Things to Do Near da Vinci's Last Supper
Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, “The Last Supper,” is one of Milan's top attractions. But with only 15-minute visits allowed, you'll be looking for other things to do nearby. Luckily, the fresco is in a church that's close to several other sights.
Learn more about da Vinci at the Museum of Science and Technology.
Italy's largest science and technology museum features models made from the Renaissance man's invention sketches. There are seven sections of the museum, some of which are hands-on and geared toward kids, so it's an excellent spot for a family or private tour.
Check out one of Milan's oldest churches, the Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.
This church was consecrated in the fourth century by Milan's patron saint, St. Ambrose. There are two bell towers, which is unusual for a church, and inside you’ll find gorgeous mosaic artwork from the fourth to eighth centuries.
Relax with the locals in Parco Sempione.
One of the best places to take a break from city life in Milan, the wonderful green space of Parco Sempione sprawls out behind the Castello Sforzesco. Museums line the park, but the main appeal for locals and visitors alike is the grassy lawn surrounded by rows of trees that help you forget you're in the middle of a busy city.
Visit the former seat of the ruling Sforza family at the Castello Sforzesco.
This once imposing castle houses several museums, including the Museum of Ancient Art, Museum of Musical Instruments, and a collection of Egyptian artifacts. Visitors can see the castle's historic battlements and guard chambers with a guided tour, and there are also family tours to keep kids interested.
Explore the history of Italian design at the Triennale Museum.
Jump forward in time after seeing “The Last Supper” to immerse yourself in the excellent collection of contemporary art and design at La Triennale. Located on one side of Parco Sempione, the building also contains a spacious cafe and a reference library.