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Pinacoteca Ambrosiana tour

We are planning a visit to the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana for Friday 9, starting at 15:00. If you wish to attend, please let us know asap by writing to so that we can proceed with booking a guide.

The cost of the private guided tour is free. The entrance ticket plus the radio guide is €14,50 per person if we reach at least a group of 15 people.

More information about the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Da Vinci Atlanticus Code is below.

Date: Friday, September 9th
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English
Cost: the private guided tour is free for people registered for the conference; entrance to the Pinacoteca plus the radio guide costs €14,50 per person. Payment will be collected in cash at the conference desk.
Start time: 15.00
Start location: Piazza Pio XI

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.

The tour ends in the scenic Ambrosiana Library, displaying Leonardo da Vinci original writings and drawings. The Atlantic Codex is the world most extensive collection of Leonardo autograph writings, including mathematical studies, hydraulics, engineering, philosophical reflections and even fables written by Leonardo between 1478 and 1519.

Click on the pictures to learn more.

The School of Athens. Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)
Portrait of a Musician. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Atlantic Codex (Codex Atlanticus), f. 858 recto. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Basket of fruit. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)

City Center Guided tour

A relaxing walk to admire the most important monuments in the city centre: the Sforza Castle, the Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and the Scala Opera House.

Date: Thursday, September 8th
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English
Cost: free for people registered for the conference
Start time: 18.30
Start location: Castello Sforzesco
Route: Castello Sforzesco, Foro Bonaparte, Piazza della Scala, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Piazza Duomo

Social Dinner

Date: Wednesday, September 7th
Cost: Payment will be collected in cash at the conference desk.

Start time: 19.00
Location: SottoSopra Restaurant, Viale Piero e Alberto Pirelli 16, 20126 Milano

Important! For all Social Dinner attendees

We kindly ask you to inform us by email ( whether you plan to attend the social dinner and which menu you prefer by Tuesday, September 6th at 13.00.

We have booked for approximately 30 people, but we should be able to accommodate more.

Each person will receive a receipt of payment at the restaurant.