What do we offer?

A guided tour service at the highest level, the same of a unique masterpiece such as the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1980, requires the highest level of professionalism and awareness too.

The figure of the museum professional, in fact, stands for the most precious connection between the public and the masterpiece itself, being at the same time the first responsible for an accurate and personal reception of the individuals, so different for geographical, social, cultural origin, for age and skills, like the museum visitors are.

Our visit to the Last Supper is conceived to achieve a double purpose: meeting the masterpiece as a personal experience of contemplation - while the guide is leading our glance - and a passionate storytelling dedicated to such prominent characters.

Not only guided tours

A real added value to our service is a dedicated and multifunctional area set up in the Cenacolo Vinciano Museum, which allow our visitors to join a richer and immersive experience, taking advantage of different educational methodologies.

This unique space could be converted each time in a Renaissance workshop, in order to go through the artistic technique experienced by Da Vinci, in a conference hall dedicated to short in-depth analysis, in a launching pad for the discovery of Da Vinci’s footsteps in Milan and in Lombardy, or finally in a stage of emotions, in order to live again what is told in his touching painting.

Our proposal

Our visit proposal for school

GUIDED TOUR - BASIC MODULE

Visiting the Last Supper means living an immersive experience, where the narration of the touching subject represented since 1498 meets today the personal contemplation of the masterpiece by Da Vinci.

The guided tour - basic module - is structured in three different sections:

The background and the work tools

How the Last Supper was first conceived? Introduction of the The Cenacolo Vinciano Museum, historical references to Santa Maria delle Grazie Church and Cloister, to the ducal commission by Ludovico il Moro and to the decorations included in the monks’ dining hall. The artistic technique experienced by Da Vinci, the underdrawings, the several problems of conservation and the long work of restoration.

The immersive experience of the masterpiece

Inside the dining hall of the Dominicans, our guide is suggesting how to read the Last Supper subject properly, through historical sources such as St. John’s Gospel, letting the visitors feel the true Apostles’ “soul motions”, gather the realism and naturalism of the portrayal, catch the air perspective, understand the beauty of the landscape reaching a personal contemplation of the masterpiece; the guide is ending the visit with a brief reference to Montorfano’s Crucifixion.

Time to debate, before following Da Vinci’s footsteps

Our visit to the Last Supper is not ending outside the dining hall suddenly, right at the highest level of the rising curve in the fruition of one of the most impressive work of art ever: we expect questions and desire of in-depth analysis after contemplating the masterpiece, leading the visitors to a personal consideration and to the openness towards new discoveries. That is why, at the end of the visit, the guide is making reference to the city of Milan, its Renaissance monuments and masterpieces, the lively cultural background in Da Vinci times, the heritage of the Last Supper and the followers of his manner.

School level: primary, middle and high school

Prize: € 85,00

Duration: 45 minutes

COMBO VISIT

In order to perfectly frame Da Vinci’s manner in Milan and, at the same time, to focus the attention on other nearby stunning museums and monuments, it is possible to mix the visit to the Last Supper with:

Guided tour to Santa Maria delle Grazie Church and to the cloisters open to the public, an essential experience to better understand and contextualize the Last Supper painting (duration: 45 minutes)

Guided tour to San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore Church, to understand the heritage of Da Vinci’s manner among his main disciples (duration: 45 minutes)

Guided tour to Atellani House, for a reference to the Da Vinci’s vineyard and to the noble and middle-class families which supported the Duke of Milan, Ludovico il Moro (duration: 45 minutes)

Guided tour to the Sforza Castle, for a broader comprehension of Da Vinci’s activity with the commission of the Duke Ludovico il Moro, with a precise reference to the “Sala delle Asse” painting, now under restoration (duration: 75 minutes)

Guided tour to the Ambrosiana Gallery, to consider Da Vinci’s work through different points of view, focusing on the portraiture (The Musician) and the original drawings of the Codex Atlanticus, displayed in rotation inside the stunning Borromeo’s library (duration: 75 minutes)

Guided tour to Da Vinci’s Galleries inside the Museum of Science and Technology, to focus on his main studies and famous machines (duration: 75 minutes)

School level: primary, middle and high school

Prize: according to duration and favorite module version

Duration: 90/135/180 minutes

WORKSHOP VISIT

It is also possible to mix the visit to the Last Supper with a real workshop activity, in order to live personally the experience of the craftsman and artist work: this could be an unmissable occasion to switch a passive experience, such as looking at a painting, with an active and multi sensorial experience, since the students will be able to use true materials and tools of the artist. They will also understand what it means to build a teamwork and to appreciate the improvement in quality of their job through the mutual cooperation.

Two are the workshops we want to activate.

Leonardo Da Vinci and the drawing: the sanguine

The drawing has always been essential for Da Vinci’s planning ability: this is the reason why the students will soon experiment the sanguine technique. The guide will give some pieces of information about the history of this material and of its use, showing images brought from Da Vinci’s works.
Starting from the free test of the sanguine, the students will understand the number of different effects they can achieve and contextually they will learn more about the chiaroscuro and the sfumato techniques and their correct use for gaining a three-dimensional texture.
Only after this practical activity and the achievement of a good level of manual skills, the students will start to draw. Each student will work on a detail taken from the Last Supper painting, following a sketch in order to give it the correct volume and chiaroscuro by using the sanguine.
At the end of the activity, the drawings will be put back together rebuilding, like an unstructured puzzle, the key details of the Last Supper.
The aim of the workshop is to give value to the work of the individual which is, for all intents and purposes, part of a common work.

