Leonardo da Vinci and Renaissance Jewels around Milan

Day Trips & Excursions in Ticino

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Do you want to discover something different, out of the usual itineraries recommended for tourists?Come to visit Certosa di Pavia and Vigevano: two great examples of Art masterpieces nearby Milan.Join this day-trip for small group (max. 7 participants) and discover how it was possible that at the end of the 15.th century, thanks to the work of some great artists such as Bramante and Leonardo da Vinci, the gothic style was substituted by a completely new style: the Renaissance, called in Italy Rinascimento.
Start the day visiting an outstanding monument such as The Certosa of Pavia, nowadays still operating as a monastery. The Certosa, founded in the countryside between Milan and Pavia by the lord of Milan Gian Galeazzo Visconti at the end of the 14.th century, originally was designed to become the funeral chapel of the family.It is composed by a church, full of different jewels of art, and two marvelous cloisters, where the monks used to pass their whole life, praying and working the fields near their cells.At the end of this surprising visit we'll move to a "trattoria" set in the countryside around Pavia enjoying tasteful dishes of local tradition. In the afternoon we'll visit Vigevano, a beautiful small town near the Ticino river, where the lord of Milan Ludovico il Moro at the end of the 15.th century involved two outstanding artists, Leonardo da Vinci and Bramante in the building and the decoration of a part of the castle and the incredible central square, considered one of the most beautiful square in Italy. You won't find anything similar anywhere else!

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Glass of Champagne
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip private transfer

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)