• Religious Tourism
    • Art & Culture

Santa Maria delle Grazie

An impressive piece of architecture in the heart of Milan, inextricably linked to the fresco by Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper

Where
Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, 20123 Milano
Contacts

The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is a Reinassance marvel and one of the most popular churches in Milan. 

It was erected between 1453 and 1497 on top of the ashes of an ancient chapel to serve as a masoleum destinated to Duke Galeazzo Sforza's family. Artistic and religious tourism in Milan come together in one of Unesco Heritage Sites, displaying The Last Supper at the refrectory of the convent. 

Construction work was led by Giuniforte Solari, then completed by Bramante in 1490, who lit its aisles up by building a monumental grandstand covered by a dome.

From 1553 to 1778 this monastery became a tribunal for the Inquisition and served as barracks after the period of Napoleonic destruction. The compound was damaged in 1943 during the Allied bombings, destroying its cloister yet keeping intact its precious artwork by Leonardo da Vinci.

This famous painting under went a 20 years-long restoration effort in order to bring back its old colors, which faded due to the passage of time, smog and dust. Nowadays it is an attractive destination for domestic and international tourism.

Do not miss the chance of visiting the city. Its landmarks and places of worship will certainly enhance your stay.

Take me here: Santa Maria delle Grazie

Places

The Last Supper

The Last Supper is the masterpiece of Leonardo da Vinci. A Unesco Heritage site along the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan
  • Unesco Sites
The Last Supper
38 mt

Vigna di Leonardo

Leonardo's Vineyard is located in Milan, in front of the Santa Maria delle Grazie church; it was given to Leonardo by Ludovico il Moro.
  • Art & Culture
Vigna di Leonardo, museums in Milan
152 mt

Sant'Ambrogio Basilica

One of the symbols of the city of Milan, is dedicated to its patron saint, whose feast is celebrated every year on December 7th
  • Religious Tourism
Sant'Ambrogio Basilica, a monumental landmark
559 mt

Needle, Thread and Knot

  • Art & Culture
Needle, Thread and Knot in Piazzale Cadorna
600 mt

Church of San Maurizio

In the heart of Milan, is defined the Sistine Chapel of Lombardy. Completely frescoed leaves you breathless
  • Religious Tourism
Church of San Maurizio
649 mt

Sforza Castle

Social life in Milan has always revolved around the Sforza Castle, a symbol of the city’s renowned industriousness and its love of beauty
  • Art & Culture
Sforza Castle
671 mt

Triennale

  • Art & Culture
Triennale
716 mt

Sempione Park

  • Active & Green
Sempione Park
904 mt

Arco della Pace

Numerous architectural symbols of Milan. The imposing arch that stands out in the middle of Corso Sempione is one of these
  • Art & Culture
Arco della Pace, the Arch of Peace
1.09 km

Ticinese columns of San Lorenzo

  • Lifestyle
Ticinese columns of San Lorenzo
1.17 km

Columns of San Lorenzo

A space in the city where time seems to have stopped: just beyond the Porta Ticinese, one of the most evocative views of Milan
  • Art & Culture
Colums of San Lorenzo
1.18 km

Porta romana

It was the Imperial gate and is the main gateway to Milan. From it started the road to the Ancient Rome
  • Art & Culture
Porta Romana
1.19 km

Piccolo Teatro

"An Arts Theatre for Everyone" since 1947.
  • Art & Culture
Piccolo Teatro
1.2 km

Museo Mangini Bonomi

Housed in an elegant Milanese building, the museum exhibits an extensive collection organized in 40 sections
  • Art & Culture
Museo Mangini Bonomi, Musei Milano
1.22 km

Ambrosian Picture Gallery

It houses the largest collection of Leonardo's sheets, the Codex Atlanticus, exhibited thanks to temporary thematic exhibitions
  • Art & Culture
Ambrosian Picture Gallery
1.23 km

San Lorenzo Basilica

Majestic, it is preceded by 16 Roman columns, with Corinthian capitals, which delimit one side of the late-antique portico
  • Religious Tourism
San Lorenzo Basilica
1.24 km

Teatro Nazionale

Not just musicals! Many initiatives at Teatro Nazionale: the Kids Academy, exhibitions, events ... and the Parco delle Arti.
  • Art & Culture
Teatro Nazionale
1.27 km

Basilica di San Simpliciano

  • Religious Tourism
Basilica di San Simpliciano, Churches of Milan
1.36 km

Milan, the Culture of flavours

  • Food & Wine
Pigeon skewer according to Enrico Bartolini
1.37 km

Naviglio Pavese

The Naviglio Pavese was a dream come true, the dream that had lasted five centuries of a direct link between Pavia and Milan.
  • Navigli
Naviglio_Pavese
1.43 km

Events

Leonardo3 - The World of Leonardo

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Ingresso Piazza della Scala Milano
01/03/2013 - 31/12/2018
  • Art & Culture
Leonardo3 - The World of Leonardo
1.49 km

Activities

Last minute Da Vinci's Last Supper guided tour with skip-the-line tickets

  • Art & Culture
Last minute Da Vinci's Last Supper guided tour with skip-the-line tickets
23 mt

