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How to visit The Last Supper (Cenacolo Vinciano)?

Visit of the famous painting by Leonardo Da Vinci: The Last Supper. A visit with very strict schedule and times.

Taking a quick morning walk around Milan, the goal for that morning: to visit the site where the mural of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci is located. But you have to know that to visit it, you can’t just go to the box office and pay the ticket. No. You have to plan it in advance, in this article I will tell you what you need to know to make a visit to the Cenacolo Vinciano and thus be able to enjoy The Last Supper.

Information to visit The Last Supper (Cenacolo Vinciano)

How much is it?
15 euros

Which are the schedules?
Tuesday to Saturday from 8:15 AM to 7:00 PM
On Sunday from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Can you take photos?

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Tickets must be reserved (day and time), online, well in advance. You must show up at the museum 30 minutes before the time marked on the ticket; otherwise the reservation will be lost.

You will only have 15 minutes in the room to enjoy The Last Supper.

Arriving at Cenacolo Vinciano

On the way we passed in front of the famous Duomo of Milan, which was covered by fog. Our hotel was quite conveniently located 5 minutes from the dome on foot. Although we came across the tram, but we did not take it, we prefered to walk.

Our time was approaching, so we ran because we couldn’t find the place, here are some photos of the outside:

And we finally arrived!

We arrived

The wait before entering

While we wait our turn, they put us in a room with information about the place. The painting of “The Last Supper” was created between 1495 and 1497 by Leonardo da Vinci, the wall on which we would see the painting is exactly on which it was intended and was part of the Dominican convent Santa Maria delle Grazie. It measures 460 x 880 cm.

It was declared a UNESCO heritage site in 1980.


How is the visit to Cenacolo Vinciano?

And our turn came. Of course from then on I couldn’t take photos anymore, they move you to one section and then to another. In this last section, they are waiting to let us in when everyone who is still in the room has left.

Once they leave, they open the door for us, knowing that we only have 15 minutes.

But I have to say that it has its advantages that it is only 15 minutes: for example, when I saw the Mona Lisa it was packed with people, and you couldn’t see it calmly. In this case, yes, you can see it calmly, but for a short time. It has its pros and cons. On the way out, there is a souvenir shop and a replica of the painting. And after buying some souvenirs, we left the place.

And that was the visit to the Cenacolo Vinciano (The Last Supper). A painting so famous that it can only be seen for a short time, but at least in peace.

What do you prefer: to have all the time to see the painting, but in a room full of people or to be in a room with few people, but with limited time?

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Olga Grijalva

Olga is a traveler and travel content creator with 17 years of experience. Her goal is to share useful information to help you plan your adventures. She has visited more than 40 countries and is excited to share her experience with you.