Milan this summer should be one of the main attractions for design and art lovers as from 1 of May till 31 of October it hosts world fear called EXPO. As visiting EXPO already looks like a good cultural experience, you can take even more out of this visit. Why at the same time not to visit Milan’s famous museums? Best design guides could assure you – you won’t be disappointed!
The last Supper in Santa Maria delle Grazie
Who haven’t heard about world famous painting the last supper by Leonardo da Vinci? Probably not much. And this secret gem you can find here – at the Santa Maria delle Grazie refectory. This chuch now acts as a museum and allows approximately 20-25 people inside at a time to see the fresco. So you should book even a few month in advance, because it can take an hours to buy a ticket if you will do that at the place.
Always wanted to see Michelangelo’s art? Castello Sforzesco can suggest you this great experience. In the Pinacoteca of the castle you can see artist’s Rondanini Pieta. More over here you can find a number of other museums, including a Museum of Ancient Art, a Museum of musical Instruments, and the Archeological Museum.
Leonardo da Vinci Science and Technology Museum
If after seeing the last supper your desired to see Leonardo da Vinci’s art became even bigger, you should visit the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Technologia Leonardo da Vinci. Here you can find more of his original drawings and numerous models of the his scientific innovations. Moreover, it has interactive labs, a submarine exhibit, and section devoted to science for young children.
Pinacoteca and Biblioteca Ambrosiana
It’s the oldest museum in Milan which besides priceless works of Titian and Caravaggio, also hosts Leonardo da Vinci’s Codice Atlantico, a collection of almost 2.000 drawings and notes from the Renaissance master. Also, it contains the cartoon for the Raphael’s The School of Athens, one of the highlights of the Vatican Museums.
See also: Milan City Guide
So if you are a fan of Leonardo da Vinci or just the fan of Italian art, don’t miss the chance to visit these great museums.