We are proud to be Italian, if we think of the excellent minds that our homeland has had over the centuries: artists, writers, scientists. Great figures who made our country well-known all over the world thanks to their works.
Among these the genius of Leonardo Da Vinci obviously stands out. He came to visit our land of Lecco and the Adda River.
Speaking of Leonardo at once comes to mind the Gioconda, but equally famous is the painting of The Last Supper hosted in Milan in the Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
Right in the refectory of this convent, Leonardo has painted the painting by will of Ludovico Sforza, know as Ludovico il Moro. Three years of work (1494-1497) for a masterpiece that today is admired by millions of tourists.
The Last Supper is a wall painted with a different technique from the fresco, which requires speeds in color coating on a still wet plaster. For this painting Leonardo decides to paint directly on the dry plaster, thus allowing to come back several times to cure the details of the work. Unfortunately, this innovative experiment proved to be an unhappy choice and painting began to deteriorate. Over the centuries, several restoration works have been carried out to safeguard this great artwork.
The Last Supper in conjunction with the complex of the Church and the Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie was registered in the 1980 as UNESCO sites.