This monument of Leonardo da Vinci and his disciples was created by the sculptor Pietro Magni in 1872. Ever since that time it stands at the Piazza della Scala in front of famous opera theater. Although the costumes of Leonardo and his disciples are not very accurate anyway monument itself is beautiful and long ago became one of “must see” places in Milan.
To commemorate a famous person of the country, this has been a landmark in Piazza Scala for years. He had been in Milan for quite some time, and designed/sketched the famous racehorse that later became a statue for all to see. It was intended for Francesco Sforza as an equestrian dedication. It is located by the Museum of Science for technical work of Da Vinci.
The monument in the middle of Piazza della Scala is of Leonardo Da Vinci by Pietro Magni (1872). Around its base, visitors can admire the statues of the four disciples of the great artist and scientist: Antonio Boltraffio, Marco d'Oggiono, Andrea Solari and Cesare da Sesto.
Standing in from of the La Scala Theatre surrounded by four of his pupils is the Leonardo da Vinci statue. Carved of Carrara marble, it was inaugurated in 1872.