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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.

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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

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Triennale
680 mt

Sempione Park

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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
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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
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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

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Basilica di San Simpliciano, Churches of Milan
1.33 km

Milan, the Culture of flavours

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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.
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Naviglio_Pavese
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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
45 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
67 mt

Semi-private Milan tour with Last Supper tickets

  • Art & Culture
Semi-private Milan tour with Last Supper tickets
70 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
369 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
530 mt

Milan walking tour in Russian language

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

Private Tour of Sforza Castle, Triennale and Branca Tower

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

Torre Branca tickets

  • Art & Culture
Torre Branca tickets
761 mt

Private tour of Brera art gallery and Sforza castle

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

Sforza Castle guided tour

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Sforza Castle guided tour
883 mt

Sforza Castle and museums skip-the-line tickets

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Sforza Castle and museums skip-the-line tickets
896 mt

Leonardo da Vinci in Milan

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Leonardo da Vinci in Milan
922 mt

The heart of Milan

  • Art & Culture
The heart of Milan
975 mt

Milan hop-on hop-off bus tour: 24, 48, 72-hour tickets

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Milan hop-on hop-off bus tour: 24, 48, 72-hour tickets
1.01 km

The Milan Pass

  • Lifestyle
The Milan Pass
1.01 km

Milan half-day city tour

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Milan half-day city tour
1.01 km

Lake Como and Bellagio day trip

  • Art & Culture
Lake Como and Bellagio day trip
1.01 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
1.02 km

Historical and modern Milan bike tour

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Historical and modern Milan bike tour
1.07 km

Personal Shopper Experience in Milan

  • Lifestyle
Personal Shopper Experience in Milan
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