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What to do before your Museo del Cenacolo Vinciano visit

Museo del Cenacolo Vinciano is where the The Last Supper painting by Leonardo da Vinci is displayed. On a wall in the convent courtyard of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, nearby a church is where this famous painting is on display. Originally painted in the late 1490s the art piece measures a stunning 7 x 8.8 metres (or 280 x 350 inches). It’s truly stunning, not only by its dimensions. The more than 500-year-old painting has been restored multiple times, sometimes better sometimes worse, over the years. It dates back to the High Renaissance period. Therefore, little of the original painting remains today, however visiting the Last Supper in person is still a highly ranked activity and a sight to see, not only in Milan or overall in Italy. Read below what you should do before your Museo del Cenacolo Vinciano visit.

Download the Museo del Cenacolo Vinciano App before your The Last Supper visit

To fully prepare for your visit to Museo del Cenacolo Vinciano, there is one thing you should definitely keep in mind. Well, two. First, of course, you need your valid ticket. As tickets and time slots are highly popular and quite a rarity, you have to set a timer for when to book your tickets. In another article, I have already explained more about what to know and how to buy your The Last Supper Tickets.

So, the other thing you should do in preparation for your The Last Supper visit is to download the Museo del Cenacolo Vinciano App. It’s a free application for both Apple iOS and Android devices. You can already use the app before your visit, but it makes more sense if you use it during the 15 minutes you have inside the room with the painting. Use its AI/3D functions to discover the masterpiece in-depth or listen to explanations to learn more about it and the stories behind it. To not disturb other visitors, it’s recommended to use (wireless) headphones.
Download the official app here for iOS and Android, straight from the respective app stores.

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[…] When children reach the age of six or seven, they tend to have a better understanding of the importance of behaving respectfully in a cultural setting. They can also engage in discussions about the painting and its historical context, making the visit more meaningful for them. However, it’s crucial to prepare them for the experience and explain the significance of what they are about to see. Make sure the check out the Milan Travel Guide Archive for additional inspiration on what to see and do when in the Lombard capital city.Also recommended: What to do before your Museo del Cenacolo Vinciano “The Last Supper” visit […]

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