Milan - maps for the Last Supper, Brera Gallery and Milan transport sites.
Below is a Google map showing the location of the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie (home to Da Vinci's the Last Supper), the Brera Gallery and Milan's Central railway station. The map has all the standard Google functionality and can be scrolled, zoomed and dragged around as much as you feel like. If you'd rather see a larger version of the map, please follow this link, which will open in a new window.
Please read on down the page for some notes on distances and information on getting around using Milan's underground/subway - there's also a link for downloading a map of train transport.
As the crow flies, it's just under 2 kilometres from Milan's central railway station (Milano Centrale) to the Brera Gallery (Pinacoteca di Brera), and from the station to the church of Santa Maria dell Grazie is around 3.3 kilometres. It's 1.5 kilometres from the Brera to Santa Maria delle Grazie.
It will take the best part of an hour to walk from the central station to view the Last Supper. To be blunt, don't bother. Milan is not Rome or Florence and does not repay strolling in the way that those cities do. Sure, you could take a cab, but the Metropolitana, Milan's underground railway system, is fast, cheap and efficient. If you're already in the centre of town, then by all means walk - it's around 15 minutes on foot from the cathedral (Duomo).
You may download a PDF map of the Metropolitana network here.
How to get to the Last Supper:
On the map the central station is labelled 'Centrale FS' - from there you need to take the south-bound green line, the 'Metropolitana Linea 2' and get off at the Cadorna stop, 'Cadorna FN' on the map. Any and all south-bound trains on this line will stop at Cadorna, so jump on the first one. The station mentioned on the signs, and on the front of the train, will be the ultimate destination - usually the last stop on the line.
If you're coming from elsewhere in the city then note that you can also get to the church on the red line, 'Metropolitana Linea 1', and you'll be alighting at the 'Conciliazione' stop.
How to get to the Brera Gallery:
On the map the central station is labelled 'Centrale FS' - from there you need to take the south-bound green line, the 'Metropolitana Linea 2' and get off at the 'Lanza Brera' stop. Any and all south-bound trains on this line will stop at Lanza Brera, so jump on the first one. The station mentioned on the signs, and on the front of the train, will be the ultimate destination - usually the last stop on the line.
If you're coming from elsewhere in the city then note that you can also get to the gallery on the yellow line, 'Metropolitana Linea 3', and you'll be alighting at the 'Montenapoleone' stop.
Below is a stylised map of Milan that may be useful to give a more general view. The central station is not shown (it's off the map to the north east), and the Brera Gallery (north) and Santa Maria delle Grazie (west) are circled, and the catherdal (Duomo) is marked in yellow at the centre. We have a PDF version of the map which will print out onto a single sheet of A4 to download here.
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