Il Cenacolo

Il Cenacolo, Milan

Il Cenacolo
4.5
Historic Sites • Religious Sites
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8:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:15 AM - 7:00 PM
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Neighborhood: Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
How to get there
  • Conciliazione • 5 min walk
  • Sant'Ambrogio • 7 min walk
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria18,321 contributions
Apr 2022
One of the greatest works of art of Western civilization by Leonardo da Vinci. To enter you must buy tickets in advance (at least two or three days), and the visit itself is only 15 minutes. The mural has been restored many times, and the copy from which these restorations were made is in the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.
Written April 27, 2022
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Beautiful Voyager
Singapore, Singapore576 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
We were lucky to be able to get tickets while we were in Milan. Just 10 min walking distance from train station, this museum is right next to the beautiful Santa Maria Della Grazie church. Guided tours are all on Italian. Tickets can be purchased online but need to collect paper tickets at the ticket counter next to the museum. Bags are also not allowed in this have to deposit in the locker. It’s a pretty small compound and the only attraction is Leonardo da Vinci’s work in this wall. Well worth a visit with very interesting stories.
Written March 3, 2021
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Paul O
County Monaghan, Ireland2,088 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
Booked a ticket online for November 2021 as soon as they became available at the end of October. My ticket was for 9.15am so I arrived at the ticket office early and was able to pick up my ticket once I showed my email booking as well a copy of my ID.

I then went over to the museum door and joined a small queue. At 9.05am we went into the museum and went through a number of glass doors. Finally at 9.15 we went into the main room itself to view The Last Supper.

It truly is an amazing experience and one you won’t forget. Pictures are allowed and there was plenty of space in the room to move around. The viewing time for 15 mins and then we left via the book shop.
Written November 12, 2021
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inabigcountry
Italy310 contributions
Dec 2021
Since the online booking I was not impressed with the warning saying something like "if you come less than 15 minutes before your booking appointment you will not be allowed to enter and you will loose your booking without refund". We arrive well in advance just for waiting to go into the ticket office and queuing to get the proper ticket (but why didn't allow us to print it once we booked online??) Once inside we when inside the only room to see, a room that you cannot visit for more than 15-20 minutes as the staff will invite you to leave. No tour guide present like when I went in 2009, no explanation about the painting. The light were very poor, the painting itself is very well consumed and despite I consider Leonardo da Vinci the biggest genius in our history, I was thinking why this wall painting was so incredibly famous and why we had to pay €15 for looking only at one painting while the other museums in the world for the same price, or maybe some extra euros, offer the tour that you can enjoy hundred of masterpieces and incredible objects from any age.
At the exit, we were left stuck in a small pre-exit room with all the 30 partecipants for several minutes, a real assembly situation, not good in this period of pandemic. I asked the staff to let me out but they didn't, I was so disappointed by this. Never never never again. For me: money wasted for a very disorganized museum
Written December 3, 2021
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giorgio b
Milan, Italy9 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Visiting S.M.Delle Grazie meNs entering in the very heart of Italian Renaissance. The Church, partially destroyed by the English raids on Milano during the WWII, is a incredible example if style and rigorous essentialism. To visit also the wood choir. The "Ultima Cena" (this is the real name) by Leonardo can be visited only if you booked in advance, but it worth the patience....
The place, the piazza itself, is wonderful, one of the most prestigious area in Milano.
Written February 13, 2020
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Juliette D
98 contributions
Oct 2021
Il Cenacolo is definitely a must-see in Milan, in Italy, in the world. You may be surprised that it is actually a mural painting, but this is another reason why you should visit the museum and see it: Da Vinci created a composition that also involves the hall on whose wall the painting stands. The technique, the details, the geometry, together they present a masterpiece. Wonderful!
Written October 7, 2021
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xmassss
Pune, India315 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
An amazing moment you must experience to admire the masterpiece of Leonardo. The venue is gorgeous and contribute to create a holy calm space to honor the art and the story of the paint. You will discover how it was miraculously saved after the bombs dropped by the British to liberate Italy in the Second World War. You must book very much in advance the tickets!!!
Written July 5, 2020
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Ariel16
London, UK242 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
The Last Supper has eluded me for a while, having never been able to find tickets; however, due to gradual reopening after Covid, I finally managed to visit it.
Everything went smoothly and perfectly: from the booking online, with clear instructions on how tickets must be collected a little in advance, to the timed entries. Bags must be checked into lockers at the ticket office (free of charge)
Only 15 people are allowed at a time, for 15 minutes.
The room is very big and the painting..... absolutely amazing.
It’s possible to download the official app, which provides information and stories on Leonardo and the Sforzas and extends to other places relating to Leonardo.
Highly recommended.
Written August 26, 2020
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Carolina
Tucson, AZ436 contributions
Nov 2019
We were able to get our tickets ahead of time for our tour and it was great. I thought that it was a small painting but it took a whole wall of the interior of it Cenacolo. Amazing the videos, pictures and history of how they protected the painting during the war
Written January 3, 2020
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Patrik Stano
Prievidza, Slovakia21 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
I feel like everyone should go and see the last supper if they are able to, it's just such a one of a kind piece of art. It's a good choice to get a guide as you'll also get a lot of useful and interesting information. You surely won't regret it!
Written January 22, 2020
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