Visit all five museums with a single discounted ticket
From 16 May, the date of the extraordinary reopening to the public of the Sala delle Asse at the Castello Sforzesco, and until 12 January 2020, the closing day of the Milano Leonardo 500 event, which will pay tribute to the genius with a rich program of multidisciplinary initiatives, visitors will be able to follow in Leonardo’s footsteps through the city with just one ticket, available at a very special price. The joint ticketing project is a Polo Museale della Lombardia initiative in collaboration with Municipality of Milan | Culture | Castello Sforzesco, Pinacoteca di Brera, Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci.
5xLeonardo – the name of the initiative – is the result of coordination between major
Milanese institutions that preserve testimonies of the Master or his students, and that have come together
to allow the public to rediscover the works, projects and the imprint that the Tuscan genius has
left in the Lombard capital, allowing them to visit all five museums with a single discounted ticket.
The initiative, which takes on historical importance because it combines for the first time, in the name of Leonardo da Vinci, museums with different traditions, legal status, ownership and organisation, will run from 16 May 2019 to 12 January 2020.
The ticket will be valid for 30 days from the date of the visit at the Last Supper Museum, and
within those 30 days, the ticket holder will be able to visit all the museums involved: the Last Supper
Museum, the Castello Sforzesco Museums and Sala delle Asse, the Pinacoteca di Brera, the Pinacoteca
Ambrosiana and the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci. The “5x
Leonardo” ticket must be stamped at the ticket office of each museum, and the ticket holder must also
collect an entrance ticket to each individual museum.
Purchasing of the “5xLeonardo” ticket is subject to the booking of a viewing of the Last Supper. The ticket will be available for purchase from 18 April 2019 through the call centre (+39 02 92800360) and from 16 May also directly at the Cenacolo ticket office, for the same day.
• full price € 38
• concessions € 25.50 – 19-25 years, over 65s
• minors € 4.50 – 5-18 years
• free – 0-4 years
• for the tickets purchased at the call centre, an advance booking fee of € 2 will be applied
The Last Supper, also known as Cenacolo, was painted between 1494 and the beginning of 1498, and is
considered to be perhaps the world’s most important mural painting, “a most beautiful and wonderful
work” according to Giorgio Vasari, who talks about Leonardo and the Last Supper in his book The
Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects.
A painter, architect, sculptor, engineer, inventor, mathematician, anatomist, writer and musician, Leonardo da Vinci embodies the ideal of perfection in the Italian Renaissance. In 1980, the Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci was designated a unesco World Heritage site, as a “timeless and unique artistic achievement of Outstanding Universal Value”. Preserving this delicate painting and allowing the public to admire it is the biggest daily challenge faced by restorers, architects and art historians, as they work together using the best technologies to ensure that this masterpiece is preserved for generations to come.
Last Supper Museum • Piazza S. Maria delle Grazie, 2
Tuesday-Sunday, 8:15 am - 7 pm (last entry 6:45 pm)
Closed on Mondays
At the end of the 19th century, after having been reduced to an army barracks for centuries,
the Sforza Castle was restored by architect Luca Beltrami and becomes the seat of the civic art
collections and cultural institutes of Milan. Currently its Museums are the Museo della Pietà
Rondanini - Michelangelo, the Museo d'Arte Antica, the Pinacoteca, the Museo dei Mobili e delle
Sculture lignee, the Museo delle Arti Decorative, the Museuo degli Strumenti Musicali and two
archaeological sections: Prehistory and Protohistory and Egyptian section (in realignment until June
In the path of the Museo d’Arte Antica, there is one of the most important and ambitious works of
Leonardo da Vinci: the pictorial decoration of the Sala delle Assi.
The hall, in restoration from 2013, will be exceptionally reopened to the public from 16th May 2019
to 12th January 2020. An engaging multimedia installation (In Moro’s Shadow. The Sala delle Asse,
by Francesca Tasso and Michela Palazzo, Multimedia Project Culturanuova Srl – Massimo Chimenti)
will give visitors key information about the Sala and its importance in Renaissance time, as well as
about portions of the preparatory drawings that were disclosed on the walls during the restoration
Castello Sforzesco Museums (Sala delle Asse) • Piazza Castello
Tuesday-Sunday, 9 am - 5:30 pm (last entry 4:30 pm)
Closed on Mondays
The 5x Leonardo ticket allows priority entry to the Castello Sforzesco Museums and to the exhibitions and initiatives of the “Leonardo mai visto” programme
The Pinacoteca di Brera is located on the first floor of the Palazzo di Brera and consists of 34 rooms
overlooking the Courtyard.
