On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci, Four Seasons Hotel Milano and Four Seasons Hotel Firenze have crafted unique experiences that promise to transport guests into Da Vinci’s rich history and life. Whether traveling as a couple or with the family, this landmark anniversary makes the perfect occasion to visit Italy, learn more about the Renaissance master and live an immersion into his artistic and intellectual heritage in Milan and Florence, two cities where he spent most of his life.
At Four Seasons Hotel Milano, guests will be able to enjoy a guided tour or indulge into a memorable evening with a private dinner at the Casa degli Atellani, the villa where Da Vinci spent much of his time while he was painting his masterpiece The Last Supper at the Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie, across the street. This exclusive experience will lead guests to unfold a fascinating and long forgotten story shrouded in mystery binding Leonardo da Vinci to Milan, discover his passions and the traces that these have left in the city, deeply connected to the master artist of the Renaissance.
The Hotel’s Catering and Events Team will look after every detail to ensure guests have an unforgettable night filled with the attentive Four Seasons service, tasting new Executive Chef Fabrizio Borracino’s delicious cuisine and enjoying the magical table set up created by Creative Director Vincenzo Dascanio.
After Milan, guests may pursue their journey at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, only a short one hour and 40 minute train ride away, leading them to discover another part of Da Vinci’s rich history.
In a venue kept secret so as to preserve the privacy of the family-owned palazzo dated from the 15th century, guests will be able to enjoy a dinner in the former residence of Leonardo da Vinci, said to be the place where he painted his famous Mona Lisa. On the fourth floor of this historical Renaissance building located steps away from the Palazzo Vecchio in the city centre, lays a spacious dining room with the most magnificent view on the Duomo. This stunning backdrop sets the décor of a memorable and exclusive dinner experience curated by the Hotel’s Michelin starred Chef Vito Mollica, available only to Four Seasons guests.
The dining area opens onto a private space where to enjoy pre-dinner drinks while enjoying the flamboyant sunset colours lighting the Duomo. A few steps above, the penthouse terrace offers an impressive 360 degree view over the centre of Florence, from Piazza della Signoria to Ponte Vecchio, and from the Duomo to Piazza della Repubblica. As the night falls through revealing the magical skyline of the Renaissance city, guests can enjoy a four-dish menu entirely customisable and served by the attentive Four Seasons staff.
For those wishing to continue their cultural journey, the Concierge at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze can book a private guide for a visit of the Uffizi museum to admire three of Da Vinci’s masterpieces painted in the period when he met Raphael and Michelangelo at the end of the 15th century, to understand the stylistic development of the young Leonardo.
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- A combined stay at Four Seasons Hotel Milano and Four Seasons Hotel Firenze will make the perfect Italian getaway to indulge into great gastronomy, culture, history and shopping. E-mail Roberto.firstname.lastname@example.org to plan a combined stay.