The Church, Basilica and Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie are situated in Milan and belong to the Dominican order. The Duke of Milan, Francesco I Sforza in 1463 ordered the building of the church which was designed by architect Umberto Scopatello.
The interior of the church is in a marked gothic style. The naves, built by Solari, were initially in half-light, and were later illuminated by Bramante, who added an apse at the crossing of the wings.
The characteristics of Santa Maria delle Grazie are typical of the late gothic period in Lombardy; brick and granite were used, and ogival arches, cross ribbed vaults, a floor plan with three naves, with lateral chapels and gabled facade.
With this site, we wish to offer the tourist a small guide to the splendid Cenacolo Vinciano fresco also known as "The Last Supper" painted by Leonardo da Vinci and some other points of interest.
The guide will also speak about other places of interest such as the Pinacoteca di Brera (Brera Art Gallery) and Santa Maria degli Angeli, with directions and opening times.
In the site you will also find tourist accommodation recommended for the visits to the museums, placed on an interactive satellite map. It will also be possible to book visits to the Cenacolo securely online, thus avoiding having to wait in long queues.
Cenacolo.it likes to think of itself as a tribute to the famous Renaissance fresco.
The Last Supper
Brera Art Gallery
Teatro alla Scala
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
San Siro Stadium