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Milan: Leonardo da Vinci City Exploration Game

1. Milan: Leonardo da Vinci City Exploration Game

Discover Milan's fascinating history and attractions while you solve clues around town. You will help Leonardo da Vinci finish his famous mural, The Last Supper, by solving enigmas around Milan's city center, going to places where he lived or worked. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and be ready to begin the adventure. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won't need a map, a GPS, or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. After you book the quest, you will get your access code by email, to be used in the app. The tour will take you about 1.5 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, so go at your own pace.  You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk. Or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the other groups. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group and meet the group at the end.

Milan: Ambrosian Art Gallery with Cinque Vie Walking Tour

2. Milan: Ambrosian Art Gallery with Cinque Vie Walking Tour

Visit masterpieces such as Caravaggio's 'Basket of Fruit' and Leonardo da Vinci's Atlantic Codex on a tour of the Ambrosian Art Gallery in Milan. Pass by the Milanese forum and the Imperial Palace on a walking tour of the Cinque Vie district. Meet your guide outside the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and begin your private tour through the collections of Cardinal Federico Borromeo. Make your way though the rich paintings, sculptures, books, manuscripts, and ancient objects. Let your guide lead you through the treasured pieces in this collection of over 1,500 works of art. Admire works by Titian, Botticelli, Bramantino, and Bernardino Luini. View the recently restored preparatory cartoon for Raphael's fresco of 'The School of Athens'. Gaze upon da Vinci's 'Portrait of a Musician' as you pass through Leonardi Hall. Look at drawings from the Codex Atlanticus in the Federiciana Room. See curious and enigmatic objects. Continue to Cinque Vie where you can step into the past as you see the the Milanese forum and the Imperial Palace which were built by Maximian in the 3rd century AD.

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What people are saying about Ambrosian Library

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Very nice activity that allows you to walk and discover Milan while asking questions and learning amusing anecdotes about the city and Leonardo da Vinci. Over time it might be interesting to offer other languages (French German Spanish…) Even if the text in English is quite accessible for foreigners! Some puzzles are very nice (mirror) there could be more things with challenges or items to look like with the XP collected. We stay a little on our end, the game ends a little abruptly. (Maybe add an ending video?)

It was a great way of discovering Milan. The game took us through streets we would never have taken otherwise. Easy to follow instructions, take it at your own pace. You can stop, explore and then continue the game. Highly recommend for those who like walking.

A really nice game, very interesting to read the extra info about all the buildings/Leonardo. Unfortunately, a lot of back and forth walking. The route should be reconsidered.

Interesting and entertaining game in which you get to places that you might not otherwise see. However, you have to plan more time than given.

Great activity! One point was blocked by a restoration project, though