Leonardo Interactive Gallery in ADDA
Would you like to touch the Atlantic Codex of Leonardo? Or to see how the waves and eddies
designed by the genius of Da Vinci are created? Walking with him along the Martesana Canal?
All that will be possible by visiting Leonardo in Adda, the interactive gallery arised by an idea of
Andrea Biffi and realized by Koinè Theater as part of the Abcd project of Parco Adda Nord.
The gallery is located in the House of the Guardian of waters in Vaprio d’Adda (Alzaia South
street n°3) in the old spaces used in the past as working-class inn. Leonardo in Adda is entirely
designed and dedicated to the stays of Leonardo Da Vinci at the Adda River and his studies on
water and its movements, landscape and painting then collected in the Atlantic Code. It includes
three multimedia installations: “Theatre of the Atlantic Code”, “Catalogue of motions and waters”,
Visitors, divided into groups and equipped with audio guides, visit the three rooms and, thanks to
the magic of theater, will find themselves in the mind of the Genius.
The first hall, the Theatre of the Atlantic Code (rebuilt as an old print shop with a lot of tools and
dressers) give visitors the opportunity to look and touch 300 of more than 1,000 sheets of the
Atlantic Code, the precious copy 1 to 1 printed by Giunti Editore. An almost unique possibility in
The room of The Catalog of motions and waters has a great visual impact. On a “water table”, a
large aquarium containing over 14 thousand liters of water, the different water movements
described by Leonardo have been reproduced: waves, streams and eddies. Experiments, strobe
lights and theatrical narrative will bring visitors into a very involving experience.
The “Landscape Treaty” is a video installation simulating a Leonardo walk along the canal and the
“Riviera” of Vaprio d’Adda, rich of patrician villas such as Palazzo Melzi where Leonardo stayed for
Silk Museum, Garlate
Water Museum, Trezzo sull’Adda