Would you like to immerse yourself in a Milanese Renaissance atmosphere? Today, you can visit three landmarks of the period, in an area covering a few square kilometers.
A map of these venues follows
Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper
Our Renaissance tour begins in Corso Magenta, with Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, housed in the former refectory of the convent lying adjacent to the sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
Michelangelo's Pietà Rondanini
From here, after a pleasant 10-minute walk amongst historic buildings, the tour takes you to Castello Sforzesco, where you can admire the Pietà Rondanini, Michelangelo Buonarroti’s last, unfinished sculpture.
Raffaello's preparatory carton for the School of Athens
After this, you’ll head towards Piazza Pio XI, home to the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Here, you’ll have a chance to view Raffaello Sanzio’s recently restored preparatory cartoon for the School of Athens (the fresco is housed in the Vatican), the world’s largest surviving Renaissance cartoon which was entirely hand-drawn by the famous artist.