In 2019, Rome, like many other cities in Italy, honors Leonardo da Vinci in the occasion of the 500th anniversary of his death. Thus, the already existing museum dedicated to the Maestro in Piazza del Popolo is paired with a new permanent multimedia museum and an important exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale. The three exhibitions create a cognitive journey and offer the opportunity of an immersive journey in the mind and work of the great genius.
Mostra Museo Leonardo Da Vinci Experience
The new multimedia and interactive museum dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci is located in via della Conciliazione. The exhibition presents the exact reproductions of 46 of Leonardo’s inventions and the faithful life-size reproductions of his most famous paintings (from ‘La Gioconda’ to ‘The Last Supper’). All presented through an engaging multimedia journey that allows visitors to experience the Master’s work thanks to video, holograms, and educational audios.
Mostra alle Scuderie del Quirinale
Until June 30, the Scuderie del Quirinale hosts the ‘Leonardo da Vinci. La scienza prima della scienza’ (Leonardo da Vinci. Science before science) exhibition, dedicated to his work from the technological and scientific point of view. The sections cover all his activity, from his studies in Tuscany to his stay in Milan, until the late Roman period. There is a section for each of Leonardo’s interests: machines for large construction sites, drawing and perspective as tools of knowledge and representation, the art of war, the study flying machines, the creation of solutions in the areas of work and production, the studies on the ideal city and on waterways, the rediscovery of the classical world, as well as a consideration on how the myth of Leonardo was born and developed.
Il Museo Leonardo Da Vinci in Piazza del Popolo
Located within the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo, the museum offers an overview of the complexity and variety of Leonardo’s work, including the reproduction of the machines he invented: full-size interactive machines made by Italian artisans following his manuscript codes. There are also studies of his most famous Renaissance works, sketches of human anatomy, as well as multimedia videos of the Last Supper, of the Vitruvian Man, and of the equestrian sculpture project for the Sforzas.