The Last Supper. You've seen pictures, you've seen reproductions and you've even seen parodies. Leonardo's masterpiece is so ingrained in our culture, that a guided tour is an absolute essential for any visitor to Milan.
Last Supper Tour
Over an hour and fifteen minutes, you'll be taken around the stunning Dominican church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, a fifteenth-century convent and UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's in the refectory of this church, in the 1490s that the Italian genius, Leonardo DaVinci painted one of the most recognisable works in the western world. Commissioned by Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, great patron of the arts who also gave his name to the famous castle in the city.
The tour first takes you around the Santa Maria delle Grazie, a spectacular testament to the glory of Renaissance architecture, as well as Bramante's Cloister, an oasis of calm, green and beauty within the church. Then on to admire the masterwork.
Today, having survived nearly 500 years, bombardments during the Second World War, and several ill-conceived attempts at conservation in the eighteenth century, The Last Supper is in a fragile state. In fact, in 1556 - only sixty years after its completion - Leonardo's biographer Giorgio Vasari deemed the painting "ruined".
Today, restoration work has restored some of the former glory to the painting, and copies exist, but access to the original is jealously guarded. An extremely limited number of visits are available, making the sight of Leonardo's original masterpiece an exclusive treat. With this reservation, you have guaranteed entry, without having to wait in line, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see one of the most important works in the history of art.
And with an expert guide, you'll be accompanied every step of the way by anecdotes about the painting, its creation, preservation, significance and history. A truly unforgettable tour.
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English language Tour
1 hour 15 minutes.
The tour is exclusively in English.
Expert English speaking guide.
Skip the line ticket.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the same day (12:00 local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Santa Maria Della Grazie