• Unesco Sites
    • Religious Tourism
    • Art & Culture
    • Leonardo

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, 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

Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

  • Art & Culture
Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci
463 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

A symbol of the city, in Piazza Cadorna. The sculpture all about Milan, by pop art masters, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen
  • Art & Culture
Needle, Thread, and Knot
566 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
Castello Sforzesco, Milano
671 mt

The Catalpa of the Sforza Castle

  • Active & Green
The Catalpa of the Sforza Castle
687 mt

The Caucasian Walnut of Parco Sempione

  • Active & Green
The Caucasian Walnut of Parco Sempione
687 mt

Triennale

  • Art & Culture
@inlombardia - Triennale di Milano
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

Activities

The Last Supper, guided tour to the great work of Leonardo

  • Art & Culture
The Last Supper, guided tour to the great work of Leonardo
19 mt

Guided tour of the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio

  • Art & Culture
Guided tour of the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio
493 mt

San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, a very precious jewel

  • Art & Culture
San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, a very precious jewel
646 mt

Aperitif on the Torre Branca, in the center of Parco Sempione

  • Art & Culture
Aperitif on the Torre Branca, in the center of Parco Sempione
733 mt

Castello Sforzesco of Milan – The life at Court

  • Art & Culture
Castello Sforzesco of Milan – The life at Court
811 mt

On the vintage tram in Milan, in the 1920’s atmosphere

  • Art & Culture
On the vintage tram in Milan, in the 1920’s atmosphere
896 mt

Leonardo da Vinci in Milan

  • Art & Culture
Leonardo da Vinci in Milan
935 mt

The heart of Milan

  • Art & Culture
The heart of Milan
990 mt

Milan Street Art Tour, Navigli and Ticinese area

  • Art & Culture
Milan Street Art Tour, Navigli and Ticinese area
1.18 km

The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, a tour to the masterpieces of Art

  • Art & Culture
The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana,  a tour to the masterpieces of Art
1.19 km

Longboard course for beginners

  • Active & Green
Longboard course for beginners
1.44 km

Guided tour of the Museum of La Scala, Milan

  • Art & Culture
Guided tour of the Museum of La Scala, Milan
1.47 km

The Pinacoteca of Brera, a collection of absolute masterpieces

  • Art & Culture
The Pinacoteca of Brera, a collection of absolute masterpieces
1.48 km

Guided tour of Classic Milan

  • Art & Culture
Guided tour of Classic Milan
1.5 km

Milan - Franciacorta - Venice

  • Golf
Milan - Franciacorta - Venice
1.52 km

Licensed tour, hiking and experiential Guides in Lombardia

  • Active & Green
Licensed tour, hiking and experiential Guides in Lombardia
1.58 km

Private Tour discover Milan Highlights

  • Art & Culture
Private Tour discover Milan Highlights
1.58 km

Guided tour by boat on the Navigli of Milan

  • Art & Culture
Guided tour by boat on the Navigli of Milan
1.61 km

On the Navigli between courtyards and old-fashioned houses

  • Art & Culture
On the Navigli between courtyards and old-fashioned houses
1.65 km

Private walking tour Milan the city of fashion

  • Art & Culture
Private walking tour Milan the city of fashion
1.75 km

Where to sleep

Palazzo delle Stelline

Milano
Palazzo delle Stelline
98 mt

MAGENTA 78 SUB 773

MILANO
MAGENTA 78 SUB 773
121 mt

CORSO MAGENTA 78 Sub.704

Milano
CORSO MAGENTA 78 Sub.704
121 mt

ANTICA LOCANDA LEONARDO S.R.L. CORSO MAGENTA 78 sub. 705

Milano
ANTICA LOCANDA LEONARDO S.R.L. CORSO MAGENTA 78 sub. 705
121 mt

Antica Locanda Leonardo

Milano
Antica Locanda Leonardo
121 mt

Hintown Zenale 7

Milano
Hintown Zenale 7
134 mt

CORSO MAGENTA 62 SUB 710

MILANO
CORSO MAGENTA 62 SUB 710
144 mt

Corso Magenta 62 sub 708

MILANO
Corso Magenta 62 sub 708
144 mt

MAGENTA 62 sub 717

MILANO
MAGENTA 62 sub 717
144 mt

Milan Royal Suites 10

Milano
Milan Royal Suites 10
144 mt

MILAN ROYAL SUITES MAGENTA 60/62 SUB. 715

MILANO
MILAN ROYAL SUITES MAGENTA 60/62 SUB. 715
168 mt

Corso Magenta 62 sub 713

MILANO
Corso Magenta 62 sub 713
169 mt

Sofi Magenta sub 706

MILANO
Sofi Magenta sub 706
169 mt

Rignano Boccaccio 33

MILANO
Rignano Boccaccio 33
177 mt

Boccaccio 33 sub 724

MILANO
Boccaccio 33 sub 724
194 mt

ITALIANWAY Bandello 4/1 Sub.734

MILANO
ITALIANWAY Bandello 4/1 Sub.734
201 mt

VIA SAFFI AURELIO 24 sub. 503

MILANO
VIA SAFFI AURELIO 24 sub. 503
207 mt

CAV SAFFI SUB. 52

MILANO
CAV SAFFI SUB. 52
207 mt

Boccaccio 15a sub 3

MILANO
Boccaccio 15a sub 3
225 mt

Saffi 20 sub 13

MILANO
Saffi 20 sub 13
237 mt