Sep 2017:27 Sep at 6:00pm
Oct 2017:1 Oct at 9:30am, 7 Oct at 9:30am, 8 Oct at 12:30pm, 15 Oct at 12:30pm, 29 Oct at 12:30pm,
Approx. 1.5 hoursStart time
The tour operates daily once a day depending on the availability of Last Supper Tickets. however due to its popularity may not be available on all days.
Last Supper visit: 45 minutes
Visit to Sforza Castle: 45 minutes/ 1 hour
Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2 - Milan, Italy.
The venue can be reached by tram, numbers 1, 18, 19 and 24, and by red metropolitan line MM1 (stop Conciliazione) and on the green line MM2 (stop Cadorna).
Please report at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start time.
In front of Sforza Castle
Discover the ‘Last Supper’ painted by Leonardo Da Vinci at the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent with an expert English speaking guide. The masterpiece illustrates in vivid detail the moment when Jesus reveals that one of his 12 Apostles is going to betray him.
You will also explore Milan’s imposing Sforza Castle, commissioned by Francesco Sforza, one of the most prominent rulers of Milan. Admire the beauty of the castle and learn how it has been variously used as a military base, s royal residence and now home to a museum complex.
You will also take a tour of the beautiful little cloister of Santa Maria delle Grazie and Piazzale Cadorna with its suggestive square. Your guide will lead the tour throughout and keep you engrossed with captivating commentary.
Your tour will begin with a visit to the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. After a short introduction your guide will escort you inside to see The Last Supper.
Renowned for realism ahead of its time, the mural portrays the emotional response of each of the 12 apostles when Jesus predicts that one of them will betray him. All 12 Apostles react differently to the news, showing various degrees of shock and angst.
Da Vinci’s painting has suffered much damage over the years, and to protect this inimitable 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 resulting in increased curiosity to see it.
Your tour continues to Piazzale Cadorna, famous for the giant sculpture of Needle, Thread and Knot (Ago, filo e nodo) by Claes Oldenburg and his wife Coosje van Bruggen. The sculpture was unveiled in the year 2000 as a part of massive redesign of the square and pays tribute to Milan’s prominence in the world of Fashion.
Lastly, you will visit the grand Sforza Castle, the Duke’s residence that brought the Renaissance to Milan, and house to several museums and art collections.
Your tour will last for 1 hour 30 minutes and will end at Sforza Castle.
Please call the activity operator at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm departure details.
Please reach the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour starts.
On 16, 22, 23 & 30 April, Tram Tour will be of 3 hours and meeting point will be the Last Supper.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
The guide was very good, she was very knowledgable about the history, story and dates, would recommend to fellow colleagues, really enjoyed it, thank you very much....
Wonderful tour guide . Helpful and family friendly....
Excellent experience. A must do in Milan...
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