• 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

Activities

Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus and Pinacoteca Ambrosiana guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus and Pinacoteca Ambrosiana guided tour
25 mt

Semi-private Milan tour with Last Supper tickets

  • Art & Culture
Semi-private Milan tour with Last Supper tickets
32 mt

Tickets and audio guide for Leonardo's Vineyard and Atellani House

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

Skip the line tickets to the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci

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

Guided tour of Milan with Duomo, Last Supper and Sforza Castle

  • Art & Culture
Guided tour of Milan with Duomo, Last Supper and Sforza Castle
544 mt

Milan walking tour in Russian language

  • Art & Culture
Milan walking tour in Russian language
593 mt

Private Tour of Sforza Castle, Triennale and Branca Tower

  • Art & Culture
Private Tour of Sforza Castle, Triennale and Branca Tower
665 mt

Torre Branca tickets

  • Art & Culture
Torre Branca tickets
798 mt

Private tour of Brera art gallery and Sforza castle

  • Art & Culture
Private tour of Brera art gallery and Sforza castle
864 mt

Sforza Castle guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Sforza Castle guided tour
908 mt

Sforza Castle and museums skip-the-line tickets

  • Art & Culture
Sforza Castle and museums skip-the-line tickets
919 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 hop-on hop-off bus tour: 24, 48, 72-hour tickets

  • Art & Culture
Milan hop-on hop-off bus tour: 24, 48, 72-hour tickets
1.02 km

Milan half-day city tour

  • Art & Culture
Milan half-day city tour
1.02 km

The Milan Pass

  • Lifestyle
The Milan Pass
1.02 km

Lake Como and Bellagio day trip

  • Art & Culture
Lake Como and Bellagio day trip
1.02 km

Gran tour of Milan with Last Supper, Duomo and La Scala guided visit

  • Art & Culture
Gran tour of Milan with Last Supper, Duomo and La Scala guided visit
1.03 km

Historical and modern Milan bike tour

  • Cycle Tourism
Historical and modern Milan bike tour
1.11 km

Personal Shopper Experience in Milan

  • Lifestyle
Personal Shopper Experience in Milan
1.12 km

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

MILAN ROYAL SUITES 10

Milano
MILAN ROYAL SUITES 10
144 mt

CASA BOCCACCIO

Milano
CASA BOCCACCIO
194 mt

DREAMS HOTEL RESIDENZA CORSO MAGENTA

Milano
DREAMS HOTEL RESIDENZA CORSO MAGENTA
219 mt

MAGENTA CADORNA ELEGANT APARTMENT

Milano
MAGENTA CADORNA ELEGANT APARTMENT
262 mt

VIA AURELIO SAFFI 15

Milano
VIA AURELIO SAFFI 15
264 mt

ISTITUTO FIGLIE DI BETLEM

Milano
ISTITUTO FIGLIE DI BETLEM
275 mt

CLEANBNB VINCENZO MONTI

Milano
CLEANBNB VINCENZO MONTI
291 mt

MAGENTA CADORNA ELEGANT APARTMENT MONTI

Milano
MAGENTA CADORNA ELEGANT APARTMENT MONTI
292 mt

IL CERCHIO DI REBECCA - IN LEONARDO'S LAST SUPPER APT 2 CORSO MAGENTA 83

Milano
IL CERCHIO DI REBECCA - IN LEONARDO'S LAST SUPPER APT 2 CORSO MAGENTA 83
292 mt

IL CERCHIO DI REBECCA - IN LEONARDO'S LAST SUPPER APT 1 CORSO MAGENTA 83

Milano
IL CERCHIO DI REBECCA - IN LEONARDO'S LAST SUPPER APT 1 CORSO MAGENTA 83
292 mt

IL CENACOLO

Milano
IL CENACOLO
309 mt

RESIDENZA METASTASIO SUB. 735

Milano
RESIDENZA METASTASIO SUB. 735
314 mt