Possibly the main target that attract more tourists in Milan is Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece - The Last Supper. Between 1495 and 1497, Leonardo painted this masterpiece of confusion and betrayal on the wall of the dining hall in time when Santa Maria delle Grazie was a Dominican monastery. Leonardo's fresco has been called "the saddest work of art in the world" - in part because of deteriorated even before being completed, probably because the priests preparing the table here.
Fresco underwent a number of well-intentioned but poorly executed retouching in 18 or 19 centuries. In our Ziel new restoration took place, aimed at removing the effects of previous restorations and damage resulting therefrom. The fresco was restored and also to repair damage brought by Napoleon's troops, who used the wall post exercises target shooting with rifle and damages suffered during World War II bombing which destroyed the roof, while leaving exposed to fresco for three years.
In other words, "Last Supper" is only a shadow of Leonardo's work, but work to immortalize the moment when Christ told the Apostles that one of them will betray him, remains as powerful and evocative. Only 25 people are allowed to see this artwork at the same time, and must pass through a series of devices from clothes remove any items that may be damaging frescoes. Because of this, queues are usually very large and without reservation in advance can be surprised to be rejected on entry even if you go in winter when the tourist flow is far from full. Besides the tourists buy tickets to many contributing crowd.
Because the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie houses a masterpiece like the church itself is often overlooked, but it itself is a treasure. Old 15th century, Santa Maria delle Grazie has a lot of architectural innovations and an impressive dome. Is the work of one of the greatest Renaissance architect Donato Bramante - who was one of the architects who worked on St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
By Maria Morari
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