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, 10.00, The Visconti Banquets told by the Sforza’s Historian, Bernardino Cairo by M. Montecchiari e M. Rossetto, Cascina Cotica
October 3rd, 10.00, 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 12th, 17.00, Bernardino Corio (1459 – 1519: Historian an 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
October 17th, 9.30, Court Banquets and Cuisine at Leonardo’s Time, with Tastings from Master Martino’s Recipes by M. Rossetto, Istituto Enogastronomico Carlo Porta
October 26th, 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
November 9th, 10.00, Bishop Guido Antonio Arcimboldi through his archive by C. Cenedella, Archivio di Stato di Milano