The Church of Holy Mary of Grace in Milan is better known by its Italian name – Santa Maria delle Grazie. Although most people visit this church primarily to see the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci, the church itself is a very interesting structure, both from outside and inside. Santa Maria delle Grazie Church is part of a Dominican Convent.
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci
Inside Santa Maria delle Grazie (on a large wall of the dining hall), you can see one of the most famous paintings by Leonardo da Vinci: The Last Supper. The painting is open for public, but in order to protect the unique work, number of visitors is limited every day. As a result, it is practically impossible to see The Last Supper without an advance reservation. When visiting Santa Maria delle Grazie to see Leonardo’s Last Supper, make sure you arrive in time and dress properly.
Getting to Santa Maria delle Grazie
The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is located at Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie, which is a small piazza adjacent to Corso Magenta. You can get there by tram number 16 (the stop’s name is Magenta S. Maria delle Grazie). The nearest metro station is Conciliazione (line M1, two blocks away).