Begin your tour near the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, where you'll join up with your guide. Large numbers of travelers flock to Milan to catch a glimpse of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece each year, and you'll sidestep the long lines with your direct access ticket, traveling straight inside the church's monastery.
As you make your way toward The Last Supper, enjoy a brief introduction to Italian Renaissance art from your guide and learn more about da Vinci’s crucial role in the era. Hear why the artist was commissioned to paint the famous biblical scene from the duke of Milan.
As you admire the iconic image, your guide will discuss the symbolic use of color, as well as the perspective and composition. Study the reactions of the apostles as Jesus announces that one of them will betray him, noting how each of the twelve faces are marked with a distinct distress and incredulity. Feel free to ask your guide any questions while you look, and listen in on some of the hidden messages purported to be found in the mural.
After spending time with one of the most famous paintings in the world, your tour will conclude outside of the church.