Scuderie del Quirinale pays tribute to Da Vinci on the 500th anniversary of his death .
What do inventors do before they create amazing machines and advances in technology? They draw. The beauty of a genius’s mind can only be captured through his or her sketches. While they consider and calculate every possibility, designers like Leonardo da Vinci create functioning masterpieces. At the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome, you can now witness 10 of da Vinci’s original sketches, various models of his designs, and some functioning pieces that he created.
To honor the 500-year anniversary of da Vinci’s death, the Scuderie del Quirinale partnered with the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci” di Milano and the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana to create this astonishing exhibition.
Curated by Claudio Giorgione of the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci,” the exhibition houses the precious drawings, original artefacts, historical models and manuscripts, and the only book with da Vinci’s hand-written notes.
Walking through the exhibition, you are guided through the life of da Vinci and the development of this genius. From his experience in completing the Dome of Florence, to his studies in Milan, to his book Codius Atlanticus, to his flying machines, and even his revered paintings, you can now see the world through da Vinci’s eyes.
Date: Now untill June 30th, 2019
Location: Scuderie del Quirinale, Via XXIV Maggio, 16 (Monti), Rome
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 10am-8pm; Fri-Sat 10am-10.30pm
Entry fee: €13 – 15
Scuderie del Quirinale, 16, Via XXIV Maggio, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, ItalyPrice