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Il Cenacolo, Milan

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Historic Site
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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  • I've seen the Fresco at least 10 times and I hope I will see it another 20 times in future. In addition to the beauty of the Monastey and the masterpiece, what intrigues you most is its history, resto...  more »
  • I wasn't very sure of what I was going to find, because when you have something idealized long then always you have fear of disappointment, but it did not. I booked in advance through GetYouGuide because it is very crowded and they have a very short visits and with few people, to prevent the deterioration of the painting. Everything went well, we enter the set time, without any problems and we could enjoy one time of stay and two paintings of the same. If you are going to Milan, this is essential.
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  • the last supper though seen various times never ceases to thrill and to praise the genius of leonardo da vinci, a true masterpiece!!
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