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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

Where
Cenacolo Vinciano
P.zza Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, Milano
Contacts
+39 02 92800360
Official site
Infopoint
InfoPoint - Ufficio Turismo del Comune di Milano
Piazza Duomo, 14, Milano
+39 02 88455555

The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci is a shining example of the artist's genius. Originally titled Ultima Cena, it is considered as his masterpiece.

It was added to the list of Unesco World Heritage Sites along the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in 1980, guarding it in its convent. It is one of the greatest artworks ever created and exhibited in Lombardy, it is said to be painted between 1495 and 1498 using gouache on plaster in a refectory wall where monks gathered to enjoy their daily meals. 

This painting was made with the purpose of reminding the religious community that everyday life should reflect that of Jesus Christ and his Apostles. It was commissioned by Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan at the time in order to embellish the temple and the city itself.  

The painter's masterful strokes give the impression of being in a larger hall, the used technique allowed him to retouch the image at later times until they were perfect. Unfortunately, this method was prone to gradual deterioration, thus needing occasional restoration efforts over the centuries. The latest one lasted twenty years, but at last, it was brought back to its original splendor. 

Do not forget to add any of the Unesco Sites in Lombardy to your vacation.


Opening hours

Tuesday - Sunday: 8.15am - 7.00pm with continuous opening time (last admission at 6.45pm).

Closed every Monday and in the days: 1 January, 1 May, 25 December.

The visit shifts last 15 min. for a maximum number of 25 people at a time. Reservations are required for all ticket types. Paid admission.

Take me here: The Last Supper

Places

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
  • Religious Tourism
Santa Maria delle Grazie, inspiring churches in Lombardy
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
162 mt

Needle, Thread and Knot

  • Art & Culture
Needle, Thread and Knot in Piazzale Cadorna
584 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
588 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
649 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
653 mt

Triennale

  • Art & Culture
Triennale
680 mt

Sempione Park

  • Active & Green
Sempione Park
873 mt

Roman Theatre of Milan

Discover the Roman Theatre of Milan
  • Art & Culture
Roman Theatre of Milan
971 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
1.05 km

Piccolo Teatro

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

Ticinese columns of San Lorenzo

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Ticinese columns of San Lorenzo
1.2 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
1.21 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
1.23 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
1.24 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
1.26 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
1.27 km

Basilica di San Simpliciano

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

Milan, the Culture of flavours

  • Food & Wine
Pigeon skewer according to Enrico Bartolini
1.41 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
1.46 km

Events

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
820 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
820 mt

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
1.22 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
1.67 km

Canova. I volti ideali

Galleria d’Arte Moderna
Via Palestro, 16, Milano
25/10/2019 - 15/03/2020
  • Art & Culture
Canova. I volti ideali
2.4 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
3.01 km

Advent and Christmas magic in Villa Arconati-Far

Villa Arconati
Via Fametta, Castellazzo di Bollate (MI)
01/12/2019 - 15/12/2019
  • Art & Culture
Advent and Christmas magic in Villa Arconati-Far
11.75 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
15 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
15 mt

Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper guided tour

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

The Last Supper and Santa Maria delle Grazie Tour

  • Art & Culture
The Last Supper and Santa Maria delle Grazie Tour
35 mt

Best of Milan tour with Leonardo's vineyard

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

Renaissance treasures walking tour with Da Vinci's Last Supper

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

Last Supper tour with Santa Maria delle Grazie Church

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

Historical tour of Milan with Last Supper tickets

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

Last Supper special late night guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Last Supper special late night guided tour
42 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
44 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
44 mt

Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper and Codex Atlanticus

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

Tickets and audioguide for Leonardo's Vineyard and Atellani House

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

Semi-private Milan walking tour with Last Supper

  • Art & Culture
Semi-private Milan walking tour with Last Supper
70 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
196 mt

Biglietti per il Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

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Biglietti per il Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci
369 mt

Best of Lake Como Experience from Milan, Cruise and Landscapes

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Best of Lake Como Experience from Milan, Cruise and Landscapes
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Full-day walking tour with Da Vinci’s Last Supper, Duomo and Michelangelo’s Pietà Rondanini

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

Milan tour with Duomo, Last Supper and Sforza Castle

  • Art & Culture
Milan tour with Duomo, Last Supper and Sforza Castle
530 mt

Private Tour of Sforza Castle, Triennale and Branca Tower

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Private Tour of Sforza Castle, Triennale and Branca Tower
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MILAN ROYAL SUITES 10

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HINTOWN ZENALE 7

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EASYHOMES BOCCACCIO 19

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VIA AURELIO SAFFI 15

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YOOF SRLS

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ISTITUTO FIGLIE DI BETLEM

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