Leonardo’s “Last Supper” in Turin

piazza san carloTravelling is something very interesting, since it gives you the chance to meet new people and learn new cultures.

If you are lucky enough, you can also meet some very interesting and cool people who can help you to discover the most secret places of the city you are in, or they can give you hints about where to go and what to do.

That’s the best way to discover something which is not included in the city guide and only locals could know about.

That’s the case of the painting of “Last Supper” in Turin. Tourists really get crazy about it since they can’t find it, even if they go around the city all they long. That’s because they imagine a very big image, probably like the original one.

They are wrong: it’s just a tiny one located on the top of the street signal having the name of the square. I am talking about Piazza San Carlo, which is one of the most famous one. Arriving through Via Roma, the fashion street that links the square to the another one (which is called Piazza Castello), you can find the painting up on the right side of the walls.

Of course if you don’t look that close you won’t be able to see it, due to its size. So you will probably start wondering where it is, looking to the map if by chance you are in the wrong square or if the painting has been removed.

After a while you will probably ask to some waiters of one the bars there, and they will smile at you, pointing their finger to the spot where you can find a copy of Leonardo’s masterpiece.

You will be happy and you will thank them so much, taking a couple of pictures of the wall and getting mad because on both the guide book and the map the painting is not even mentioned.