Things to do in Zona Magenta

Top 10 Things to Do in Zona Magenta, Milan

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  • Anthony
    New York City, NY860 contributions
    This is one of the most recognizable pieces of art in the world and something you must experience in Milan. However, you will need to plan ahead as only a maximum of 35 people are allowed to see the painting at one time in 15 minute slots.

    Reservations are an absolute must. We tried getting tickets through the official website 2-3 months in advance, but still could not get anything and had to go with a guided tour through GetYourGuide (suspect the guided tours take up a lot of the slots as both our time slot and the one after were led by guides. Through GetYourGuide, we were given detailed instructions on where to meet. We found our guide, Anna Pinto, holding a GetYourGuide sign at the promised time where she gathered our group of around 30 people and briefed us on logistics, the history of Milan, the church, Leonardo da Vinci and the Last Supper. We each got radio receivers so we could hear her clearly.

    We were then led to get our tickets which required us to show an ID (driver’s license was fine). The name had to match the name supplied on your reservation. There were lockers in the ticket office in case you had large bags or any food/drinks that were not allowed inside. From there we were led into the entrance where there was a quick security check and then off to a holding area outside the refectory. During this time our guide continued sharing details about the refectory and the painting. This point is an excellent time to get your cameras ready. Once the automatic glass doors open, you will walk inside and to your right is the Last Supper.

    Our guide continued with thorough explanations, though I honestly was not paying attention as I was trying to take photos. The painting is lit dimly but enough that you can see clearly and take photos (no flash allowed of course). The rest of the room though is even dimmer making it challenging to take photos with people. Our entire group was unsurprisingly clustered in front of the Last Supper. There is another painting opposite the Last Supper depicting the Crucifixion that no one was paying much attention to.

    When your 15 minutes is up, you will be shepherded out into a separate room that has more details about the Last Supper. Our guide continued with some very insightful details into the history of the painting. Finally we ended up in a courtyard and parted ways with our guide. By the courtyard, there was a souvenir shop and toilets. The whole experience lasted about an hour. After exiting, you can visit the church next door for free.

    Overall, the experience was a bit hectic with the time limit, but certainly one of the things you must do when visiting Milan. While having a guide added to the cost (4 times more than a regular ticket), it greatly helped with the insightful information and details an unguided tour would not have had. Our guide in particular spent the entire time feeding us information and spoke clearly in English.
    Written 28 May 2023
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  • Jonathan I
    Turku, Finland89 contributions
    Need to be booked in advance. Only 35 persons are allowed in every 15 minutes. We used Tiqets and it worked very well. All the different companies and guides made it a bit hard to locate the guide outside the church. Our guide Lorenzo was very good and did all the talking outside so that we could enjoy the Last Supper mural by Da Vinci in peace. The whole tour was about 1 hour.
    Written 16 May 2023
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  • Antonio Q
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania86 contributions
    A beautiful collection of art, a must see for any art entuziast while visiting Milano. One of the most impressive museums at Castello Sforzesco.
    Written 20 April 2023
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  • Alessandro F
    Milan, Italy25,997 contributions
    Baroque architecture
    Beautiful seventeenth-century building in the center of Milan, the State Railways have finally left (although they remain the owners) to give way to a more appropriate regional headquarters for Cultural Heritage and tourism in Lombardy.
    The palace has an important portal with two giants, in the style of the Omenoni palace, which support the convex balcony. Corinthian-style columns run from the first floor to the third floor.
    Above, the attic gable (completion wall element) with two statues supporting the coat of arms of the Litta family, one of the illustrious families of the Milanese aristocracy
    The inner courtyard is also beautiful
    Written 31 March 2021
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  • maryjoe0777
    Long Island, NY291 contributions
    We marveled at the exhibition of DA VINCI'S UNIQUE works. He was a true genius. Only a portion of his 12 set volume is on display . Still amazing . The building itself is a jewel of Renaissance Architecture which includes a lovely cloister.
    Written 5 August 2015
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  • Alexander W
    Bishops Stortford, UK711 contributions
    Head out of Cadorna station and you’ll be sure to see the sculptures. They’re nice to see, though this doesn’t take long. Good for a quick photo op.
    Written 9 April 2023
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  • Tony A
    47 contributions
    A well organized and arranged museum, a legacy to Milan showing its great heart and generosity. Absolutely to be visited by any Milan citizen.
    Written 1 September 2016
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  • Olja P
    2 contributions
    A beautiful and very important part of Milan! They also hosted a part of the Documentary film festival "Visions from the World" where I saw a documentary about Hip Hop in Dakar, Senegal. Precious!
    Written 19 September 2022
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  • Alessandro F
    Milan, Italy25,997 contributions
    With the most central railway station of the city, two lines of underground , tram and many bus , this is one of the most important hub for the Milan urban transport system.
    The square is dominate from the facade of the railway station, not very nice, then the colored sculpture of needle, the thread and knot.
    Many modern buildings contrast with beautiful old building
    Written 9 May 2020
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  • Alessandro F
    Milan, Italy25,997 contributions
    At the end of 19th century almost all the Spanish walls were demolished, this very nice Liberty palace was built in 1908 on the same place were the Spanish walls used to be.
    It is well proportioned with wonderful wrought iron balconies.
    The pharmacy you see is the same as 110 years ago.
    Written 15 April 2020
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  • Borzov
    Rijeka, Croatia5,256 contributions
    The imposing headquarter of the historic Milanese electric company was built in 1892 by design of the architect Enrico Combi. The building was originally meant to house the railway company, but from 1923 it is the business seat of the well-known Edison company. It is a five-story building, nice and elegant, with 2400 square meters of office space built in an eclectic style with some innovative solutions and new materials.
    Written 23 September 2017
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  • Alessandro F
    Milan, Italy25,997 contributions
    The typical Liberty buildings have not more than four floors, this one with five floors is disproportionate. beatiful the balcony supported by six children.
    Written 14 April 2020
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  • Eva L
    Berlin, Germany3 contributions
    Wonderful store for stationary, handmade in Italy and at a great price. We shopped for Christmas gifts and hope they will be a great hit back home.
    Written 25 October 2020
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