500th Anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s Death:
To celebrate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, visitors to Italy can enjoy a wealth of exhibitions and events across the country. Some of the not-to-be-missed events include:
Sheets from the Codex Atlanticus – Palazzo Vecchio (Florence)
Through twelve sheets from the Codex Atlanticus, the exhibition at the Palazzo Vecchio rebuilds a themed journey based on Leonardo’s link with Florence. This exhibition is on until June 24.
Verrocchio, Master of Leonardo – Palazzo Strozzi (Florence)
In the Palazzo Strozzi you can visit the largest exhibit ever dedicated to Verrocchio, whose most famous student was Leonardo. The art of Verrocchio is illustrated in over 120 paintings, sculptures and drawings from the most important collections in the world and of the most famous artists linked to his workshop, such as Domenico del Ghirlandaio, Sandro Botticelli and Pietro Perugino. This exhibition runs until July 14.
Leonardo and Perpetual Motion – Galileo Museum (Florence)
Leonardo and Perpetual Motion takes place at the Galileo Museum from October 10, 2019 to January 12, 2020. Through the original drawings and replicas gathered from the Codex Forster II and Codex Atlanticus, this exhibition tells of the studies conducted by Leonardo on perpetual motion, a problem that has fascinated many researchers throughout the century.
The Mysteries of the Codex Atlanticus – Biblioteca Ambrosiana of Milano (Milan)
The Biblioteca Ambrosiana of Milano holds the famous Codex Atlanticus, the largest collection in the world of Leonardo da Vinci’s writings, drawings and notes. To evaluate this wealth of documents, the exhibits are organized in a cycle of events lasting three months each from September 17 – January 12, 2020.
In the shadows of the Moro – The Sala delle Asse (Milan)
In the shadows of the Moro at the Sala delle Asse, in Milan’s Sforza Castle is not to be missed. The recently restored Sala delle Asse by Leonardo is once again visible to the public thanks to a walkway.
The Last Supper after Leonardo – Fondazione Stelline of Milan (Milan)
Contemporary art meets the renaissance genius with The Last Supper after Leonardo at the Fondazione Stelline in Milan.
Other Leonardo Sightseeing Activities
Whilst in Florence, why not join a tour to visit Vinci, the hometown of Leonardo. Discovering Leonardo da Vinci: Exploring the genius’ hometown.