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Reviewed today

If passing this building is probably worth a visit but do not make a special trip. Did not enter any of the attractions inside which could fantastic.

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We visited twice as the museum was closing as we got there the first day. The building is well maintained and is well worth a visit. We returned the next day to see the museum. This is certainly worth visiting but be aware there are a LOT of stairs. I had to give up eventually. sadly the Egyptian exhibition is currently closed because of development.
A large group of children were there is costum working with several adult characters. Not certain if it was a school activity or preparing for a performance but it seemed an excellent way of getting the children to understand the life their ancestors lived.

Thank d0ngi0rgi0m
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was very lucky to get a ticket with no reservation. I have just dropped by at the reception at 3:30 pm on a working day and asked for a ticket: they only had one ticket and it was for one hour later (EUR 10, the Card for the Milan and Lombardy Museums does not apply). It is always worth trying. Nevertheless July and August was fully booked well in advance.
You cannot stay more than 20 minutes and you are with a guide. My guide provided a very good explanation to understand the story behind this masterpiece.
The emotional wave of the apostles after Jesus announce someone will betray him is very strong and it is like a movie scene. Also the perspective and the symbolism of many details is expression of Leonardo's genius. It is only shame that the work is seriously damage and we can only observe the remainings of it. Already 30 years after his accomplishments, the Cenacolo was already damaged.
You may see a digital restoration of it at the Leonardo Museum in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuela.
Once you are at the Cenacolo, you should combine it with a visit of the facing Leonardo's vineyard in the Atellani''s house (awesome garden in sunny days) and of course Santa Maria delle Grazie.

Thank 464emanuela
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Sure it is a bucket-list experience to see the "Last Supper" but unless you get your tickets far in advance, the only way to see it at short notice is to book with a tour company (we used Musement.com) and pay an outrageous fee to be shuffled in and out in 30 minutes. Hardly a contemplative experience. Was expecting it to be much larger than it was and I liked the painting on the opposite wall as much. Sadly underwhelming, but go anyway because it's required of visitors to Milan.

Thank Ruhskis
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Being in the same room with "The Last Supper" in the Santa Maria delle Grazie monastery in Milan, Italy was surreal. Thankfully, our very knowledgeable guide provided us with interesting details about Da Vinci's masterpiece. Another bucket list desire checked off!

Thank Francine G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The last time I was here was 1973. We had a guide which was very educational and we learned a great deal about the architecture of the church as well as the art.

Thank sb2urist
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Il Cenacolo is the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie, and is famous as the location where Leonardo Da Vinci's "Last Supper" was painted and is now housed. Visiting the painting was quite difficult, but we were glad we went to the effort and expense. Access to the painting is strictly limited, with groups of about 15 allowed to enter for exactly 15 minute time slots - the painting is in a climate-controlled area and the doors open automatically; it was interesting to watch the mechanism.

Tickets for a slot go on sale about 3 months in advance, although the schedule when they are released seems a bit random and was not well published. We ended up missing the day that they opened up (we only had a single day in Milan) and the tickets sell out in a day or less, mostly bought up by tour operators. We ended up paying a fair amount for a half-day tour of the city, which included a visit to Il Cenacolo. We enjoyed it fine, but would have been happier to spend less money and visit on our own if only tickets were available. If you do plan to visit, try to plan as far in advance as possible and be sure to purchase tickets before you go.

Seeing the painting itself was amazing. We had read up on and its history before visiting; there are also a few displays in the room that point out, for example, which apostle is which. Photos are allowed, although no flash.

Thank SnowyShasta
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to book tickets to view Leonardo’s Last Supper, and getting hold of one can be quite a hassle, the standard entry tickets sell our within minutes of release meaning that you will have to trawl through numerous ‘tour operators’ to find the most reasonably priced and appropriate tour options for your visit, most add considerable cost to the original ticket price. But your efforts will be rewarded as the Last Supper is truly magnificent and the fact that viewers are allowed in in small numbers adds greatly to the intimacy and experience.

Thank 230jamesr
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrive we are happy to see that nobody is in front of us and was no row but the doorman he invited to go to tickets room where the lady said the tickets are sold out for 2 months from the day we was but nobody was at the entrance.

2  Thank Racolta R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the reasons that we began our Italy visit in Milan was to see the Last Supper. We booked the visit as part of a three hour walking tour. We used Museum Tours (Tuscany Tours). The guide was informative and enhanced the experience. I liked the small group, the silence of the participants, and no idiots being allowed to take selfies or pictures of any kind. A special bonus was the exhibit on loan from Queen Elizabeth of some drawings. It was a truly outstanding experience.

Thank BluePhantom
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