This special ticket combination includes the entry ticket to visit Leonardo's Last Supper with the( pre-booking service to avoid waiting in line and an in-depth guide book of Leonardo's masterpiece in the language of your choice. Visitors can receive one guide book for each issued voucher (not for each ticket) by presenting a specific shopping card at the bookshop located inside the museum. The shopping card will be send to you by e-mail together with your ticket voucher. Guide Book available languages: Italian, English, French, Japanese, Spanish, German, Russian and Chinese.
In the refectory of the Dominican convent adjoining the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, is housed one of the world's most celebrated works: Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper?.
Painted between 1494 and 1498 under the rule of Ludovico il Moro, Leonardo abandoning the traditional method of fresco painting, depicted the scene "a secco" (on a dry wall) on the wall of the refectory.
Upon completion however, it was documented that this technique and environment factors had contributed to the eventual deterioration of the fresco, that has undergone numerous restorations.
The most recent being in 1999, where various scientific methods were employed to restore the original colors and where possible to remove the traces of paint applied from previous attempts to restore the fresco.
Extensive measures have been implemented to protect the fresco from further exposure. To ensure that the fresco be kept at room temperature, since restoration the visitor intake has been restricted to a group of 25 admitted every 15 minutes.