Just a few steps from the Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie we find the Atellani House, donated by Duke Ludovico “il Moro” Sforza to his courtiers, the Atellani family. It was purchased by Ettore Conti in 1919. Conti commissioned architect Piero Portaluppi to restore the villa. Leonardo da Vinci was a guest of this hisotric house placed near his vineyard, donated to him by Il Moro in 1499. These vines live again today thanks to the studies of enologist Luca Maroni and Professor Scienza.
The museum is open from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm. We organize tours that last 30 minutes: from Monday to Friday tours start every 30 min; on the weekend every 15 min.We provide an audioguide included in the price, which is € 10.00 for adults, reduced to € 8.00 for over-65, students, children between 6 and 18 years, as well as members of FAI, Touring Club, Skira, City Guru; free for members of Abbonamento Musei.The tour has seven stops: the inner courtyards of the house, the Zodiac Hall, Luini’s portraits room, the study of Ettore Conti, the grand staircase hall, the secret garden of Matteo Bandello and Leonardo’s vineyard.