes, projections, never before released music and dances). All in simple language, to attract kids and adults, experts and amateurs.


29 September 2019



Tour of Milan in a vintage Fiat 500 vehicle - Start: via Bagutta, corner piazza san Babila, Milan

Two itineraries to discover Leonardo’s surroundings in Milan aboard the historical Fiat 500 town car with a tour operator driving you around: from the Science and Technology Museum to Santa Maria delle Grazie, from the Sforza Castle to the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, passing by Palazzo Litta, Piazza Duomo, Piazza della Scala and the State Archive at Palazzo del Senato/Archivio di Stato.


Until December 31st 2019

Milano creativa ON THE TRACKS OF LEONARDO 500

An itinerary by bike Meeting point: Piazza IV Novembre, 5 Milano

A Bike tour dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci, 500 years since his death. An itinerary to discover places in Milan where Leonardo lived and worked during the years he spent in our city.


March 31st - September 29th 2019


Biketour Bergamo, Lecco, Milano

A bicycle trip for each and everyone, whether expert cyclists or beginners. Pedaling on Leonardo’s tracks: from Bergamo riding towards Lake Como down along the Adda river cycle-track - an open-air Leonardo museum - all the way to Milan.


From May 4th to October 12th 2019

Un weekend leonardesco

Bike tour from Lecco to Milano

A bike tour for everybody, trained and less trained bikers. Biking on Leonardo's tracks: from Lecco towards Lake Como, down the Adda river bike route, a true open-air museum regarding Leonardo, to Milan.


From 26 April to 21 June and from 23 August to 11 October 2019


St. Moritz, Valtellina, Lecco, Milan

A bike tour for everyone, bikers or amateurs. By bike on the tracks of Leonardo: from St. Moritz towards Lake Como, down along the Adda river cycling routes, an open-air museum on Leonardo, all the way to Milan.


From May 25th to September 14th 2019


Tour in tram free of charge from the terminal tram of Via Cantù

TramTram is an initiative of Urbanfile Dodecaedro Urbano that every year, on the occasion of MuseoCity, brings citizens to discover the city through the use of trams.

For 2019 at the event already held in March there will be a special initiative devoted to Leonardo: with a rental tram and, accompanied by a guide, we will travel through some areas of the city to tell the story of Leonardo's presence in Milan.


28 september 2019



You are Leo

Virtual reality guide street tour

A walk around Milan's city center and a journey back in time made possible thanks to innovative immersive technologies allowing the visitor to follow Leonardo's steps from the Duomo area (he had his laboratory near the old Corte Vecchia) to the complex of Santa Maria delle Grazie, passing by the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Porta Vercellina. Discover Milan in 1494 with the eyes of Leonardo:  visitors, equipped with very modern VR sensors, will see the area around them come to life, alternating real and virtual vision.

Starting point: Piazza Duomo – Piazzetta Reale


Until 31 May 2020


Leonardo500 in bicicletta: la cerchia e il Naviglio piccolo

Bike tour

A bike tour around the city where Leonardo created the majority of his masterpieces, Milan, discovering the Milanese canals at the times of the Sforza: the inner circle, with the measurements he did back then; the basins with the solutions he designed and the Martesana.

Meeting point: Palazzo Reale - Piazza Duomo 14


22 September 2019

Leonardo500 in bicicletta: la mossa del cavallo

Bike tour

A bike tour around the city where Leonardo created the majority of his masterpieces, Milan, discovering the gigantic horse designed by Leonardo: from the place where it was modeled, to the place where it would have been located to finish off with the San Siro Hippodrome, where it is possible to admire a life-size facsimile.

Meeting point: Palazzo Reale - Piazza Duomo 14


29 September 2019



Exhibition at Strati Atelier della Pastafrolla - Via Bernardino Lanino, 11

Strati Atelier is celebrating the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death with a series of cookies inspired by the beautiful drawings of the "De Ludo Geometrico", an essay Leonardo never completed, the sheets of which are included in the Codex Atlanticus.


April 9th - December 31st 2019


Bimbi al Castello Estate 2019

Activities for families at Castello Sforzesco

A rich calendar of activities for families: laboratories, games, treasure hunts - transforming guided visits in thrilling itineraries discovering Leonardo da Vinci and his works. Proposals change according to three different age groups: 4-5 year-old, 6-10 year-old, 10 year-old and onwards.


From 18 May to 15 September 2019


La quadratura del cerchio

CraftS from Lombardy Region inspired by Leonardo at the Arci Casciavit – via Tortona 12

Six craftsmen from Lombardy present a collection inspired by the works of Leonardo. The starting point is the sacred geometry of the Uomo Vitruviano (Vitruvian Man), together with the geometrical studies contained in the Codex Atlanticus concerning the flower of life and those regarding proportions and the Golden Ratio. These elements are evoked in the creation of a collection of clothing, leather accessories, bags, shoes, jewels and watches.


6 - 30 settembre 2019 

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