Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology, Milan

Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology, Milan (must see)

The Museo nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci" in Milan is the largest science and technology museum in Italy, and is dedicated to the Italian painter and scientist Leonardo da Vinci. Opened on 5 February 1953, the museum is housed in the ancient monastery of San Vittore al Corpo of Milan. Its collection is divided into seven main departments, namely: Materials, Transport, Energy, Communication Leonardo da Vinci, Art & Science, New Frontiers, and Science for Young People. Each of these departments has a laboratory for children and young students. The Transport section is made up of four different parts, such as Air, Rail, Water and Submarine Enrico Toti-S-506.

One of the most popular sections within the museum is, undoubtedly, the Leonardo da Vinci, Art & Science area, and it is made up of four parts. The Jewelry collection displays objects made of gems and precious metals, including gold, as well as ivory. The Leonardo da Vinci section exhibits the machines reproduced from Da Vinci's drawings, such as a hydraulic saw, a spinning machine, a flying machine and the so-called Leonardo’s Tank. The exhibited models are the fruit of the reinterpretation by a group of experts who have translated and completed the drawings. The Horology collection illustrates the evolution of watchmaking by showing several pendulums, ancient clocks, personal watches and tower mechanisms. The Musical Instruments section exhibits instruments from the 17th to 20th centuries. A reconstruction of a lutemaker’s workshop from the 17th century is also exposed in this part of the museum.
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Sight Name: Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology
Sight Location: Milan, Italy (See walking tours in Milan)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Central Milan Souvenir Shopping

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Leonardo da Vinci's Masterpieces

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Over the nearly 20 years that Leonardo da Vinci spent in Milan, the maestro created a number of masterpieces of art, of which the incomparable Last Supper mural in the convent of Santa Maria della Grazie and the innovative ceiling fresco of the Sala delle Asse at the Castello Sforzesco are just a few. If you wish to explore these and other spectacular pieces of art, architecture and technology...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 Km or 2.6 Miles
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Milan may be a world fashion capital and a European financial capital, but religion, and "the church" in particular, remain a major part of Milanese life. The city boasts a number of world-class religious buildings that include Milan Cathedral, which is the third largest religious structure in Europe, San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, also known as "Sistine Chapel of Milan"...  view more

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Recognized as one of the world's four fashion capitals, Milan is also a global hub of design and a key tourist destination. The etymology of the name Milan remains uncertain. One theory holds that the Latin name Mediolanum comes from the Latin words medio (in the middle) and planus (plain).

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles

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