The exhibition cycle dedicated to the ‘Codex Atlanticus’, a massive work testifying to the encyclopedic talent of the famous Florentine artist, continues. Leonardo’s studies will be on display until the end of October, split in two beautiful places of interest

The Codex Atlanticus is the largest collection of drawings and writings by Leonardo da Vinci, safeguarded since 1637 in Milan’s Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana. Consisting of 1119 large sheets bound in 12 volumes, the Codex bears witness to one of the world’s most eclectic and brilliant minds, embracing more than forty years (1478-1519) of studies on the most disparate subjects, from sketches to preparatory drawings for pictorial works to research on mathematics, astronomy and optics; from philosophical meditations to recipes, right up to curious and futuristic projects on contraptions including hydraulic pumps, parachutes and war machines.
Over the centuries, the events of which the ‘Da Vinci Code’ has been a protagonist are complex and intriguing and, in part, have contributed to the somewhat fanciful fame that surrounds it. Over the past few years, the precious manuscript has been displayed in ‘instalments’, offering viewers a different themed chapter every three months.

“The Mind of Leonardo da Vinci”

From 10 March until 31 October 2015


The two exhibition sites

The two places are located at a distance of 15 minutes on foot from each other, and by purchasing a combo ticket of 20€ you can visit both locations.
T: +39.02.806921

1 – Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

Atlantic Codex in the Sala Federiciana, Biblioteca Ambrosiana
The picture gallery contains several exquisite works of art from the 15th through 17th centuries and includes “The musician”, attributed to Leonardo, Raphael’s cartoon for the “School of Athens” fresco and Caravaggio’s “Basket of fruit”.
Ticket: 15€ (full price)
Codex Atlanticus exhibition:
Sala Federiciana, Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Open Tues-Sun 10am-6pm. Last entry half an hour prior to closing.
Piazza Pio XI, 2
M1-M3 Duomo, M1 Cordusio

2 – Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie

Codex Atlanticus - Bramante SacristyThe church is very famous for hosting Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper”, which can be visited as a separate museum attraction and by reservation only (T:+39.02.92800360, Mon-Sat 8am-6.30pm).
Ticket: 10€ (full price)
Codex Atlanticus exhibition: Sacrestia del Bramante
Open Mon 9.30am-1pm/2-6pm, Tues-Sun 8.30am-7pm. Last entry half an hour prior to closing.
Via Caradosso, 1
M1 Conciliazione, M1-M2 Cadorna FN, M2 Sant’Ambrogio