Are you ready to take a step back through time? This small group guided tour dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper will allow you to learn more about one of the most brilliant minds in history and discover the incredible genesis of one of the masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance in the heart of Milan
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The guided tour for small groups of the Last Supper is a must for anyone who spends a few days in the Lombard capital. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and an absolute masterpiece of the history of art, the Renaissance wall painting represents one of the highest professional peaks of Leonardo's career, the perfect synthesis of years of technical and expressive research.
The importance of the work and the need to preserve it with intense care and devotion have led the museum to adopt a strict policy in organizing the influx of visitors and entrances, staggered every 15 minutes. Thanks to this tour and the exclusive Saltalafila ticket, however, you will have the opportunity to access directly inside the refectory avoiding long queues and enjoy an unforgettable experience in complete tranquility.
The fascinating history of the Last Supper
The Last Supper with its timeless charm, its communicative power and its beauty has always enchanted anyone who stops to observe it. This tour is the perfect opportunity to find out much more. You will discover the genesis, the details and the legends that surround it as well as the extraordinary circumstances of its creation. Made on commission by Ludovico Il Moro between 1494 and 1498, the painting occupies the north wall of the refectory of the convent adjacent to the Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
This is the most famous representation of the Last Supper as described in the Gospel according to John. Leonardo, who didn’t appreciate the fresco technique, studied an experimental mixture based on oil, egg and tempera that allowed him to make adjustments over time. The compound, however, already in the years following its realization began to crumble and detach from the wall (which separated it from the kitchens of the refectory, a humid place par excellence) creating cracks and making conservation extremely difficult.
The meaning of the painting
The arrangement of the figures, the use of colour and perspective then captivated art historians for centuries, favouring the flourishing of theories about the true meaning and message that the painter wanted to convey. Famous is the historical hypothesis, already disproven, presented by Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code which would see in John, the figure sitting to the right of Christ, actually Mary Magdalene.
The advice is therefore to make the most of the precious time you will have at your disposal to observe every detail of this splendid painting. Survived miraculously the bombings of the Second World War, Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper will never cease to arouse wonder and questions.
Listen to its story told by an expert guide
The company of a friendly and engaging professional guide will make a real difference on this private excursion to discover Leonardo's Last Supper. A trained figure who will be able to answer all your questions, doubts or curiosities with competence, making your tour an enriching and complete experience. Let us take you for a walk through time and the genius of one of the most brilliant minds in history.
More Last Supper Tours with skip the line tickets
Discover the magnificent masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance with a comprehensive 3 hour Last Supper Tour in Milan. With our skip the line tickets, you can bypass the long lines and spend more time admiring the famous Cenacolo Vinciano, also known as The Last Supper. This iconic painting, created by the legendary Leonardo da Vinci, is a must-see attraction for tourists interested in art, history, and culture. In addition to the Last Supper, this tour also includes visits to some of the most famous landmarks in Milan, including the Milan Duomo, the Teatro alla Scala, and the Sforza Castle. You will be able to experience the rich history and culture of this beautiful city and admire the stunning architecture, art, and music that it has to offer.
Our experienced guides will lead the way, providing you with insightful information about each of these landmark attractions, and ensuring that you have a memorable experience. With our Last Supper Tour, you can explore the best of Milan, including its most famous artwork, its magnificent architecture, and its rich cultural heritage.
Book your Last Supper Tour today and experience the magic of the Italian Renaissance in person. With our skip the line tickets, you can spend less time waiting in line and more time admiring the masterpieces of Milan.
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