Provincia di Bologna

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The famous map of Imola is work of the illustrious artist. It is the first zenith map and the oldest example of a town map still preserved.

Leonardo was called upon by Cesare Borgia in 1502 as a military engineer to inspect the defence system of the Rocca Sforzesca (Fortress). After inspecting the town, he elaborated the famous urban map, with modern intuition and a picturesque touch, and he also traced some sketches of the antique areas of the town.

These documents belong to the Royal Collection of Windsor Castle.

 
Come arrivare nella località
Info on the tourist location

IAT - Tourist Information Office Municipality of Imola

Galleria Centro Cittadino

via Emilia 135 - 40026 Imola (BO)

Tel: +39 0542 602207; Fax: +39 0542 602141

 

Opening times: Monday to Friday 8.30am-1.00pm; Tuesday also 3.00pm-6.00pm;

Saturday 8.30am-12.30am
Late night openings on Sundays and holidays during major events in the city.

 

 
 
Last update: 21-10-2013

Edited by Area Imolese