The Leonardo3 Research Center has been scientifically studying and disseminating the work of Leonardo da Vinci since 2004. In 2013 it opened the museum Leonardo3 – The World of Leonardo, located in Piazza della Scala in Milan, Italy, at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II entrance. The Leonardo3 Museum represents a unique occasion to discover and learn more about Leonardo’s multifaceted gifts. Visitors can engage with over 200 interactive 3D machines and working physical reconstructions, nearly all of which have never been created before. The Patronage of the City of Milan and the Award of Recognition of the President of the Italian Republic testify to the originality and authority of the contents on display.
Analyses of original manuscripts have led the Leonardo3 team to create brand-new machines, including the Harpsichord-Viola, the Mechanical Lion, the Submarine, the Rapid-Fire Crossbow, the Great Kite and many others. The exhibition allows visitors to consult Leonardo’s writings in digital format and engage with his inventions in totally new, intriguing ways using interactive and virtual-reality stations. Each year the show’s contents are renewed to make it engaging even for return visitors. The World of Leonardo is also part of the Abbonamenti Musei Lombardia museum pass and is among the top ten most visited sites.
As for Leonardo’s artistic production, visitors particularly appreciate the room dedicated to the Last Supper. The digital restoration of the wall painting allows us to discover details of the original that are now lost forever and the reproduction on a wall support brings the restoration even closer to what the original would have looked like in 1498. The reconstruction of Leonardo’s painting workshop in real-time augmented reality fascinates adults and children alike.
The Audio Tour features the fascinating commentary of the researchers of the Leonardo3 study center who created all the items on display at the Leonardo3 Museum. Every single element on display is explained in full detail.
Length of experience: 124 minutes
Number of Stops: 93
Languages Available: English, Italian
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