Book your ticket for Leonardo's Vineyard and the Atellani House, audioguide included, and explore one of the lesser known places in Leonardo's Milan. A forgotten history links Leonardo da Vinci to the city of Milan: the story of a vineyard. This is the vineyard that Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan, gave to Leonardo in 1498, who defended and maintained it at all costs in the following years. The vineyard which inspired legends involving Leonardo, his works, and his followers. The vineyard which has now finally been brought to life again, its rows and original vines having been recreated.Leonardo da Vinci's vineyard was in the middle of the fields at the base of the garden currently belonging to the House of Atellani - a family of courtesans of the Sforza family whom the Moor donated two buildings to - in an area that at the time belonged to the great vineyard of San Vittore. Ludovico the Moor had two visions for this area of the city: making the Santa Maria delle Grazie Basilica a mausoleum for his family, the Sforza, and building a residential neighborhood in which his most faithful men - such as the Atellani and Leonardo - could settle. The Atellani House is one of the rare and precious remnants of that Renaissance dream passed on to us. Without losing any of its magic, the house was later transformed by the architect Piero Portaluppi, who was a central figure of twentieth-century Milanese architecture.Thanks to Expo 2015, the Portaluppi Foundation and the owners have decided to replant the historic vineyard and open the Atellani House and gardens to the public. The visit includes a 7-stop tour assisted by audio-guides in 10 languages (Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian) and explanatory panels. To celebrate the city of Milan, a version in Milanese dialect is also available.
Discover the secrets of the Ludovico il Moro vineyard, given to Leonardo, Stroll through the beautiful garden and marvel at the ancient Atellani House, restored by architect Piero Portaluppi, Follow the path with the help of an audioguide and descriptive panels, Skip the lines and explore one of the lesser known places in Milan
Audioguide available in 10 languages (Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian)