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San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

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Milan: Renaissance Treasures & The Last Supper Walking Tour

1. Milan: Renaissance Treasures & The Last Supper Walking Tour

Embark on a guided walking tour in Milan to explore its Renaissance treasures including skip-the-line entry to da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ at the World Heritage Site of Santa Maria delle Grazie, the 16th-century Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and the medieval fortification of Sforza Castle. Skip the lines to the Dominican convent where Da Vinci's legendary fresco of the “The Last Supper” is on display. Get an up-close look at this masterpiece while your guide explains the composition, perspective, and use of colors. Venture a few blocks to a hidden pearl of the city at the 16th-century Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, sometimes called the “Sistine Chapel” of Milan. Proceed to the imposing Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco), where the dukes of Milan held court. See the beautiful grounds of the Parco Sempione surrounding the fortress, pass the iconic clock tower of the Torre del Filarete and stroll through the military courtyards as you learn more about the Sforza family and why they hired Da Vinci and invited him to live in the castle as a guest for decades.  

Milan: City Highlights Walking Tour with The Last Supper

2. Milan: City Highlights Walking Tour with The Last Supper

Embark on a guided city walking tour of Milan and experience city highlights, including the Piazza della Scala and fast-track access to Da Vinci's The Last Supper in the Santa Maria delle Grazie. Start your Milan experience in Piazzale Cadorna, and enjoy a guided walk to the Duomo. Skip the lines to the city’s Gothic cathedral. Continue to the city’s fashion district and explore the trendy Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, a 19th-century architectural treasure. Stop at Piazza della Scala, home to the world-famous opera house. Take a break and enjoy lunch in the historic center. Visit the UNESCO-listed Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Skip the lines to see da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Head to the 16th-century church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, known as the Sistine Chapel of Milan, before visiting Castello Sforzesco. End the tour at a museum that’s home to Michelangelo’s unfinished sculpture, the Pietà Rondanini.

Milan: Walking Tour of San Maurizio Monastero Maggiore

3. Milan: Walking Tour of San Maurizio Monastero Maggiore

See the frescoes of the Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore and the events they show from Biblical stories and mystical characters. Visit works by Bernardino Luini and other important masters of the Lombard Renaissance. In the company of our expert guide, understand the splendor of this building and the treasures it contains. The Church of San Maurizio conceals several masterpieces of Italian art history by the most famous Lombard painters of the 16th century. As with other of our cultural itineraries, this guided tour of the Church of San Maurizio aims to introduce visitors to the varied world of legends and anecdotes surrounding the admirable masterpieces, without neglecting a careful historical and artistic reconstruction. While wandering around the church, the guide will also explain Aurelio Luini's Noah's Ark: an astonishing painting, a veritable zoological treatise rich in detail, which depicts with splendid attention giraffes, tigers, and unicorns, all lining up to board the Ark.

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What people are saying about San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,774 reviews

I rate this experience with 5 stars. Me and my friends mark this tour as one of the highlights of our trip to Milan. The tour guide was very friendly and spoke in a calm and easy to understand way. Very knowledgeable of the city and its history. The only thing I felt is that the lunch time was a little bit rushed, other than that can only recommend, as it is a great package to visit the city main attractions and guarantee a spot to the Last Supper.

We actually took the tour because it was the only way to see Da Vinci's Last Supper. But overall we really liked the tour and would highly recommend it. Our guide - Gianluca - was humorous, knowledgeable about history and always considerate of everyone (every question was answered patiently; worried that we weren't in the sun that much). We could never get the insight that we got over the city in 6 hours in our lives. Thanks a lot for this!

Fantastic overview of the sites. A lot of walking but definitely felt like we saw so many fabulous parts of the city! As young Americans we thought it was very informative and saw locations you would not necessarily think to visit, places the city wasn't 'known for' but certainly should be.

Luca, our tour guide, was great. Very approachable and funny. We covered the main monuments.

Giada estuvo genial y el tour estuvo muy completo para ser de tres horas.