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.