Beat the crowds in Milan ahead of Da Vinci's 500th anniversary

30th July 2018
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Beat the crowds in Milan ahead of Da Vinci's 500th anniversary

"The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding" – Leonardo Da Vinci

2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of iconic artist, Leonardo Da Vinci. Visitor numbers to Milan, home to his legendary masterwork The Last Supper, are expected to rise significantly next year, but why not beat the crowds and let us take you there in December, before the hordes of tourists arrive?

Book yourself a place on our Milan | Masterpieces & the City tour, which we have tweaked a little to ensure you get as much Da Vinci as both ourselves and this magnificent city can offer...

Milan | Masterpieces & the City (10th - 14th December)

  • Visit the Da Vinci Museum in Milan
  • See one of his locks on the Canal (blueprint pictured below)
  • Stand before his legendary painting, The Last Supper

In addition to these highlights, of which the first two have been newly added to this already thrilling itinerary, we will also treat you to an exclusive workshop with a watercolour artist in the gardens of the Pinacoteca di Brera and a private evening visit to the Sforza Castle, where you can view Michelangelo's Rondanini Pietá.

Discover the vibrant city of Milan as we spend time at art galleries and museums, admire stunning frescoes, examine local architecture, and, of course, indulge in some of Italy's gastronomic delights. 

Led by Susan Wilson, Senior Faculty Member at the Royal Drawing School, this is a pre-Christmas tour with an artistic twist, and one that will linger in your memory long after your return home.

Click here to view the full itinerary or to book now...

Sforza Castle

Milan at Christmas

Brera Art Gallery

Da Vinci's canal lock

Saffron rice in Milan, Italy

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