This is the tour for Leonardo da Vinci fans in Milan! Join this three-hour walking tour to see da Vincis famous painting, The Last Supper, hidden away at the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This enormous and complex 15th-century mural captures the emotional moment in which Jesus announces that one of his 12 disciples will betray him. The painting had been severely damaged over the centuries and has only very recently undergone a painstaking 21-year restoration, revealing the original colors and details of this masterpiece.
The delicate nature of this mural and its importance means that entrance is strictly limited to those who have pre-booked tickets only one group is allowed to stand with the painting at a time, in a specially conditioned room, for 15 minutes only. This tour includes the pre-booked entrance you need to see the painting, as well as an intimate viewing of this special piece of art. The late afternoon departure time allows you to avoid the peak visiting hours of the day.
The Last Supper isnt da Vincis only work in Milan youll also visit Sforza Castle to see his painted ceilings in the castles Sale delle Asse. And youll visit the temporary exhibition of the Atlantic Codex, a collection of scientific drawings by Leonardo that will allow you to appreciate how he was just as skilled technically as he was artistically. The Atlantic Codex is a very special collection its a 12-volume bound set of drawings and writings from 1478 to 1519, and its the largest such collection in the world. It was restored by Brasilian monks in the late 1960s and is currently on display at the Bramante's Sacristy, very near The Last Supper; this tour gives you the chance to see it.