The Last Supper of Leonardo da Vinci is jealously guarded inside the refectory of the Dominican convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan.
Leonardo made this work of astonishing beauty on the north wall of the room between 1494 and 1498, during the lordship of Ludovico il Moro.
Leonardo painted this masterpiece "dry-stone" instead of using the fresco technique usually used for wall paintings.
Unfortunately, over time, due to environmental conditions and historical events, the work has suffered heavy deterioration and can only be seen in part.
There have been numerous restoration works on the Last Supper, and in particular that of 1999, he returned the original colors to the painting and removed the previous paintings.
To prevent the painting from being damaged, now it is kept in special environmental conditions, with a special air treatment, and can only be visited by groups of up to 25 visitors each time, every 15 minutes.
Opening hours: Tue - Sun (08.15 AM - 07.00 PM)
Admission: €10 adults, €5 reduced online ticket
How to reach: Metro Cadorna, Tram 16, Bus 94
Address: Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2
Born in Riccione, a seaside town on the Italian coast of the Adriatic Sea. Of Italian father and a Russian mother, I always define myself a crossroads of cultures, in fact I never identified with a nationality, considering myself a real world citizen.
From the early years of life I've traveled, living periods of time abroad, experiences that have further increased my openness towards the new and the different, and the ability to think outside the box.
I'm graduated Expert for Tourism, and continued hmy studies with a Masters Degree in Economics and Management. During and after the studies, I had a multitude of different jobs, mostly oriented towards tourism (my true passion, together with art and opera). Since 2008 I lives in Milan, working in the finance department of an Italian multinational company.
My passion for culture, led me to found in 2013, Kitabu, a publishing house specializing in the publication of books in electronic format, with which in 2015 I launched various projects regarding web-based magazines about different cultural and leisure themes, on of wich is TravelTv.
Despite the many commitments, however, I've never stopped traveling extensively the world, trying in every place to identify myself with the local population.