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Leonardo da Vinci

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Leonardo da Vinci embodied the Renaissance man. He was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, writer, engineer, inventor… the list goes on. Some of his images remain our most iconic even today:  Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Vitruvian Man. Although born just outside Florence in the town of Vinci and trained in a studio in Florence, he spent his early working life in Milan, under the patronage of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, from 1482-1499.

It was during this time that he painted The Last Supper in the dining hall of the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie, at that time intended to be the Sforza family mausoleum. This huge painting is reason enough to visit Milan. Leonardo completed only fifteen paintings because his active mind tended to jump from project to project. He also had a tendency for experimentation that meant many of his paintings did not last well.

In The Last Supper he did not use traditional wall fresco techniques and experimented with mixing his paints, hence the deterioration we see in the painting today had begun only a few years after Leonardo finished it. To protect the painting there are now strict controls on the number of people allowed in the hall at one time and it’s necessary to pass through glass doors and dehumidifying chambers on the way in: the engineering mind of Leonardo would have loved it. There are also two permanent exhibitions of Leonardo’s more technical work in Milan at the Museo d’Arte e Scienza, "Treatise on Painting" and "Leonardo: Citizen of Milan."

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Milan Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with da Vinci's 'The Last Supper', Milan, null
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Milan Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with da Vinci's 'The Last Supper'

4.5 star rating: Recommended 41560 Reviews

Discover Milan and see da Vinci’s masterpiece, 'The Last Supper,' on this 3.5-hour tour. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Santa Maria delle Grazie ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $85.56
Skip the Line: Essential Milan Tour Including Da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’, Milan, Half-day Tours
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Skip the Line: Essential Milan Tour Including Da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’

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Best of Milan is the tour that leads you to the most iconic and well-known Milan attractions, including the word-famous masterpiece "The Last Supper" ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.58
Milan Art Tour: Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' and the Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, ... 
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Milan Art Tour: Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' and the Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

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Discover some of Milan’s greatest artistic treasures on this 2-hour walking tour. Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper,’ one of ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.45
Skip the Line: Leonardo da Vinci Walking Tour of Milan Including 'The Last Supper' Ticket, Milan, ... 
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Skip the Line: Leonardo da Vinci Walking Tour of Milan Including 'The Last Supper' Ticket

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Get up close to one of the world’s most famous paintings on this 3-hour walking tour of Milan including a visit to Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper.’ With ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.72
Skip the Line: Small-Group Milan Walking Tour with da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' Tickets, Milan, ... 
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Skip the Line: Small-Group Milan Walking Tour with da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' Tickets

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Discover Milan's signature sights and gain skip-the-line entrance to Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ on this 3-hour small-group walking tour. With an ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.72
Skip the Line: Entrance Ticket to Leonardo Da Vinci's "The Last Supper" in Milan, Milan, ... 
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Skip the Line: Entrance Ticket to Leonardo Da Vinci's "The Last Supper" in Milan

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Fill your day with art, and see Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” in Milan with a skip-the-line ticket. The biblical scene painting has ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 40 minutes (approx.)

From USD $50.20
The Last Supper Experience: Interactive Workshop and Visit to the Last Supper, Milan, Skip-the-Line ... 
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The Last Supper Experience: Interactive Workshop and Visit to the Last Supper

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Get skip-the-line entry to the famous fresco “The Last Supper” during this 2.5-hour Milan walking tour. Experience the Leonardo da Vinci’s ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $74.15
Leonardo da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' Guided Tour with Visit to the Sforza Castle, Milan, ... 
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Leonardo da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' Guided Tour with Visit to the Sforza Castle

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Follow the trail of Leonardo da Vinci and enjoy skip-the-line access to ‘The Last Supper’ on this 2.5-hour tour. With an expert guide admire the Sforza Castle ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $74.15
Leonardo Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' Guided Visit with Sforza Castle Picnic or Navigli Fried ... 
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Leonardo Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' Guided Visit with Sforza Castle Picnic or Navigli Fried Seafood

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Culture is amusing and never boring in this tour, a 3-hour experience that will let you discover the history and secrets of Milan! Led by expert and selected ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.90
Skip-the-Line 'The Last Supper' Ticket and Milan Mini Guide Book, Milan, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Skip-the-Line 'The Last Supper' Ticket and Milan Mini Guide Book

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Visit one of the greatest masterpieces in the history of art, Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, and pick up your purchased book (one book per each ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 15 minutes (approx.)

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