Giorgio Vasari’s Last Supper returns to Santa Croce

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Thanks to Opificio delle Pietre Dure and to the contribution of PRADA, Getty Foundation and Protezione Civile the newly restored masterpiece of Giorgio Vasari – Last Supper returns to Santa Croce, fifty years after the flood.

We were delighted to accept the invitation from the FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano, the Italian National Trust) to support, through the work of the Opificio delle Pietre Dure (Workshop of Semi-Precious Stones), the restoration, one might even say the rebirth, of a work as important as Giorgio Vasari’s Last Supper. We are therefore proud to have helped to return this extremely significant work to its original location in the refectory of the Opera di Santa Croce after 50 years, and to make it accessible to the public, who can once again admire it in all its beauty. – Patrizio Bertelli, Chief Executive Officer of the Prada Group

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FLORENCE, ITALY - NOVEMBER 04: A general view during the Giorgio Vasari's Last Supper Painting Unveiling Ceremony - A Restoration Project Supported By Prada on November 4, 2016 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Prada)

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FLORENCE, ITALY - NOVEMBER 04:(L-R) Monica Barni, Dario Franceschini, Dario Nardella, Antonio di Marcantonio, Irene Sanesi, Italian president Sergio Mattarella, Marco Ciatti, Patrizio Bertelli and Antoine Wilmering attend Giorgio Vasari's Last Supper Painting Unveiling Ceremony - A Restoration Project Supported By Prada on November 4, 2016 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Prada) *** Local Caption *** Monica Barni;Dario Franceschini;Dario Nardella;Antonio di Marcantonio;Irene Sanesi;Sergio Mattarella;Marco Ciatti;Patrizio Bertelli;Antoine Wilmering

image by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Prada

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