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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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  • Il Cenacolo or last supper excellently preserved. You can see the actual colors used in the restoration. It's amazing to see it in person. Too bad that in its history to do a door to the dining room of the Abbey toes amputated Christ...
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  • Tickets can be purchased on the day of viewing from hop on hop off tour bus hosts. All viewings are timed entry (4:00 pm) and last about an hour. Tours are in English and well worth the expense. A mus...  read more »
  • I'm a Milan, Leonardo's last supper I saw several times-even when the Milanese could enter freely-and on each occasion was a thrill, a total immersion in the grace and perfection of a genius! I am a Milanese and I fortunately had the occasion to see it several times during these years. Every visit was different and surprising, an emotion! Total immersion in Grace and in the artistic perfection of a genius!
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