His collection, which has more than 400 displayed works and over a thousand in storage,
offers an extraordinary overview of Italian painting from the XIII to the XX century, integrating donations
and subsequent acquisitions into the original heritage.
In the section dedicated to Lombard painting of the XV and XVI centuries, great importance
is given to the works of the “leonardeschi” (from Andrea Solario to Cesare da Sesto, from Giovanni
Antonio Boltraffio to Francesco Napoletano, up to Giampietrino and Bernardino Luini), heirs of Leonardo’s
teaching and witnesses of the indelible imprint of his genius.
Pinacoteca di Brera • Via Brera, 28
Tuesday-Sunday, 8:30 am - 7:15 pm (last entry 6:40 pm)
Closed on Mondays
The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana was established in April 1618, when Cardinal Federico Borromeo donated his
collection of paintings, drawings and statues to the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, which he had founded in 1607.
The museum consists of 24 rooms, where visitors can admire some of the greatest masterpieces
of all time, such as the Portrait of a Musician by Leonardo da Vinci, The Basket of Fruit by Caravaggio,
the Cartoon for the School of Athens by Raphael, the Adoration of the Magi by Titian, the Madonna of
the Pavilion by Sandro Botticelli and the magnificent Vases of Flowers by Jan Brueghel.
In addition to Renaissance artworks, the museum’s collections include paintings by important
17th-century Lombard artists (Morazzone, Giulio Cesare Procaccini, Daniele Crespi and Carlo
Francesco Nuvolone), as well as 18th-century painters (Giandomenico Tiepolo, Fra Galgario, Francesco
Londonio), and also a notable cluster of 19th- and early 20th-centuries artists like Andrea Appiani,
Francesco Hayez and Emilio Longoni.
The Ambrosiana owns one of the most important collections of works by Leonardo da Vinci:
in addition to the famous Portrait of a Musician, the only painting on panel by the Master still preserved
in Milan, since 1637 it is home to the famous Codex Atlanticus, the most extensive collection of writings
and drawings by the Florentine genius. It consists of 1119 sheets that trace the career of the artist in
its almost totality, from the early years, until the last period spent in France, at the court of Francis I.
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana • Piazza Pio XI, 2
Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm (last entry 5:30 pm) | Closed on Mondays
The National Museum of Science and Technology in Milan was opened in 1953 and today it is one of
the largest technical-scientific museums in Europe. Nestled in the cloisters of an Olivetan monastery of
the 1500s, it covers a surface of about 50,000 square meters. The Museum preserves and communicates
the most important collection of historical models created from the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci,
alongside other extraordinary objects such as steam trains, the AC72 Luna Rossa catamaran, the Conte
Biancamano transatlantic, the Toti Submarine and the only Moon fragment exhibited in Italy. Do not
miss the Museum’s temporary exhibitions, permanent exhibitions and interactive labs dedicated to
Space, Energy, Materials, Communication, Transport and Nutrition. On weekends and Holidays a rich
program of activities, guided tours and special events.
The Museum was born following the vision of its founder, the industrialist Guido Ucelli. His
idea was to give Italy a museum that, as in other major European countries, could tell “the becoming of
the world” from the point of view of the unity of culture, in the name of Leonardo da Vinci.
The study and dissemination of Leonardo da Vinci’s work still represent one of the main
missions of the Museum, which preserves and exhibits the largest collection of historical models in the
world made from his drawings.
National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci • Via San Vittore, 21
October-May: Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 am - 5 pm; Saturdays and public holidays 9:30 am - 6:30 pm;
Closed on Mondays
June-September: Tuesday-Friday, 10 am - 6 pm; Saturdays and public holidays, 10 am - 7 pmm;
Closed on Mondays
Last entry: 30 minutes prior to closing