• Religious Tourism
    • Art & Culture
    • Leonardo 500

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

Leonardo’s Vineyard

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, Musei Milano
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

Roman Theatre of Milan

Discover the Roman Theatre of Milan
  • Art & Culture
Roman Theatre of Milan
967 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

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

The Last Supper after Leonardo

Fondazione Stelline
Corso Magenta 61, Milano
01/04/2019 - 30/06/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Wang Guangyi_The Last Supper
117 mt

Leonardo da Vinci Parade

Museo nazionale della scienza e della tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci
Via San Vittore, 21, Milano
19/07/2018 - 13/10/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Leonardo da Vinci Parade
366 mt

Leonardo and the Sala delle Asse converging nature, art and science

Museo di Arte Antica, Sala dei Ducali - Cappella Ducale
Castello Sforzesco, Milano
16/05/2019 - 18/08/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Madonna col bambino
842 mt

Virtual Museum of Leonardo’s Milan

Museo di Arte Antica, Sala delle Armi
Castello Sforzesco, Milano
02/05/2019 - 12/01/2020
  • Leonardo 500
Milano Leonardo
842 mt

Extraordinary opening of Sala delle Asse

Museo di Arte Antica, Sala delle Asse
Castello Sforzesco, Milano
02/05/2019 - 12/01/2020
  • Leonardo 500
Sala della Asse
842 mt

Cheese For People Awards 2019

Il Viaggiator Goloso
Via Belisario, 1 Milano
30/04/2019 - 08/05/2019
  • Food & Wine
Cheese For People Awards 2019
1.2 km

Leonardo and his School in the Ambrosiana’s collections

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Piazza Pio XI 2, Milano
01/12/2018 - 31/01/2020
  • Leonardo 500
Mappa della Città di Milano - Leonardo da Vinci
1.21 km

Being Leonardo da Vinci. An impossible interview

Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato
Via Rivoli, 6, Milano
02/05/2019 - 05/05/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Intervista Leonardo
1.22 km

WellFOOD Food that is good for health and business

Palazzo Giureconsulti
Piazza dei Mercanti, 2 Milano
03/05/2019
  • Food & Wine
WellFOOD  Food that is good for health and business
1.37 km

10 Luppoli Spritz- The Leonardian aperitif of the Navigli

c/o “10 LUPPOLI” - Via Alzaia Naviglio Grande, n.4 - 20144 Milano
03/05/2019 - 09/05/2019
  • Food & Wine
10 Luppoli Spritz- The Leonardian aperitif of the Navigli
1.58 km

Gaffurio and the Maestros of the Chapel in the Duomo di Milano at Leonardo’s time

Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milano
17/06/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Organo Leonardo
1.6 km

The wonderful world of nature before and after Leonardo

Palazzo Reale
Piazza del Duomo 12, Milano
05/03/2019 - 07/07/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Il meraviglioso mondo della natura
1.66 km

Leonardo’s ‘Last Supper’ for Francis I: a masterpiece of silk and silver

Palazzo Reale
Piazza del Duomo 12, Milano
07/10/2019 - 12/01/2020
  • Leonardo 500
La cena di Leonardo per Francesco I
1.66 km

MAPIC FOOD

MiCo Milano Congressi - North Wing Entrance, Gattamelata, Gate 15, 20149 Milano MI, Italy
08/05/2019 - 09/05/2019
  • Food & Wine
MAPIC FOOD
2.13 km

Aperitifs in the city

HOTEL MANIN - Via Daniele Manin, 7 - 20121 Milano
08/05/2019
  • Food & Wine
Aperitifs in the city
2.17 km

Aperitifs in the city

TOCQ - Via Alessio di Tocqueville, 7/D - 20154 Milano
06/05/2019
  • Food & Wine
Aperitifs in the city
2.23 km

Tour through the wineries of Milan

Il Cinghiale Rosso - V.le Monte Grappa, 6/a - 20124 Milano
03/05/2019 - 04/05/2019
  • Food & Wine
Tour through the wineries of Milan
2.29 km

Tour through the wineries of Milan

CIZ Cantina e Cucina - Viale Premuda, 44 - 20129 Milano
07/05/2019 - 08/05/2019
  • Food & Wine
Tour through the wineries of Milan
2.86 km

La Lombardia di Leonardo dall'alto

Palazzo Lombardia
Piazza Città di Lombardia, 1, Milano
12/05/2019 - 22/12/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Logo Leonardo
3.04 km

Tour through the wineries of Milan

Cantine Milano - Wine & Restaurant
Via Traù,1 Milano
05/05/2019 - 06/05/2019
  • Food & Wine
Tour through the wineries of Milan
3.08 km

Activities

Last Supper tour with Santa Maria delle Grazie Church

  • Art & Culture
Last Supper tour with Santa Maria delle Grazie Church
1 mt

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

Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper and Codex Atlanticus

  • Art & Culture
Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper and Codex Atlanticus
25 mt

Last Supper special late night guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Last Supper special late night guided tour
26 mt

Historical tour of Milan with Last Supper tickets

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

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

  • Leonardo 500
Exclusive skip-the-line guided visit of Leonardo da Vinci's vineyard
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

Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper guided tour
66 mt

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

  • Leonardo 500
3-hour guided tour of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper and Codex Atlanticus
195 mt

Biglietti per il Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

  • Art & Culture
Biglietti per il Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia 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

The Litta Variations - Opus 5

  • Art & Culture
The Litta Variations - Opus 5
596 mt

Last Supper and San Maurizio Church guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Last Supper and San Maurizio Church guided tour
646 mt

Leonardo, the Painter

  • Art & Culture
Leonardo, the Painter
671 mt

Where to sleep

BRERA APARTMENT IN MAGENTA

Milano
BRERA APARTMENT IN MAGENTA
57 mt

ATELLANI APARTMENTS SFORZA

Milano
ATELLANI APARTMENTS SFORZA
57 mt

ATELLANI APARTMENTS BEATRICE

Milano
ATELLANI APARTMENTS BEATRICE
57 mt

ATELLANI APARTMENTS

Milano
ATELLANI APARTMENTS
57 mt

PALAZZO DELLE STELLINE

Milano
PALAZZO DELLE STELLINE
98 mt

CAVOLI A MERENDA SUITES

Milano
CAVOLI A MERENDA SUITES
98 mt

ANTICA LOCANDA LEONARDO

Milano
ANTICA LOCANDA LEONARDO
121 mt

HINTOWN ZENALE 7

Milano
HINTOWN ZENALE 7
134 mt

CASA LEONARDO

Milano
CASA LEONARDO
177 mt

CV BANDELLO

Milano
CV BANDELLO
184 mt

CASA BOCCACCIO

Milano
CASA BOCCACCIO
194 mt

EASYHOMES BOCCACCIO 19

Milano
EASYHOMES BOCCACCIO 19
209 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

MAGENTA CADORNA ELEGANT APARTMENT

Milano
MAGENTA CADORNA ELEGANT APARTMENT
262 mt

IMMOBILIARE CLARINOVA S.R.L.

Milano
IMMOBILIARE CLARINOVA S.R.L.
262 mt

VIA AURELIO SAFFI 15

Milano
VIA AURELIO SAFFI 15
264 mt

ISTITUTO FIGLIE DI BETLEM

Milano
ISTITUTO FIGLIE DI BETLEM
275 mt

CV SAFFI

Milano
CV SAFFI
279 mt

COGO SAFFI

Milano
COGO SAFFI
279 mt