Da Vinci’s iconic “The Last Supper” is one of the most famous Renaissance masterpieces in the World.
Leonardo painted the celebrated scene from Holy Thursday in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, in Milan. As a guest of the Sforza family, the Dukes of the city, in the late 15th-century he was commissioned to depict the last dinner of Jesus and the Apostles.
The Last Supper is a must, there’s no doubt! You cannot leave Milan without marvelling at the astonishing beauty of this impressive mural painting…But there’s much more to know about Leonardo, in Milan!
Here is our special list of the sites to visit for a full-day tour on the footsteps of Leonardo in Milan:
- Start with Leonardo’s vineyard, an unexpected hidden gem right by the Dominican Convent.
- Head to the 16th-century Church of San Maurizio, the “Sistine Chapel” of Milan. Look around ans admire the frescos that disciples of Leonardo painted here.
- Get to the imposing Sforza Castle, the majestic Milanese Court. Here Leonardo decorated for the Dukes the so called “Sala delle Asse”.
- Visit the amazing art collection at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. While you enjoy the view of countless Renaissance paintings, stop and focus on the oil ‘Portrait of a Musician’ by Leonardo.
- Enter the close Library Ambrosiana and study the details of the Codex Atlanticus. This is the largest collection of sketches designed by Leonardo.
- Conclude your Leonardo Experience at Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia. The museum exhibits the most important collection of models of the machines reconstructed from Leonardo’s drawings.
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