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Leonardo da Vinci vineyard: reborn after an incredible story

2016-06-26 • By

Visit Leonardo da Vinci vineyard in Milan, incredibly still there after five centuries.

 

This story starts in a day of January, 1920.

A gentlemen is walking in the surroundings of Santa Maria delle GrazieĀ church in Milan. He’s carrying a bag and looks into the the construction sites of the new district. Suddenly he looks excited, extracts from the bag a strange machine and points it towards the workers who are cutting the trees to liberate the ground for the new buildings.

The man is Luca Beltrami, the most important expert on Leonardo da Vinci. The strange equipment he’s got is a camera. Beltrami is searching for the lost da Vinci vineyard: Leonardo, while painting and projecting inventions, apparently also made wine. The scholar deduced the location of the vineyard from historical documents. In that cold day he finally finds it. Exactly where it is supposed to be.

Beltrami stops a while. He imagines Leonardo da Vinci visiting his vines after a day of work at the Last Supper, just a few meters away.

Leonardo came from a family of wine makers. He got the vineyard as a present from Ludovico il Moro, duke of Milan.

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My favourite 2015 Italian event: 1000 musicians playing Foo Fighters song

2015-12-30 • By

My favourite 2015 Italian event? It’s definetly the performance of one thousand Italian musician playing Foo Fighters “Learn to Fly”.

Approaching the year end me and my fellow bloggers were supposed to compile lists and more lists about the best things of 2015.
Considering the topic of this blog, my task is to find the best 2015 Italian event.


The truth is: I knew the winner. It’s this: