The Last Supper (in Italian “Il Cenacolo” or “L’Ultima Cena”) is a mural painting housed by the refectory of the Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. It is one of the most famous Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings and one of Milan’s top attractions.
Da Vinci started the work probably in 1495 on what was only an external wall of the church complex and completed it on February 9, 1498. The painting was commissioned by Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, and at the beginning it was part of a large project aimed at renewing the church and the convent. When Ludovico decided to build a mausoleum to the Sforza family the painting became the centerpiece of it (later on Sforza’s tombs were split off from the church to be installed in the Certosa di Pavia).
The same room houses the Crucifixion (1495), a fresco by Giovanni Donato da Montorfano.
Unfortunately part of the refectory was destroyed in 1943 by Allied bombings and other paintings that were found on its walls were lost forever.
Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, together with The Last Supper, had been included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Tickets to The Last Supper
Booking is mandatory:
- you can call the number +39 02 92800360 – from Monday to Saturday, 8:00-18:00
- you can buy your tickets online on the website of Vivaticket .
Audioguide – after booking your tickets, you can book the audioguide by calling +39 +39 02 92800360 or directly in the ticket office, some minutes before your visit.
Price (2017) – Adults: € 10,00 + € 2,00 of fees.
Reduction (18 – 25 years old): € 5,00 + € 2,00 of fees.
Check Vivaticket website in order to find out some categories that have free entrance.
Visits last 15 minuts.
Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie
7.00 – 12.00 / 15.30 – 19.30 (winter timetable)
7.00 – 12.00 / 16.00 – 19.30 (summer timetable)
Sunday and public holidays:
7.30 – 12.30 / 16.00 – 21.00