Masterpiece in Milan

Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

How many of us have noticed that one of the world’s most famous and moving paintings has a doorway cut right into it’s middle? Leonardo’s Last Supper covers one wall of a dining hall in the monastery, Santa Maria della Grazie in Milan. Apparently, in 1652, it was decided that the room needed another doorway, so one was created. It has since been walled up, but the intrusion into the painting remains.

For some insight into this painting, see this excellent video: http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/leonardo-last-supper.html

About Custom Italy Tours

We Love Italy! My husband Larry and I, assisted by our family, operate Travel All Over, a full-service travel agency, as well as Custom Italy Tours which is focused on providing fully customized tours of Italy for individuals, families, and groups. I'm the Italian (born Geromina Ferrara), and Larry is the Italian wanna-be. We are both Italy Specialists and Larry is a CTC (Certified Travel Counselor).
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