Cenacolo/Last Supper Tickets + Ambrosiana Art Gallery

Cenacolo/Last Supper Tickets + Ambrosiana Art Gallery

Combo ticket to visit Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper and Ambrosiana Art Gallery

Two amazing sites with one ticket!

See one of the greatest masterpieces in the history of art (Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper), and the Art Gallery of the Ambrosiana Library with its masterpieces by great artists such as Raphael, Botticelli, Titian, and Caravaggio, and including the Leonardo Room with Leonardo da Vinci's Portrait of a Musician. Purchase your Combo Ticket with us and secure your access to these highly popular destinations!

Combo Ticket Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper + Ambrosiana Art Gallery – visit both museums on the same date!

Choose your preferred date and time to see Leonardo's Last Supper, and we will confirm the closest available time on the same date, including tickets for a visit to the Ambrosiana Art Gallery during the other half of the same day.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

You will receive one voucher for each museum. You must download them both as you will have to show the corresponding voucher 15 minutes before your confirmed time of visit at each museum.

PLEASE NOTE:

The availability of tickets is not the same for all our combo packages. If you don't find availability for the desired date for this combo, please check the other combo packages too.

 

Reservations must be made with a minimum of 7 days notice.

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 Audio Guide

  • The audio guide is an audio system with earphones that explains the history and characteristics of the fresco by Leonardo in the selected language. Duration of audio guide commentary is 20 minutes.
  • Audio guides are available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, and Japanese.
  • Audio guides can be purchased only in combination 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.

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: due to the large quantity of requests, your ORDER CANNOT AND MUST NOT BE CONSIDERED CONFIRMED UNTIL RECEIVING THE CONFIRMATION VOUCHER, ONE BUSINESS DAY AFTER THE REQUEST.

 

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.

Cancellation Policy: ONCE CONFIRMED, A VISIT CANNOT BE MODIFIED NOR CANCELED.

Cenacolo Vinciano (The Last Supper)

  • Tuesday to Sunday from 8:15am to 7:00pm
  • Last admission at 6:45pm.
  • Admission for a maximum of 25 visitors at any one time
  • Duration of visit: 15 minutes
  • The museum is closed on Mondays, and on January 1, May 1, and December 25
  • Reservations are required for any kind of ticket

How to get to there:

The church of Santa Maria dell Grazie is located on Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie.

  • Tram 18-24: stop Corso Magenta - Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Metro MM1: stop Conciliazione or Cadorna
  • Metro MM2: stop Cadorna

Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana:

The Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana is located on Piazza Pio Xi, 2, in Milan.

  • Opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Admission every 30 minutes
  • The Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana is closed on Mondays, January 1, Easter, May 1 and December 25.
  • Duration of the visit: about 1 hour

Information regarding transfer between Last Supper and Ambrosiana:

  • Tramway 16 will take you from via Mazzini close to the Duomo (Ambrosiana Library location) to Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie (Last Supper location).
  • Subway Red Line (stop for Ambrosiana Library “Duomo”, stop for Santa Maria delle Grazie (Last Supper location): “Cadorna” or “Conciliazione”
  • Tramway 19 linking via Cantù (in front of the Ambrosiana Library to piazza Virgilio (behind via Paradosso, the street behind Santa Maria delle Grazie Church/Last Supper location).

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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 work 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 Ambrosiana Library, Art Gallery and Academy:

A welcoming place for those "who love beauty and look for truth, moved by goodwill".

The Library

With close to 700,000 prints, including thousands of incunabula,15,000 manuscripts - in addition to the famous Codex Atlanticus - the Ambrosiana Library  has two of the 10 most important manuscripts in the world in Italian, Latin, Greek, Arabic, Syriac, Ethiopian, and other languages. The library’s collection includes 12,000 drawings by artists such as Raphael, Pisanello, and Leonardo, plus other rarities such as ancient maps, music manuscripts, parchments and papyrus. The Ambrosiana Library collection is one of the most important in the world.

The Art Gallery
Cardinal Federico Borromeo's 1618 donation of passionately collected works of art form the original core of the Art Gallery. The Cardinal created the gallery to contribute to the training of young artists for whom Borromeo was preparing an Academy for painting, sculpture, and architecture.

But the collection, composed in part of religious art and partly of works portraying nature, reveals that the goal of the founder went further: Cardinal Borromeo was devoted to cultivating the public's enjoyment of beauty, considered a central element necessary for the human and Christian growth of the Milanese people

The New Leonardo Room
A new room is entirely dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo's painting, Portrait of a Musician, as well as paintings by Leonardo’s followers are preserved at the Ambrosiana, in the room that currently hosts the Luini fresco. It was specially restored for this occasion by Professoressa Pinin Brambilla, the famous restorer of the Last Supper.

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Reduced Prices

  • Reduced Price 1: European Union and EES (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) citizens between 18 and 25 years old
  • Reduced Price 2: children of all nationalities from 15 to 17 years

Free Admission
children of all nationalities under 14 years old

Free access the first Sunday of every month.

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