• Unesco Sites

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
InfoMilano Galleria
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, 11
+39 02 8845555

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

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
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

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

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

Ticinese columns of San Lorenzo

  • Lifestyle
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

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

Love, Museums, Inspiration - Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence

Museo Bagatti Valsecchi
Via Gesù, 5, Milano
19/01/2018 - 24/06/2018
  • Art & Culture
Love, Museums, Inspiration - Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence
1.93 km

Activities

Last Supper tickets with guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Last Supper tickets with guided tour

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

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

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

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
44 mt

Hidden gems of Milan guided visit with Last Supper tickets

  • Art & Culture
Hidden gems of Milan guided visit with Last Supper tickets
44 mt

Last Supper tickets and Milan tour

  • Art & Culture
Last Supper tickets and Milan tour
44 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 and Duomo Rooftop

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

Da Vinci's Last Supper tickets and vineyard

  • Art & Culture
Da Vinci's Last Supper tickets and vineyard
86 mt

National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci tickets

  • Art & Culture
National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci tickets
369 mt

Guided Tour of Como and Cruise to Bellagio and Lecco

  • Art & Culture
Guided Tour of Como and Cruise to Bellagio and Lecco
513 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
520 mt

Milan tour with Duomo, Last Supper and Sforza Castle

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

Como Lake with Bellagio and Lugano day trip from Milan

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

Ancient streets and charming shops private tour

  • Art & Culture
Ancient streets and charming shops private tour
581 mt

Where to sleep

ATELLANI APARTMENTS

Milano
ATELLANI APARTMENTS
83 mt

BRERA APARTMENT IN MAGENTA

Milano
BRERA APARTMENT IN MAGENTA
83 mt

CAVOLI A MERENDA SUITES

Milano
CAVOLI A MERENDA SUITES
115 mt

PALAZZO DELLE STELLINE

Milano
PALAZZO DELLE STELLINE
115 mt

ANTICA LOCANDA LEONARDO

Milano
ANTICA LOCANDA LEONARDO
136 mt

DREAMS HOTEL RESIDENZA CORSO MAGENTA

Milano
DREAMS HOTEL RESIDENZA CORSO MAGENTA
226 mt

DESIGN STUDIO MILAN HISTORIC CENTER

Milano
DESIGN STUDIO MILAN HISTORIC CENTER
286 mt

MILAN FLAT

Milano
MILAN FLAT
288 mt

ISTITUTO FIGLIE DI BETLEM

Milano
ISTITUTO FIGLIE DI BETLEM
310 mt

CAV CASA DOLCE CASA

Milano
CAV CASA DOLCE CASA
312 mt

MONTI

Milano
MONTI
315 mt

ROOM GARDEN

Milano
ROOM GARDEN
335 mt

B&B LA CASA DI LEONARDO

Milano
B&B LA CASA DI LEONARDO
360 mt

STUNNING STUDIO DOWNTOWN MILAN

Milano
STUNNING STUDIO DOWNTOWN MILAN
369 mt

B&B HOTEL MILANO SANT'AMBROGIO

Milano
B&B HOTEL MILANO SANT'AMBROGIO
372 mt

HOMY APARTMENTS

Milano
HOMY APARTMENTS
384 mt

HOMEY MILANO

Milano
HOMEY MILANO
384 mt

CONVITTO UNIVERSITARIO MARCELLINE TOMMASEO

Milano
CONVITTO UNIVERSITARIO MARCELLINE TOMMASEO
385 mt

RESIDENCE SAN VITTORE 49

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RESIDENCE SAN VITTORE 49
397 mt

HEART APARTMENTS

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HEART APARTMENTS
415 mt