Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular paintings on the planet. The painting adorns the walls of Milan’s Santa Maria Delle Grazie monastery. Located at a short walking distance from the famous Duomo, the surprising thing about this painting is that it was intact even after the bombings that took place during the Second World War. Surprisingly, all other church walls were demolished during that time except for this one.
It is believed that Vinci painted this masterpiece during the years 1494 – 1498. The stunning artwork depicts the last supper Jesus Christ had with his disciples. The painting underwent several rounds of restorations with the most recent one done in 1999.
Also, make sure that you explore the church itself. It boasts stunning architecture and glows at night literally.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure to book the ticket way in advance.
How to get there:
This is the cheapest mode to arrive at the church from Milan’s Central Station. Take the line 2 subway through Cadorna Fn M2. You will arrive at your destination within 25 minutes.
Alternatively, you can take a taxi from Central Station to Santa Maria Delle Grazie. It is the fastest mode of travel and takes only 7 minutes.
You can also avail the direct bus, which departs from Central Station m2 m3 and get off Carducci. There is a bus, which leaves after every 2 hours daily. The travel time is about 21 minutes.
Free for visitors below 18-year-old
Reduced ticket: € 3,25 and €1,50 for the reservation fee
Full Price: € 6,50 plus € 1,50 for the reservation fee
Tues – Sun: 8:15am – 7:00pm
It is closed every Monday, December 25, May 1, and January 1.