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Discover the history of the vineyard given to Leonardo da Vinci by Ludovico il Moro
Explore the beautiful gardens and admire the ancient architecture of Atellani House
Uncover the history of one of Leonardo’s most valued and loved possessions
What to expect
Discover this beautiful venue and the forgotten story tying Leonardo da Vinci to the city of Milan! Gifted to Leonardo in 1498 by Ludovico il Moro, the Duke of Milan, the vineyard became one of Leonardo’s most admired possessions. Today, it has been brought back to life and its original vines have been restored, ready for you to discover on a guided tour.
In 1495, Ludovico tasked Leonardo with the iconic 'Last Supper', today in Santa Maria delle Grazie, just a short walk away from the vineyard. The fresco surpassed the duke's expectations and resulted in Leonardo being gifted the vineyard. The place shortly became one of his favorites to unwind after a day’s work and he would often wander through the 16 rows of beautiful vines after having worked on the Cenacolo.
A visit to Leonardo’s vineyard doesn’t just include its beautiful gardens, but also Casa degli Atellani, considered to be the last remaining trace of the ancient Borgo delle Grazie. Piero Portaluppi, a former Milanese architect, restored the place in the 1900s. In addition, with help from the University of Agricultural Sciences of Milan, the original vines have been brought back to life, and since 2018 it has donated its grapes to local harvests.
Today, the magic of Leonardo’s vineyard is ready for you to explore firsthand. Stroll through the rooms of Casa degli Atellani, the gardens, vines, and greenhouses, as you learn all about its fascinating Renaissance heritage from your guide. In addition to the history and admirable architecture, you can also purchase some of the vineyard’s only wine, the Malvasia di Milano.
COVID-19 informationThe following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
The experience complies with government regulations
Individual entry to Santa Maria delle Grazie (free of charge)
Digital multilingual audio guide (available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish)
Services & Assistance point with free wifi at Leonardo's Vineyard museum (just across the street from the church)
Corso Magenta, 65, Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
At the entrance office.
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.
Important to know
- The venue isn't wheelchair accessible
- We recommend downloading in advance the audio guide on your device and to bring with you your personal earphones (speakerphones are not allowed in the church)
- Appropriate clothing is recommended for a place of worship
- Opening times for visitors: from Monday to Saturday 09:30-12:30 and 15:30-18:00. Access to the church for visitors is not allowed during religious services
- Leonardo da Vinci's painting “The Last Supper” is not in the church