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Renaissance Circuit in Milan

by Chiara Zaccarelli
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana in Milan

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.

Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper

Address: Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2

Phone: 02 92800360

Public Transport: M1 (red line) Conciliazione – M1 (red line) – M2 (green line) Cadorna F.N

www.cenacolovinciano.it

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.

The Pietà Rondanini, photo credits Chris Johnson under c.c 2.0 licence

Address: Piazza Castello

Public Transport: M1 (red line) Cairoli

www.milanocastello.it

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.

Raphael's carton, photo credits Stefano Boeri Architetti (c) Paolo Rosselli

Address: Piazza Pio XI, 2

Public Transport: M1 (red line) – M3 (yellow line) Duomo

www.raffaelloambrosiana.it

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