Enter the World of Leonardo
If you visit Milan this year, an exhibition not to be missed is Leonardo3 – The World of Leonardo. This interactive exhibit is fun for all the family as you explore the art, science and inventions of Leonardo da Vinci. The World of Leonardo is centrally located at the entrance to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. It is open daily from 10am to 11pm, and holders of a MilanoCard can enter at a 50% discount.
See the genius of Leonardo’s inventions brought to life in the form of over 200 interactive machines and models, some of which have never been built before. The inventions you can see include:
- A rapid fire crossbow.
- A submarine.
- A mechanical dragonfly.
- A mechanical eagle.
- Musical instruments.
Explore Leonardo’s manuscripts
On touch screens, visitors can look at Leonardo’s manuscripts, including the complete edition of the Codex Atlanticus. The 1,119 pages of Leonardo’s drawings and writings on subjects ranging from botany to weaponry can be viewed at the touch of a button.
Experience the art
Leonardo’s great masterpiece The Last Supper is one of the must-see Milan sights. If you plan on viewing it, a visit to The World of Leonardo first will enhance the experience. The Last Supper Experience enables visitors to experience the famous painting in a way they have never done before. On the wall is a reproduction of the painting as it was in the days of Leonardo, while touch screen technology allows visitors to explore the history and experience the artist’s workshop at Santa Maria delle Grazie.
Visitors can also experience another of Leonardo’s great works, the Mona Lisa, again giving visitors the chance to see it as it was when it was originally painted.
Visiting from abroad
All interactive experiences at The World of Leonardo are dual language in Italian and English. Also available are audio guides in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Chinese.
Milan city of Leonardo
With your Milan City Pass you can discover run the footsteps of Leonardo in Milan :
- Visting the Last Supper with the special MilanoCard+Last Supper
- Making a cruise on Navigli of Leonardo
- Visiting the re-opened Crypt of Leonardo
- Discovering the original drawing of Leonard, the Codex Atlanticus at Ambrosiana