Last Supper Tours and Tickets

Duke Ludovico of Milan is behind the creation of Da Vinci’s masterpiece The Last Supper. The duke appropriated the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie to make it his court church. He wanted to design the church in a specific way that reflected wealth and power. That meant a great painting.

Leonardo began work on the north wall of the refectory in 1495 and completed it three years later, the complete mural covers an area of ​​4.5 x 8.8m. Contrary to belief, it is not a fresco, which requires quick and determined work before the wet plaster dries. Leonardo, however, preferred to take his time at work and was willing to change his mind, so he devised a new way of applying an egg-based paint. But in doing so, the smart Leonardo made a big mistake. The base of his painting was coated with pitch and mastic, which didn’t keep the pigments or as long as he’d hoped. From a point of view, the work was great. Leonardo created this wonderful illusion by driving a nail into the wall and threads coming off it.

The subject was common in churches, but Leonardo’s creation was to create movement by painting the period when Jesus announced that one of his disciples had betrayed him. What we see are the shaken reactions of the disciples. He also decided to line up all the participants in a straight line so that everyone gets attention. It is said that the faces in the work are based on real people known to him. Judas may have been a prisoner or criminal, and here Leonardo places him among the others. One can clearly see that Judas is the only one who doesn’t seem outraged.

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Da Vinci’s masterpiece in the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Italy is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The safest way to see Leonardo’s Last Supper tour. Otherwise, the tickets are usually sold out in advance. In a half-day tour of Milan you will get to know the historic city with the cathedral, the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, and the medieval Sforza. The tour operates usually daily except Mondays at 9:30am and 2:30pm. Meeting point is near Sforzesco at Foro Buonaparte.

The lasts about 3.5 hours by air-conditioner, of which about one hour is on foot entrance to the Last Supper and Scala Opera House with museum. The Last Supper tour takes place on Wednesdays and Saturday mornings and afternoons bilingually in many languages.


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