Crypt of Leonard

An extraordinary artistic and archaeological monument in the heart of the city

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Crypt of LeonardThe Cultural Beauty District - MilanoCard Group

Crypt of LeonardThe Cultural Beauty District - MilanoCard Group

The Crypt

Reopened in 2016 after being closed for over 50 years, the Crypt of Leonard (the Crypt of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre) is once again a part of the city's heritage, becoming the new hotspot for Milan's culture lovers.

Crypt of LeonardThe Cultural Beauty District - MilanoCard Group

Crypt of LeonardThe Cultural Beauty District - MilanoCard Group

Crypt of LeonardThe Cultural Beauty District - MilanoCard Group

Crypt of LeonardThe Cultural Beauty District - MilanoCard Group

The centre of the city

It is an extraordinary artistic and archaeological monument in the heart of the ancient city, the true cornerstone of the Roman civitas that St Charles Borromeo defined as "the centre of the city" and that Leonardo da Vinci, on a map featured in the Codex Atlanticus, highlighted as "Milan's true nucleus".

Crypt of LeonardThe Cultural Beauty District - MilanoCard Group

Crypt of LeonardThe Cultural Beauty District - MilanoCard Group

Crypt of LeonardThe Cultural Beauty District - MilanoCard Group

Crypt of LeonardThe Cultural Beauty District - MilanoCard Group

The initiatives

Since reopening, it has already been the centre of several innovative initiatives: it was the first monument in Milan open only in the evening, it was featured in the book "La compagnia dell'acqua" by Giacomo Papi published by Einaudi, and it has hosted poignant night-time visits, cultural escape rooms, concerts, theatrical performances...

Bill Viola at the Crypt of LeonardThe Cultural Beauty District - MilanoCard Group

...and now also temporary exhibitions

Bill Viola at the Crypt of LeonardThe Cultural Beauty District - MilanoCard Group

by renowned artists such as Bill Viola

Bill Viola at the Crypt of LeonardThe Cultural Beauty District - MilanoCard Group

Michelangelo at the Crypt of LeonardThe Cultural Beauty District - MilanoCard Group

and Michelangelo Antonioni.

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