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How a Horse Fulfilled an International Dream

After the death of Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan, in 1466, his son Ludovico il Moro asked Leonardo da Vinci to create the largest equestrian statue in the world, in memory of his father. The commission was paid in advance by the court treasury superintendent, and Leonardo’s workshop, which was located where the Palazzo Reale […]


Exhibition

  Coronavirus COVID-19 up dates   January 2021 calendar with current changes due to Covid 19   Free admission to civic museums every first Sunday of the month is suspended   Appropriate health measures require the closure of the following exhibitions. Some of them feature online viewing only.       Duomo / Cathedral Piazza […]


A chess move in the chess file

The matter up for discussion in this month’s article is whether Leonardo da Vinci was a chess player. Although this unresolved doubt may not disturb your otherwise peaceful existence, you might be interested to know that he was, in keeping with his incredible personality, more than just a simple chess player. The story started a […]


Milan on the waves

Milan was founded by the Celts, the extremely prolific, Northern people possibly coming from Scandinavia, who roamed through Europe in a continuous search for new lands to settle new families. For both necessity and tradition they tended to establish themselves near lakes and rivers, being skilled in producing various craft to navigate though any watery […]


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Milan Shoots for the Stars

As the dust settles and celebrities queue to confirm their seats on the first Virgin Galactic space flight – cost $250,000 per ticket, blast off date yet to be announced – a different kind of space-race has finally reached its conclusion at the Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci. In Milan on October […]


Cleaning up Leonardo’s fancy room

The Castello Sforzesco’s walls have been hiding a secret for over five hundred years. It’s hard to believe that underneath up to thirteen layers of whitewash (in some places), lies a lost work of art by Leonardo Da Vinci. Finally, five hundred years later, the great master’s biggest Milanese project after the Last Supper will […]


Museums

For your visit to Milan This is a list of the museums in Milan that offer some of the artistic and cultural highlights of the city. Opening days and times may vary. AEM Territory and Energy Museum Ambrosiana Art Gallery Archaeological Museum Art Collection Museum Aquarium and Municipal Hydro-Biological Station Brera National Art Gallery Castle/Museum of […]


Lots of Humilitas and a bit of Samsung

If a tourist from abroad comes across the name Borromeo, it will probably be for the ‘Isole Borromeo,’ islands on Lake Maggiore, Isola Bella and Isola Madre, famous for the classical villas containing priceless works of art, and lovely gardens populated by hundreds of botanical species as well as peacocks, pheasants and parrots. The Borromeo […]