La Vigna Di Leonardo Featured

Escape the busy streets of Milan and get lost in Leonardo's lush and tranquil estate. 

by Christina Hambi

 The city of Milan has Leonardo Da Vinci’s stamp all over it. From the Duomo Cathedral, to the naviglio to the painting of the Last Supper, you can’t go too far without stumbling across a little piece of his ingenuity. But where did he live? During the time that he was working on The Last Supper, located in the Santa Maria Delle Grazie, he was gifted a home directly opposite on the ancient street of Corso Magenta. Here he tinkered and lived while production went on. He was famously known to be extremely fond of the vines he grew in the back of the English style garden and today visitors can take a guided tour around this beautiful private home and its exceptional gardens. This is well worth a visit if you want to learn about the real historical culture of Milan and how Da Vinci was influenced and in turn gave his own influence to the city.

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La Vigna Di Leonardo

Corso Magenta, 65, 20123 Milano, Italy

+39 02 481 6150

http://www.vignadileonardo.com