Discover Milan’s must-see attractions: Monumental Cemetery (it’s an open-air museum of funerary art masterpieces), roman church Sant’Ambrogio, Cenacolo (Last Supper) and Santa Maria delle Grazie Church, where gothic and renaissance are cleverly juxtaposed.
Monumental Cemetery – opened in 1866 is a very large cemetery, noted for its abundance of highly artistic and often imposing tombs. Great Italian sculptors have ventured into the design of tombs and funerary shrines as Arnaldo Pomodoro and Medardo Rosso. Visit of the memorial chapel, considered a veritable Pantheon of illustrious men and the most significant burials. Many of the tombs belong to noted industrialist dynasties, sometimes eponymous of world famous businesses and brands.
Sant’Ambrogio – Founded in 379 as Basilica Martyrum on the burial spot of the martyrs Gervase e Protase, in 397 the basilica also became a mausoleum for the city’s bishop and future patron saint. As testimony of Milanese ecclesiastical independence and due to its ancient traditions, the church is one of the most symbolic sites in the city. By the 11th century the edifice was extensively rebuilt in the Romanesque style. Many frescoes and mosaics of high value are present, like the seventh chapel that gives access to the small chapel of Saint Vittore in Ciel d’Oro.
The final stop and culmination of this tour is none other than Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper, hidden away at the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. This 15th century fresco captures the emotional moment in which Jesus announces that one of his 12 disciples will betray him. The painting had been severely damaged over the centuries, and has only recently undergone a painstaking 21 years restoration, revealing the original colors and details of this masterpiece. The delicate nature of this fresco and its importance means that Last Supper tickets are strictly limited to those who have pre-booked – and only one group is allowed to stand with the painting at a time in a specially conditioned room for 15 minutes.
Available from Tuesday to Sunday, UNAVAILABLE on Sunday morning and Monday
We suggest to buy Tickets for Cenacolo as soon as possible due to limited space and a large request.