Has anyone taken the high speed train from Florence to Milan to see The Last Supper? Can this round trip be done in one day?
Easily. There are fast trains every one or two hours and the trip takes one hour and 45 minutes. Check on whether or not you need to book a time to see the fresco in question.
You absolutely must book in advance to see The Last Supper, as entry is very limited. Bookings at www.vivaticket.it/evento.php… or 011 39 02 928 00360
You definitely need to book a time to see The Last Supper.
Admissions are very limited (25 at a time, I believe) and you are only able to view the painting for 15 minutes. You must arrive 15 - 30 minutes before your booked time.
It is best to book months in advance - tickets go on sale 3 months before their admission date, and they sell out very quickly. Also, there are no admissions on Mondays. As seeing The Last Supper will not fill an entire day, there is plenty else to see in Milan - there is currently a Leonardo da Vinci exhibition on if you are interested in his work.
You can buy your tickets before hand on-line and print them off on the Trenitalia website. From there just get on the train. We went round trip Florence/Milan in one day but did not go to see the Last Supper. June 2011
Is it possible to get a last-minute ticket if there are no-shows? the date I want is sold out.
Try phoning for a ticket. There are more availabilities by phone than online. From the US, the number is 011 39 02 928 00360
You could go in the hope of picking up a no-show's ticket, but I would not like your chances. When we visited in August 2009, everyone turned up for our entry time.
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