Leonardo, Luini, Michelangelo

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LEONARDO, LUINI & MICHELANGELO (3 hours)
 
Trio is a very flexibile tour divided into three segments (ABC). Each part of the tour of the duration of 1 hour is dedicated to a different artist of the Italian Renaissance featured in Milan.
You can choose just the Last Supper and S. Maria delle Grazie (TRIO-LD-BNL-BRM-A)  for a total duration of 60 minutes. You will meet your guide at piazzale Cadorna, by the Needle & Thread Monument, and reach together the Last Supper Museum next to the beautiful cloister church of S. Maria delle Grazie. This quite impressive building was upgraded in the late 1490’s by architect Donato Bramante from Urbino to celebrate Duke Ludovico il Moro who envisaged it as his family’s grandiose mausoleum. Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper masterpiece, inside the former dining hall of the Dominican community will complete the first part of the tour.
 
If you truly enjoy Renaissance Art and you would love to learn more about Leonardo’s heritage in Milan do not miss a visit to the ex convent Church of San Maurizio (TRIO-LD-BNL-BRM-AB) where Lombard artists of the highest calibre and the most appraised follower of Leonardo da Vinci, Bernardino Luini, worked side by side in the early decades of the 16th century.  This quite nondescript church is preciously covered from floor to ceiling with stunning frescoes of unparalleled beauty.
 
The third segment of the tour is dedicated to Michelangelo Buonarroti florentine like Leonardo da Vinci and as well versed as his antagonist in many fields. Although his talent as a painter reaches its height with the Sistine Chapel’s Final Judgement. Michelangelo considered himself chiefly a sculptor and his unfinished Pietà Rondanini in the Museum of Ancient Art of the Sforza Castle can be rightfully considered the most struggling and evocative masterpiece of the “divine”, the perfect compenetration between spirit and matter.