Visit TWO museums on the same date with ONE Combo Ticket: see Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper and the Brera Art Gallery.
Please select your desired date and indicate the time you wish to visit Leonardo's Last Supper.
The Museum will confirm the closest available time for viewing the painting and we will reserve the entrance to Brera Art Gallery for the other part of the day (morning if your Last Supper visit was confirmed for the afternoon, afternoon if your Last Supper visit was confirmed for the morning).
Leonardo da Vinci's Cenacolo (Last Supper)
Extensive measures have been taken to protect Leonardo da Vinci's Cenacolo (Last Supper) fresco from further damage. To ensure that the fresco is kept at room temperature, admission has been restricted to a maximum of 25 visitors at any one time since the 1999 reopening.
Last Supper Audioguide
The audioguide is an audio system with earphones that explains, in the selected language, the history and characteristics of the fresco by Leonardo. It lasts 20 minutes.
Audioguides are available in: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin and Japanese.
Audioguides can be purchased only together with the ticket.
Guided visits provided by Last Supper staff:
You can also add a guide for your visit, available in English, Italian, French, German, Spanish and Japanese. Please notice the explanation is possible only in one language per each time spot.
Brera Art Gallery
The Brera Art Gallery is the main museum of Milan, and one of the most important in the world for its prestigious collection of ancient and modern painting.
PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting your order, you will receive an email with your order summary and an email confirming your successful payment. A confirmation email with links to the vouchers will be sent one business day after you place your order (Monday afternoon for orders submitted on Friday and during the weekend). Please make sure that your anti-spam filter does not block automatic emails from [email protected]
PLEASE NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The museum will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be any time during opening hours on the selected date, if your preferred time is no longer available.
CANCELLATIONS AND CHANGES: Confirmed visits cannot be changed or cancelled.
Tuesday to Sunday from 8:15am to 7:00pm.
Museum remains closed on Mondays, January 1, May 1, and December 25.
PLEASE NOTE: Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper can be visited upon reservation only!
How to get there:
Address: Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie 2, 20123 Milano
Tram 18-24: stop Corso Magenta - Santa Maria delle Grazie
Subway line 1: stop Conciliazione or Cadorna
Subway line 2: stop Cadorna
Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30am to 7:15pm
The museum is closed on Mondays, January 1, May 1, and December 25.
How to get there:
Address: Via Brera 28, 20121 Milano
Subway line 2: stop Lanza
Subway line 3: stop Montenapoleone
Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper
One of the greatest masterpieces in the history of art is located in the refectory of the 15th century church of Santa Maria delle Grazie: Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper. The building of the magnificent Renaissance church and the attached refectory were commissioned by Ludovico il Moro in 1463.
Duke Ludovico il Moro chose the Dominican church of Santa Maria delle Grazie as the mausoleum for himself and his family. For this purpose, he commissioned architect Donato Bramante with the construction of a monumental chancel topped by a decorated dome.
Work on the project began in 1492. Bramante also designed the marble doorway, the old sacristy and the charmingly named small cloister "of the frogs." Lombard Renaissance masters including Butinone, Zenale and Gaudenzio Ferrari decorated the interior with frescoes. Leonardo da Vinci was commissioned during this time (1494) to create a fresco for the north wall of the refectory. Leonardo completed the Last Supper in 1498, one year before the French seized Milan and ended the grandiose funerary projects of Ludovico il Moro.
The painting illustrates one of the most intense emotional moments of the New Testament. While the Last Supper is a typical subject chosen for the decoration of many a refectory, Leonardo chose to capture the moment immediately after Christ's announcement that one of his apostles would betray him.
The scene is set in a room with a coffered ceiling whose walls are decorated with tapestries (this portion of the fresco has not been cleaned). Three windows open onto a landscape in the background.
Light from a seemingly natural source shines on the scene from the left, allowing Leonardo to reproduce the phenomena that he observed in nature: just as the waves spread in circles when a pebble is dropped in water, so does the effect of Christ's words reach the apostles.
Because of the experimental technique the great master adopted to paint it, Leonardo's Last Supper showed signs of decay soon after its creation. Leonardo chose to use tempera on a gesso base instead of the usual "a buon fresco" method, rendering the paint unstable. Its condition was made worse by continuous attempts to touch it up and consolidate it over the next few centuries.
Fortunately The Last Supper, together with the Crucifixion fresco by Montorfano on the opposite wall survived even the World War II bombings that destroyed the rest of the refectory.
The last restoration took over 20 years and was completed in 1999. It succeeded in recovering original parts of Leonardo's masterpiece, and although the fresco is fragmentary, it is finally possible to experience its true beauty.
The Pinacoteca di Brera is located in the Brera Palace, former convent of the Umiliati order from the 14th century. Other cultural institutions such as the Library, the Astronomic Observatory, the Botanical Gardens, the Lombard Institute of Sciences and Letters, and the Fine Arts Academy are also located here.
The Brera Art Gallery (Pinacoteca) is the main museum of Milan, and one of the most important of the world for its prestigious collection of ancient and modern painting.
The Pinacoteca acquired the first paintings during the reassignment of works of Italian art that characterized the Napoleonic era.
Within a few years, collections grew, allowing the exhibition of a series of portraits and self-portraits in four rooms of the first floor, as well as some works that later came to represent the museum: The Marriage of the Virgin by Raphael; Madonna col Bambino (Madonna with the Child) by Gentile Bellini, and Crucifixion by Bramantino.
When Milan became capital of the Italian kingdom, some of the most important paintings came to the Brera Pinacoteca. Most of them arrived from the Veneto, from the Sampieri Gallery in Bologna, and from the Quadreria Vescovile in Milan.
In 1813, thanks to an agreement with the Louvre Museum in Paris, the Brera Gallery received five paintings by Rubens, Jordaens, Van Dyck, and Rembrandt, to represent the Flemish school of the 17th century.
On 1882, the Brera gained its independence from the Fine Arts Gallery. After various phases of expansion, the renovated and modernized museum was inaugurated by 1950.
The exceptional collection of art works is shown in 31 rooms of the first floor. Rooms are chronologically and geographically organized by regional schools of painting:
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Free access the first Sunday of every month.
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