Exclusive Da Vinci's Last Supper tour by night with dinner at Eataly

  • Art & Culture
Exclusive Da Vinci's Last Supper tour by night with dinner at Eataly
23 mt

Historical tour of Milan with Last Supper tickets

  • Art & Culture
Historical tour of Milan with Last Supper tickets
27 mt

Exclusive skip-the-line guided visit of Leonardo da Vinci's vineyard

  • Art & Culture
Exclusive skip-the-line guided visit of Leonardo da Vinci's vineyard
28 mt

Da Vinci's Last Supper skip-the-line tickets and guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Da Vinci's Last Supper skip-the-line tickets and guided tour
28 mt

Best of Milan tour with Leonardo's vineyard

  • Art & Culture
Best of Milan tour with Leonardo's vineyard
28 mt

Renaissance treasures walking tour with Da Vinci's Last Supper

  • Art & Culture
Renaissance treasures walking tour with Da Vinci's Last Supper
28 mt

Semi-private Milan walking tour with Last Supper and Duomo Rooftop

  • Art & Culture
Semi-private Milan walking tour with Last Supper and Duomo Rooftop
32 mt

Tickets and audioguide for Leonardo's Vineyard and Atellani House

  • Art & Culture
Tickets and audioguide for Leonardo's Vineyard and Atellani House
33 mt

3-hour guided tour of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper and Codex Atlanticus

  • Art & Culture
3-hour guided tour of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper and Codex Atlanticus
195 mt

Tickets to the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci

  • Art & Culture
Tickets to the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci
330 mt

Full-day walking tour with Da Vinci’s Last Supper, Duomo and Michelangelo’s Pietà Rondanini

  • Art & Culture
Full-day walking tour with Da Vinci’s Last Supper, Duomo and Michelangelo’s Pietà Rondanini
536 mt

Guided Tour of Como and Cruise to Bellagio and Lecco

  • Art & Culture
Guided Tour of Como and Cruise to Bellagio and Lecco
537 mt

Como Lake with Bellagio and Lugano day trip from Milan

  • Art & Culture
Como Lake with Bellagio and Lugano day trip from Milan
556 mt

Torre Branca tickets

  • Art & Culture
Torre Branca tickets
798 mt

Traditional home cooking class in Milan

  • Food & Wine
Traditional home cooking class in Milan
891 mt

Sforza Castle and museums skip-the-line tickets

  • Art & Culture
Sforza Castle and museums skip-the-line tickets
919 mt

A day in the life of Leonardo: the Last Supper, the Sforza Castle and Bramante´s Sacristy

  • Art & Culture
A day in the life of Leonardo: the Last Supper, the Sforza Castle and Bramante´s Sacristy
923 mt

Classic tour of Lake Como with Bellagio and Varenna

  • Art & Culture
Classic tour of Lake Como with Bellagio and Varenna
965 mt

Lake Como shores and slopes walking tour from Milan

  • Art & Culture
Lake Como shores and slopes walking tour from Milan
965 mt

Where to sleep

ATELLANI APARTMENTS

Milano
ATELLANI APARTMENTS
57 mt

BRERA APARTMENT IN MAGENTA

Milano
BRERA APARTMENT IN MAGENTA
57 mt

CAVOLI A MERENDA SUITES

Milano
CAVOLI A MERENDA SUITES
98 mt

PALAZZO DELLE STELLINE

Milano
PALAZZO DELLE STELLINE
98 mt

ANTICA LOCANDA LEONARDO

Milano
ANTICA LOCANDA LEONARDO
121 mt

DREAMS HOTEL RESIDENZA CORSO MAGENTA

Milano
DREAMS HOTEL RESIDENZA CORSO MAGENTA
219 mt

DESIGN STUDIO MILAN HISTORIC CENTER

Milano
DESIGN STUDIO MILAN HISTORIC CENTER
254 mt

ISTITUTO FIGLIE DI BETLEM

Milano
ISTITUTO FIGLIE DI BETLEM
275 mt

ROOM GARDEN

Milano
ROOM GARDEN
309 mt

MILAN FLAT

Milano
MILAN FLAT
314 mt

B&B HOTEL MILANO SANT'AMBROGIO

Milano
B&B HOTEL MILANO SANT'AMBROGIO
334 mt

CAV CASA DOLCE CASA

Milano
CAV CASA DOLCE CASA
349 mt

MONTI

Milano
MONTI
353 mt

RESIDENCE SAN VITTORE 49

Milano
RESIDENCE SAN VITTORE 49
381 mt

B&B LA CASA DI LEONARDO

Milano
B&B LA CASA DI LEONARDO
386 mt

CASA ANGELICA

Milano
CASA ANGELICA
396 mt

HOMY APARTMENTS

Milano
HOMY APARTMENTS
400 mt

HOMEY MILANO

Milano
HOMEY MILANO
400 mt

STUNNING STUDIO DOWNTOWN MILAN

Milano
STUNNING STUDIO DOWNTOWN MILAN
407 mt

HEART APARTMENTS

Milano
HEART APARTMENTS
408 mt