Leonardo: 40 events in Turin for 500th anniversary of death

City changes look to promote research, innovation

18 March, 18:30

    (ANSAmed) - MILAN, MARCH 18 - Turin, the city that hosts a number of masterworks by Leonardo including his famous self-portrait, will dedicate a series of events to the genius on the 500th anniversary of his death.

    ''Our initiatives will focus on the show 'Leonardo da Vinci - disegnare il futuro' (Leonardo da Vinci - designing the future)'', Francesca Leon, the culture councilor of the city of Turin, told a press conference in Milan. ''It is a way of interpreting celebrations by connecting them to the future, scientific research and the nature of our city with its particular propensity for innovation - Leonardo's most modern message is curiosity, together with research and discovery''.

    A total of 40 events have been scheduled, starting on April 15 with the inauguration of the exhibit at the Musei Reali.

    Events have been planned across the city, including a stand at the Book Fair on May 9-13 dedicated to Leonardo and an Italian pavilion of the Meeting Città Creative for the Design of Fabriano, which will dedicate a line to the artist.

    Thirty cities from around the world that have special twinning projects and relations with Turin have been invited to take part in the events. Celebrations for Leonardo will be an occasion to boost relations in particular between Milan and Turin, said Milan culture councilor Filippo del Corno, recalling Mito and museum tickets. Del Corno also announced that Leonardo's Trivulziano Codex, which is part of the Castello Sforzesco's collection, will be on display in Turin for three months for the show 'Designing the future'. (ANSAmed).

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