An exceptional witness to the presence of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) at the Sforza court, the “Sala delle Asse” is one of the most illustrious rooms of the castle. Located on the ground floor under the north-east “falconer” tower, the room owes its name (Room of the Planks) to the wood revetment that panelled the room in the Sforza period to render it less cold and more comfortable, revetment that was echoed by the modern panelling set up during the museum’s revamping in the years soon after WWII. The famous Leonardo-esque frescoes – also decorated with the heraldic devices of Galeazzo Maria Sforza – were painted during the period of his uncle, Ludovico il Moro.
The room has been reopened recently after a long period of restoration.
NOTE: large bags / purses or backpacks must be put away in the cloakroom of the museum (located in the entrance of the Museo d’Arte Antica) BEFORE the meeting time.
WHAT: Visit (in Italian) to Leonardo’s Sala delle Asse, Sforza Castle
WHEN: October 17, 10:15 AM (sold out) and October 19 (10:45 A.M.)
WHERE: meet at the Info Point under the main entryway, the Filarete tower of the Sforza Castle
It is necessary to confirm one’s participation for the 19th of October and pay the fee by the 12th of September.
Events can be cancelled if the minimum number of participants isn’t reached.
Events are open only to members in good standing of the Friends of the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum Association and its active volunteers in the museum.
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