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Il Cenacolo, Milan

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One of the most famous paintings in the world, Leonardo da Vinci's Il Cenacolo is a 15th-century mural in the World Heritage-listed convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie. This painting is one of the most studied, scrutinized, and satirized works of art ever. It was created for the artist's patron, Ludovico Sforza, and represents the scene of the last supper attended by Jesus and all of his disciples, as told by the Gospel of John. The painting measures 460 cm by 880 cm (180 in by 350 in) and covers an end wall of the convent's dining hall. Though little of the original painting remains today, repeated restoration efforts have prevented the image from completely deteriorating. To see this masterpiece, you must book tickets ahead of time, often months in advance. Go online to explore guided tour options and see available time slots. Make Il Cenacolo a part of your Milan vacation plans using our Milan itinerary planner.
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  • This mural painting (1490 dc)by Leonardo Da Vinci is very famous and beautiful. You must listen the guide that will make you discover interesting particulars. You can see the paint only for 15 min, an...  more »
  • After waiting for a long time I finally managed to arrange a visit (the quietest month of the year is January which has more chances to succeed in your intent). The excitement was really great though sadly the minutes you have available are not many and when they invite you to leave the room you would like to stay still. Really wonderful Opera brought back to its former splendor by a meticulous restoration and well managed. Equally brilliant (albeit less known and often barely mentioned) the painting of the crucifixion of Montorfano lying in the same room and occupies the entire wall opposite. A truly unique experience!
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  • I recommend it to everyone, it is too beautiful to look at, is also very popular with tourists but should go the Milanese ... The last supper, the last supper of Jesus, go see it worth it.
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