What you will do
Inside the refectory of the Dominican convent close to the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, you can admire one of the world's most celebrated works: the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci.
Painted between 1494 and 1498 under the dukedom of Ludovico il Moro, Leonardo depicted the scene "a secco" (on a dry wall) on the wall of the convent’s refectory, abandoning the traditional technique of fresco painting.
Upon completion however, it was observed that this new method and environment factors had contributed to the deterioration of the work, that has undergone various restorations. The most recent dates back to 1999, where several scientific methods were used to restore the original features and where possible to remove the traces of paint applied during the previous interventions.
Extensive measures have been taken to protect the fresco from further exposure. To ensure that the fresco be kept at room temperature, a maximum of 25 people is admitted every 15 minutes.
The tour also includes a guided visit to Santa Maria delle Grazie church. The apse of the church is widely believed to be designed by Donato Bramante.
Our tours are led by professional guides who are licensed by the city of Milan. They are either native speakers or speak the requested language very well.
Daily except Monday
1 hour 30 minutes
Milano, Lombardia, Italy
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