Milan is truly a unique and upcoming city. A half-day tour of Milan is the perfect way to see all the sites in a compact amount of time, and it finishes early enough to partake in Milan’s famous aperitivo or “happy hour” scene.
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April 29, 2014
One of the main things on nearly every must-see list for visitors to Milan is Leonardo da Vinci’s famous fresco, “The Last Supper.” What many don’t realize before they get to Milan, however, is that the painting can be tough to see if you’re not planning ahead. It’s only possible to see the fragile fresco for 15 minutes before your timed entry is up and you’re ushered out, so tickets are booked up well in advance. With a 15-minute time limit, however, it’s still completely worth it to see “The Last Supper.”
March 19, 2013
“The Last Supper,” called “Il Cenacolo” in Italian (pronounced che-NAH-ko-lo), rests on one wall of a former dining hall attached to the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. The nature of da Vinci’s work on the fresco – he was experimenting with a new method at the time – meant that it degraded much more quickly than other frescoes painted at the same time. As a result, the environment of the room is now strictly monitored to keep the masterpiece from being damaged even more rapidly.