Mandarin Oriental, Milan has launched a luxury accommodation package, The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci, which offers guests a unique and exclusive four-hour tour of Milan’s Da Vinci masterpieces. Available until 31 December 2019, the package offers additional itineraries for guests to choose from that take in Da Vinci’s lesser-known works.
Guests booking The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci will stay in luxurious accommodation and be treated to an exceptional breakfast. They will enjoy a private four-hour guided tour for two people, featuring Leonardo’s must-see masterpieces, including The Last Supper and the nearby Da Vinci Vineyard, which the Duke Of Milan Ludovico Sforza gave to Leonardo as payment for painting that masterpiece. Guests will also have an opportunity to view the twelve volume Codex Atlanticus, the largest collection of drawings, writings, sketches and descriptions of Da Vinci’s extraordinary inventions. From 2 May 2019 the tour will include a visit to the Sala delle Asse in the Sforza Castle, home to one of the first examples of illusionist decoration.
Moreover, hotel can arrange additional tour itineraries like Leonardo the Engineer, that takes in sketches and models of many Da Vinci inventions. Alternatively, Leonardo, his Peers and his Contemporaries includes Michelangelo’s Pietà Rondanini in the Sforza Castle, Bramante’s impressive trompe l’oeil in the Church of Santa Maria presso San Satiro and wonderful frescoes from the school of Leonardo in the Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.
Those who want to witness more of Leonardo’s architectural and engineering projects may visit Milan’s vibrant Navigli area, a network of interconnected canals designed by Leonardo that are today a fashionable nightlife spot. The Hotel Concierge will gladly recommend the best places to enjoy an aperitivo in the area.
The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci package is priced from EUR 1,160 per room per night, and is available until 31 December 2019. A minimum two-night stay is required.
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