Grand Tour of Milan with DaVinci ”Last Supper”
Milan is one of the top 3 fashion cities in the world, but there is much more to this hip, urban metropolis – it is also home to an incredible patrimony of art and culture which includes Leonardo Da Vinci‟s greatest masterpiece: the Last Supper. On this Skip the Line walking tour of the Best of Milan – we‟ll take to the city by foot starting with a visit inside the famous „Duomo‟ located in the most central point of the city. An impressive & beautiful cathedral – it is often described as one of the most beautiful churches in the world. So impressive is the Duomo, in fact, that American author Mark Twain dedicated a whole chapter to it in his book Innocents Abroad – describing it as “…so grand, so solemn, so vast! And yet so delicate, so airy, so graceful!”. Our next stop is the impressive Galleria Vittorio Manuele II – a 19 th century glass vaulted shopping arcade. Brimming with fashionable shops and cafés. Passing through the Gallery we arrive at Piazza della Scala, the square which houses the world renowned Scala Theatre – Milan‟s Opera House since 1778 which is still in use. Some of the greatest musicians and singers the world has ever known have performed here, notably Giuseppe Verdi whose famous operas, such as Falstaf , often premiered in this very theatre. Next it‟s through the Brera District. It‟s picturesque and winding streets lead us north to Castello Sforzesco.
An imposing medieval Castle and fortress, Sforzesco was once seat and residence of the ruling family of Milan and now houses several of the city’s museums and art collections. The final stop and culmination of this walking tour is none other than Leonardo Da Vinci‟s Last Supper, hidden away at the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. This enormous and complex 15th century mural captures the emotional moment in which Jesus announces that one of his 12 disciples will betray him. The painting had been severely damaged over the centuries, and has only very recently undergone a painstaking 21 year restoration, revealing the original colors and details of this masterpiece. The delicate nature of this mural and its importance means entrance is strictly limited to those who have pre-booked – and only one group is allowed to stand with the painting at a time in a specially conditioned room for 15 minutes. This Skip the Line Tour of the Best of Milan includes this difficult to obtain pre-booked entrance, guaranteeing exclusive no line entry and an intimate viewing of this special
** Important** Your viewing of the last supper is super-exclusive. You will have 15 minutes alone with the painting, your guide and a group of no more than 25. A special dress code is required to enter in churches & museums. Knees and shoulders must to be covered. Gartour cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress. ** ** Tour starts under the Arches of the “Mondadori” Shop (written in MONDADORI on the sight), which is on the right hand side of Piazza del Duomo **
Skip the Line entrance to Last Supper and headsets included in tour price. Tour is on request, please contact us for availability. ** No pick-up at hotels.
**IMPORTANT**Skip the Line entrance to the Galleria dell’ Accademia and Duomo included** Please note that on Sundays and during religious festivities visit inside the Duomo may be restricted in which case a detailed tour will be give from outside.We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility issues.
- Rate Per Person; $110
- Frequency: 10:30 am Wed & Fri
- 2:30 Tue, Sat & Sun. (01Apr-31Oct)
- Duration: 3.30 hrs
**IMPORTANT**Skip the Line entrance to the Galleria dell’ Accademia and Duomo included** Please note that on Sundays and during religious festivities visit inside the Duomo may be restricted in which case a detailed tour will be give from outside.We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility issues
Rate in CAD ($) is indicative of Euro price and subject to change