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The Leonardo da Vinci’s map of Crypt of San Sepolcro

The Leonardo da Vinci’s map of Crypt of San Sepolcro

Leonardo da Vinci visited the Crypt of San Sepolcro and represented it in a famous map of the Atlantic Codex.

Thanks to an ancient publication dating back to 1930 and the work of then Prefect Giovanni Galbiati, it is now possible to take a look at Leonardo’s old map. Publication with the map is now displayed inside the Crypt of San Sepolcro in Milan.

leonardo da vinciLeonardo da Vinci designed the Crypt and called it the true center of the city already at the time of the Romans where the Cardo and Decumano were crossing.

From today it is possible to visit the Crypt of San Sepolcro, also take a look at the Leonardo da Vinci’s map well reproducing the Crypt and the Upper Church. You will notice many differences from the current hypogeum church plant as it has in time been used to make tombs that have in fact changed the Crypt’s scheme.

The Crypt od San Sepolcro is opened every day from 12.00pm to 8.00pm and for individual visitors are not required to book. For groups are advised to book at cripta@milanocard.it.