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Leonardo da Vinci and the taming of the waters

One day guided tour to Vigevano and to a rice producion plant


In the morning a visit to a rice production plant, to learn about the industrial production of Lombardy’s most important crop. Afterwards, a visit to a Lomellina traditional rice farm, to learn about the history, development, nutritional value and techniques of cultivation of rice.

Lunch will be hand crafted – by the participants themselves!Under the guidance of a cook and rice expert, the students will create their own culinary masterpiece to satisfy their hunger and curiosity at the same time. After a risotto-based lunch, in the afternoon, a special extended Original History Walk of Vigevano, telling the incredible story of the Ideal City of the Renaissance and how Leonardo da Vinci made a contribution, among many other things, to the modern rice industry by learning to tame the waters required for its cultivation.


The trip to Vigevano includes

  • Welcome pack
  • Visit to a rice producing farm
  • The Original History Walk® Renaissance Genius of Vigevano with a modern storyteller
  • Light lunch, based on rice
  • Guided tour of Piazza Ducale in Vigevano
  • Bus Transfers
  • 2 staff members with the group at all times