Leonardo's Last Supper is preserved in the refectory, or Cenacolo, at Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milano.
As well as experimenting with the representation of the scene, Leonardo also experimented with the creation method: he shunned the fresco technique (the most commonly used for wall paintings) in favour of mixed tempera on plaster. However, his work immediately showed signs of deterioration and already seventy years after its completion it was in ruined state, nonetheless, the restoration completed in the ‘90s brought the original colours to light.
The mural is extremely fragile and requires meticulous conservation: for this reason visits are limited and must be booked well in advance.
Seeing The Last Supper is one of the experiences truly not to be missed when visiting Milano.
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8:15 - 19:00 from Tuesday to Sunday (last entrance at 18:45)
Closed Mondays, Christmas, New Year's Eve and May 1st
ADMISSION (for discounted tickets availability visit the official website)
Price: € 15 including reservation fee
Discounted fare: € 2 + € 2 reservation fee
Admission is free for all visitors the first Sunday of every month (booking in advance is still required).