Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Santa Maria delle Grazie: Home of Da Vinci’s Last Supper (Sophisticated Milan Series 19)

Santa Maria delle Grazie
Home of Da Vinci’s Last Supper
Sophisticated Milan Series 19

We arrived very early in the morning at the
Santa Maria delle Grazie as we were told
the queue to the church is kilometric as it is
visited by more than 10,000 tourists s day.

Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, one of the most
celebrated and well known artworks in the world
was painted on the wall of the dining room of the
former Dominican convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

Only 30 visitors per tour are allowed to spend a maximum
of 15 minutes viewing to ensure that the room temperature
is maintained to protect the priceless fresco from deterioration.

^^Photo taken @ National Museum of Science and Technology

To our disappointment, tickets were sold out when we arrived.

We were left with no choice but to admire
Santa Maria delle Grazie from the outside.

Holy Mary of Grace in English, the Dominican church
and convent are both UNESCO World Heritage Site,

…where the mural of The Last Supper 
by Leonardo da Vinci is found.

Read my other Milan Series

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