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Milan: Last Supper Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket & Guided Tour
129 USD
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Delve into the world of Leonardo da Vinci with a hassle-free visit to Milan's iconic masterpiece. With priority entry, you'll soar past the queues and straight into the presence of the Renaissance genius's most celebrated work. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, uncover the secrets and symbolism hidden within the artwork, and explore the stunning surroundings of the Santa Maria delle Grazie church.
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Step into the Renaissance era and marvel at one of the world's most iconic paintings - Leonardo da Vinci's sublime Last Supper. Join a guided tour led by a licensed English-speaking guide, and delve into the fascinating history behind this timeless masterpiece. Commissioned in 1495 and completed in 1497, this colossal work of art adorns the refectory wall of a former Dominican monastery. Da Vinci's ingenious depiction captures the poignant moment when Christ foretells his betrayal, leaving an indelible mark on the world of art. Measuring an astonishing 4.6 meters high and 8.8 meters long, this tempera and oil masterpiece showcases Da Vinci's innovative technique, which diverged from the norm of his time. The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, where this treasure is housed, is just a 20-minute stroll from the vibrant Piazza Duomo. Under the expert guidance of a licensed local guide, uncover the secrets behind Da Vinci's composition, perspective, and pioneering technique, as well as the rich history of the site. The Last Supper is an undisputed masterpiece that has inspired generations of artists, and its influence on figurative art is still palpable today. Despite suffering damage during World War II, the complex has beautifully preserved its original architecture and harmonious layout, including the iconic fresco. Though it has undergone numerous restorations, the artwork faces ongoing conservation challenges due to Leonardo's experimental methods and the large number of visitors. To mitigate these risks, a sophisticated monitoring system ensures optimal atmospheric conditions and restricts the number of visitors at any given time. This treasured site has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1980, a testament to its enduring cultural significance. Join us on a journey to unravel the secrets of the Last Supper, and experience the artistic genius of Leonardo da Vinci up close.