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San Sepolcro – Crypt of Leonardo


After more than 50 years the Crypt of Leonardo has opened again. It is one of the oldest underground Churches of Milan: realized around the XI century, it was the original center of the city (where the cardo crosses the decumano). It was also used as a tomb for important milanese families and prelates.

crypt of leonardo

Visiting it is a great opportunity to discover a breathtaking part of Milan:  the floor dates back to the roman period and XI century frescoes are painted on the walls. Traces of both the Crypt of Leonardo and of the Church over it can be found in Leonardo da Vinci's drawings.

The Crypt of Leonardo is located on the back of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, where Leonardo Da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus can be seen. The main entrance of the Crypt is in Piazza San Sepolcro, at right side of the Church.


WHERE: Crypt of Leonardo , Piazza San Sepolcro, Milano

WHEN: the Crypt is open only by reservation from Monday to Sunday 10.00-18.00, for groups of at least 10 people. It is also possible to book for smaller groups, but by purchasing a guaranteed minimum of 10 tickets. To make your reservation, write an email to: [email protected]; you can check the special opening time here > ;


  • Crypt only: 8€ (full ticket),  6€ (reduced ticket for MilanoCard holders)
  • Crypt + Ambrosiana20€ (full ticket),  15€ (reduced ticket for MilanoCard holders)
  • free entrance: children under 14 accompanied by a paying adult, visitors with disabilities and accompanying person, teachers accompanying school groups


  • Crypt only:  6€ 
  • Crypt + Ambrosiana 15€ 


To access more information, check the official website


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