This tour will take us to discover the gothic and reinaissance art of Milan.
The Gothic style was born in the 12th century in France and it continued til the 14th century. It spreaded to all Europe and it reached Italy too. In the 14th century Milan came under the Visconti family and it became the international centre of gothic art. The term “gothic” was used for the first time by Giorgio Vasari in the 16th century as a synonym of “barbarous”, in contrast with the retrieval of the ancient greek–roman language of the Renaissance.
The term “renaissance” indicate the art of the 15th and 16th centuries, and it is used to describe all the artistic changes, that occurred after the Middle Ages. In this way renaissance means a revival of the classical period, and a new interest towards the ancient Roman and Greek civilization. In fact the renaissane artists inspired themselves from the classical art to create something new. In the 15th century Milan came under the Sforza family and Ludovico il Moro, the ruler of the city, decided to surround himself by the most important artists of the period.
The first part of the Tour will be dedicated to discover San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, Castello Sforzesco, and Santa Maria at San Satiro, the major examples of Gothic – Renaissance art. The remaining part of the guided will also include visits through the ancient Brera district and its art gallery.