The Last Supper & Milan's Famous Sites Tour
1/2 DAY TOUR
On this Skip the Line walking tour of the Best of Milan – you'll experience the highlights of Milan: the ‘Duomo’ located in the most central spot in the city, is an impressive cathedral – it is frequently identified as one of the most beautiful churches in the world. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II – a 19th century glass vaulted shopping arcade, is full of fashionable shops and cafés and it is often called the ‘salotto di Milano’ or ‘Milan’s living room’ for its importance as a common meeting point through the years for the Milanese. You will also see Piazza della Scala, home of the world renowned Scala Theatre – Milan’s Opera House since 1778 which is still in use. Rich in historical buildings and ‘literature cafés”, restaurants and fashionable bars – this area has long been home to artists and intellectuals. The Castello Sforzesco is an imposing medieval Castle and fortress, that you will also visit. This castle was once seat and residence of the ruling family of Milan and now houses several of the city's museums and art collections.
However, the culmination of this Milan tour is certainly than Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, hidden away at the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. The painting had been seriously damaged over the centuries, and has only recently undergone a 21 year restoration, revealing the original colors and details of this masterpiece.
The soft nature of this mural and its importance means that Last Supper tickets are strictly restricted to those who have pre-reserved – and only one group at a time is allowed to stand in front of the painting 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 the Last Supper.