Clare Ford-Wille is the lecturer for our tour of Milan, departing London Heathrow. More information at www.sapienzatravel.com. This tour includes a visit to Leonardo da Vinci's, The Last Supper
The history of medieval and early modern Milan is inextricably tied to two great dynastic families that ruled the city for hundreds of years. First came the Visconti, establishing their rule in 1277 when they displaced the Delle Torre.
Come 1450, the House of Sforza took control of Milan and with them, Milan entered what can be described as a golden age for the city. The Ospedale Maggiore and the Castello Sforzeca were built. Leonardo da Vinci spent many years at the court of Milan, as did Bramante. Our tour of Milan takes in the palaces, churches and castles which were patronised by these families, as well as tours of art galleries, to witness the treasures of the Visconti and Sforza.