Thanks to this unforgettable guided tour in Milan you will be able to visit in an exclusive way the Last Supper by the great master Leonardo da Vinci preserved inside the refectory of the convent adjacent to the sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie. In addition, with this tour you will avoid long and exhausting queues for access and a dedicated guide will chaperone you on this adventure.
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
Skip the line tickets
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 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.
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