“Leonardo in the Duchy of Milan” to pay homage to the artist and enhance the Milanese

“Leonardo in the Duchy of Milan. Places, works, luck ”is the new book on Leonardo da Vinci by Luca Tomio, with preface by Antonella Ranaldi, designed to pay homage to the genius and enhance the Milanese territory

Bollate – Presentation of the book “Leonardo in the Duchy of Milan. Places, works, luck “ of Luca Tomio with preface by Antonella Ranaldi on June 13, 2021 at 10:00 at the picturesque Villa Arconati-FAR.

Leonardo da Vinci he spent almost twenty-five years of his life in the territory of Duchy of Milan.

It is here, as Tomio writes paraphrasing Giovanni Testori, that the genius of a boy who became a Florentine, Milanese has found the best conditions to express himself. Here he met people who, like him, had found in Milan an open and stimulating context, looking for new experiences.

Leonardo’s journey in the Duchy of Milan

The Last Supper in Santa Maria delle Grazie, the Sforzesco Castle, the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana, the Museum of Science and Technology precious testimonies of the work of the Universal Genius. Numerous others can be found in the landscapes he portrayed and in the many places where he worked.

The book Leonardo in the Duchy of Milan. Places, works, luck by Luca Tomio with a preface by Antonella Ranaldi is the result of the collaboration between the Superintendence of Archeology, Fine Arts and Landscape for the metropolitan city of Milan and the Tourism Service of the Economic Development Area Directorate of the Metropolitan City of Milan which, in continuity with the work already started on the occasion of the 2019 celebrations for the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death, in 2020 signed a memorandum of understanding with the aim of promoting the cultural and tourist attractiveness of the area metropolitan through the knowledge of the places visited by Leonardo during his stay in the Duchy of Milan.

Enhance the Milanese territory

The volume also wants to be a tool for disseminate and enhance the Lombard territory.

A commitment aimed at strengthening the feeling of pride and the identity bond with the places observed and described by Leonardo. The author, Luca Tomio, immerses himself in depth and with rigor in the works conceived and created here and in the free and multifaceted thought of the artist and scientist. Enter his and our experience, in which it is easy to recognize yourself: from the stationers of Cordusio, to the rocky peaks of the Lombard Prealps, to the fountains along the Martesana, from Villa Melzi di Vaprio d’Adda to Villa Arconati di Bollate. An analytical reconstruction of Leonardo’s precious work in Milan and, at the same time, a guide for conscious and proximity tourism.

A contribution to the discovery of our places and how vital they are, rich in relationships, planning and memory. The book accompanies us on this exploratory journey into the folds of Leonardo’s life and works.

Go beyond the borders of the Milan area

The editorial project, projected to future initiatives, contains ed opens to exchanges with international cultural partners, like the very prestigious one State Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg. And, as Antonella Ranaldi writes, although works and writings enrich collections and museums scattered in various parts of the world, although much has been written, not everything is known about Leonardo.

The research continues.

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