Leonardo Da Vinci and the drawing: the faces

During the visit and the workshop activity, the guide will show the planning practice to realize a painting like the Last Supper, from the preliminary conception to the final composition.
We know that Da Vinci realized many preliminary drawings to focus on the effect he wanted to achieve for the Apostles’ figures: the starting point has always been the observation of reality, caught even with a fleeting glance.
In his Treatise of Painting, Da Vinci provides some precious recommendations to recreate a human figure in profile after having seen its face just once.
This will be the starting point for the students too, which will be invited to look at their classmates’ faces, asking them to fix their outline following Da Vinci’s collection of samples. After that, without the samples, the portrait will be finished by the students looking directly at the face striking a pose in front of them.
At the end of the activity, the guide will show some copies of Da Vinci’s drawings kept in the Windsor Collection which contains many studies dedicated to the Apostles’ faces.

School level: primary, middle and high school

Prize: € 140,00

Duration: 90 minutes

VISIT PLUS LECTURE

The guided tour contents will be enhanced by a lecture in order to widen the final moments of the visit: Time to debate, before following Da Vinci’s footsteps.

Starting from the ideas, the personal observations and the questions of the students, the guide will lead them to discover, in a “maieutic” way, as a masterpiece was borning.

The main purpose of this in-depth analysis is to open the doors of the city of Milan, in an ideal journey through the Renaissance period, discovering the places where Da Vinci lived and worked; the churches which kept the two versions of the Virgin of the Rocks painting; the splendor of the entourage of the Duke Ludovico il Moro, with the most relevant figures in the Sforza family and in the intellectuals and artists hosted by the Duke.

School level: high school

Prize: € 140,00

Duration: 90 minutes

Our visit proposal for groups, Companies and tourists

GUIDED TOUR - BASIC MODULE

Visiting the Last Supper means living an immersive experience, where the narration of the touching subject represented since 1498 meets today the personal contemplation of the masterpiece by Da Vinci.

The guided tour - basic module - is structured in three different sections:

The background and the work tools

How the Last Supper was first conceived? Introduction of the The Cenacolo Vinciano Museum, historical references to Santa Maria delle Grazie Church and Cloister, to the ducal commission by Ludovico il Moro and to the decorations included in the monks’ dining hall. The artistic technique experienced by Da Vinci, the underdrawings, the several problems of conservation and the long work of restoration.

The immersive experience of the masterpiece

Inside the dining hall of the Dominicans, our guide is suggesting how to read the Last Supper subject properly, through historical sources such as St. John’s Gospel, letting the visitors feel the true Apostles’ “soul motions”, gather the realism and naturalism of the portrayal, catch the air perspective, understand the beauty of the landscape reaching a personal contemplation of the masterpiece; the guide is ending the visit with a brief reference to Montorfano’s Crucifixion.

Time to debate, before following Da Vinci’s footsteps

Our visit to the Last Supper is not ending outside the dining hall suddenly, right at the highest level of the rising curve in the fruition of one of the most impressive work of art ever: we expect questions and desire of in-depth analysis after contemplating the masterpiece, leading the visitors to a personal consideration and to the openness towards new discoveries. That is why, at the end of the visit, the guide is making reference to the city of Milan, its Renaissance monuments and masterpieces, the lively cultural background in Da Vinci times, the heritage of the Last Supper and the followers of his manner.

Recipients: groups, Companies and tourists (for English, French, German and Spanish speakers)

Prize: € 150,00

Duration: 45 minutes

COMBO VISIT

In order to perfectly frame Da Vinci’s manner in Milan and, at the same time, to focus the attention on other nearby stunning museums and monuments, it is possible to mix the visit to the Last Supper with:

Guided tour to Santa Maria delle Grazie Church and to the cloisters open to the public, an essential experience to better understand and contextualize the Last Supper painting (duration: 45 minutes)

Guided tour to San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore Church, to understand the heritage of Da Vinci’s manner among his main disciples (duration: 45 minutes)

Guided tour to Atellani House, for a reference to the Da Vinci’s vineyard and to the noble and middle-class families which supported the Duke of Milan, Ludovico il Moro (duration: 45 minutes)

Guided tour to the Sforza Castle, for a broader comprehension of Da Vinci’s activity with the commission of the Duke Ludovico il Moro, with a precise reference to the “Sala delle Asse” painting, now under restoration (duration: 75 minutes)

Guided tour to the Ambrosiana Gallery, to consider Da Vinci’s work through different points of view, focusing on the portraiture (The Musician) and the original drawings of the Codex Atlanticus, displayed in rotation inside the stunning Borromeo’s library (duration: 75 minutes)

Guided tour to Da Vinci’s Galleries inside the Museum of Science and Technology, to focus on his main studies and famous machines (duration: 75 minutes)

Recipients: groups, Companies, tourists (for English, French, German and Spanish speakers)

Prize: according to duration and favorite module version

Duration: 90/135/180 minutes

VISIT PLUS LECTURE

The guided tour contents will be enhanced by a lecture in order to widen the final moments of the visit: Time to debate, before following Da Vinci’s footsteps.

Starting from the ideas, the personal observations and the questions of the students, the guide will lead them to discover, in a “maieutic” way, as a masterpiece was borning.

The main purpose of this in-depth analysis is to open the doors of the city of Milan, in an ideal journey through the Renaissance period, discovering the places where Da Vinci lived and worked; the churches which kept the two versions of the Virgin of the Rocks painting; the splendor of the entourage of the Duke Ludovico il Moro, with the most relevant figures in the Sforza family and in the intellectuals and artists hosted by the Duke.

Recipients: groups, Companies, tourists (for English, French, German and Spanish speakers)

Prize: € 200,00

Duration: 90 minutes