In 1482 the Duke of Sforza commissionned the largest equine statue ever conceived, Leonardo worked on the project for 17 years but when the project was ready, a war prevented bronze - precious in warfare - from being used for statues. Nearly 500 years later, Charlie Dent decided that Leonardo and Italy should have The Horse , as a gesture of appreciation from the American people for the immense cultural, artistic, and scientific legacy of the Italian Renaissance for the American culture.
The statue now stands at the hyppodrome, near Stadio Meazza. It is impressive in size and craftsmanship. It conveys balance and power and is set in a peaceful garden near the racetrack. It's kind of hard to reach with pubblic transport but it's worth the detour from the beaten track.
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