Don’t miss Da Vinci’s masterpiece ‘The Last Supper’ on your trip to Milan! To protect the painting, viewing is limited and reservations sell out weeks in advance. Book this acclaimed tour for guaranteed entry to ‘The Last Supper’ and you’ll also enjoy a fascinating introduction to the highlights of Milan.
Leonardo Da Vinci painted the ‘The Last Supper’ on the refectory wall at the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent. The masterpiece shows, in vivid detail, the moment when Jesus reveals that one of his 12 Apostles is going to betray him. You can be one of the people privileged to see this sensational mural.
But there’s more to Milan than Da Vinci’s genius. Before visiting Santa Maria delle Grazie, you will be treated to a walking tour of this stylish Italian city. You can marvel at the beauty of the magnificent Duomo (Milan’s cathedral), and see La Scala, the renowned Opera House.
You’ll also visit the colorful Brera district, Milan’s intellectual hub and the city’s answer to Paris’s Left Bank, and view the majestic medieval fortress of Castello Sforzesco.
Milan rivals Paris as a leading fashion centre and you will also be introduced to the city’s most glamorous shopping areas like the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele arcade.
At the end of the 3 hour tour you’ll have spent quality time with one of the world’s greatest artworks, seen Milan’s historic highlights and discovered all the best areas for dining, shopping and socializing!
For your Milan Sightseeing Tour Including The Last Supper you should meet your guide under the arches of the Mondadori shop, which is on the right hand side of Piazza del Duomo when facing the front entrance (façade) of the Cathedral.
Your tour starts at the center of the city (geographically and socially) with the famous Milan Duomo. This incredible Cathedral is often described as one of the most beautiful churches in the world. In his book “Innocents Abroad”, Mark Twain gave it a chapter of its own, saying “So grand, so solemn, so vast! And yet so delicate, so airy, so graceful!” With Skip the Line tickets at the Duomo, you won’t waste time in line, getting straight inside for a guided tour of this majestic space.
Your next stop is the impressive Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a 19th century glass vaulted arcade. Full of fashionable shops and cafés, it is often called the drawing room of Milan for its importance as a common meeting point. Passing through the Galleria you’ll arrive at Piazza della Scala, the square which houses the world-renowned Scala Theatre – Milan’s Opera House since 1778. Some of the greatest musicians and singers in history have performed here, notably Giuseppe Verdi whose famous operas, such as Falstaff, often premiered in this very theatre.
Next it’s through the Brera District. Rich in historical buildings, literature cafés, antique shops, sophisticated restaurants and fashionable bars, this area has long been home to artists and intellectuals. From here, picturesque, winding streets lead us north past Castello Sforzesco. An imposing medieval Castle and fortress, Sforzesco was once seat and residence of the ruling family of Milan and now houses several of the city's museums and art collections.
The tour ends on a high note at Milan’s most famous attraction – Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’. Hidden away at the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, this masterpiece attracts huge crowds leading to queues that often stretch for hours. With a pre-booked slot and Skip the Line Access you get straight inside, where you’ll spend 15 minutes alone with this masterpiece, your group of just 25 people or fewer, and your guide.
Renowned for realism ahead of its time, ‘The Last Supper’ mural portrays the emotional response of each of the Apostles when Jesus predicts that one of them will betray him. All 12 Apostles react differently to the news, showing various degrees of anger and shock.
Leonardo’s painting has suffered much damage over the years, and to protect this unique work, only a small number of visitors are allowed to view it at any one time. The painting featured prominently in Dan Brown's bestseller, ‘The Da Vinci Code’, with a resulting increase in the number of people wanting to see it.
Your tour ends at Santa Maria delle Grazie and from there you need to make your own way back to your accommodation.
The tour was brilliant, our guide was very knowledgeable and informative, and through him we learned things that we might not have done had we had a different guide. It was one... Mrs Jeanette P Bishop
Our tour guide, Charles, was fabulous. Very well informed and interesting. Had a great time!... Karen Amundsen
Tour at 1030h (10:30am): Wednesday & Friday
Tour at 1430h (2:30pm):Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday
Start time: 1030h (10:30am) and 1430h (2:30pm)
For additional dates and timings for 2014, please see "Please Note" section Duration: 3 hours
The meeting point is under the arches of the Mondadori shop, which is on the right hand side of Piazza del Duomo when facing the front entrance (façade) of the Cathedral.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Santa Maria delle Grazie
Wear comfortable shoes for walking and don’t forget the camera
Please call the activity operator at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Entrance into religious sites requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. Dark Rome cannot be held responsible for refused entry due to improper dress.
Visits to the interior of the Duomo are not possible on religious holidays. On these days, a full explanation will be given from outside the Cathedral.
This tour is not possible for customers with wheelchairs or walking disabilities.
We are unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on tours.
Visits to the interior of the Duomo are not possible on Sunday mornings & Religious Holidays. On these days, a full explanation will be given from outside the Cathedral.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
For the below tour dates and times, we have additional tours with normal itinerary.
22-Oct-14: 13:45 Normal
29-Oct-14: 13:45 Normal
30-Oct-14: 13:45 Normal
04-Nov-14: 15:45 Normal
07-Nov-14: 13:30 Normal
12-Dec-14: 13:30 Normal
13-Dec-14: 13:45 Normal
19-Dec-14: 13:45 Normal
26-Dec-14: 13:45 Normal
28-Dec-14: 13:45 Normal
For the below tour dates and times, we have an option for the tour in a reverse itinerary. That means starting with a Last Supper viewing and then continuing with the walking tour through Milan.
25-Oct-14: 8:15 Reversed
Meeting Point for reverse tours:
The meeting point is in front of the entrance of Santa Maria delle Grazie church in Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie where your guide will join you with a group arriving from a walking tour. The piazza is located between Corso Magenta and Via Fratelli Ruffini
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