Milan

Milan Essential Tour

(4 reviews)

Price starting from

€ 90.00
  • Milan
  • Private Tour
  • 3 Hours
    Duration
  • Transport: not included

A private walking tour to discover the magnificent art of the fashion capital

Themes

Highlights

  • Sforza Castle
  • Scala Opera House
  • Duomo Square
  • Milan's Cathedral
  • Gallery Vittorio Emanuele
  • Last Supper by Leonardo (optional)
  • Private guide
  • Itinerary can be customized

Description:

This private walking tour of Milan is a great introduction to the city and to some of its most beautiful art treasures.

Milan is known as the business capital of Italy but is also very rich in art and culture. The itinerary with your private guide you will start at the Sforza Castle, built by the lords of Milan as a fortress and magnificent residence well worthy of an Italian noble family, with contributions made by Leonardo da Vinci as a military engineer (please note that unfortunately it is closed on Mondays).

Walking through the elegant streets of the city center we will reach the Scala Opera House. This temple of classic music was the stage of the greatest artists of every time, composers and directors like Verdi, Puccini, Toscanini; ballet dancers like Nureyev and opera stars like Pavarotti got here their greatest successes and the harshest critics. The piazza in front of the theater is the real cultural centre of the city and from there we will enter the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery. Built in the the 19th Century, rapidly became one of the favourite gathering places in the city thanks to his old fashioned cafeterias, luxury shops and prestigious restaurants, and is now known as “the city's living room”.

On the other side of the Galleria we will exit in Piazza Duomo. On this vast square lies the Duomo, the cathedral of Milan, the the third largest catholic church in the world, a massive tribute to the greatness of medieval Gothic architects. Inside you will learn about the misteries of this temple and its relation with the history of the city. The tour will end here, but if you wish it will be possible to take the elevator to the terraces on top of the cathedral to enjoy a magnificent view over the city.

It is possible to add the visit to the Cenacolo Vinciano to see the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, one of the most famous paintings in the world. To include it in your itinerary please make the selection by opening the options menu located inside the reservation box in the upper right of this page. Important: please note that there is very limited availability and admission is subject to confirmation (in case the visit is not possible we will inform you and a full refund will be given).

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Included:

Officially licensed private guide

Not included:

Food, drinks, entrance tickets (Castle 5 Euro, Scala Opera House 5 Euro, Duomo 5 Euro)

Languages:

Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Russian, Polish

Meeting point:

At your hotel (if conveniently located) or near the Duomo. Detailed instructions and map will be emailed

Duration:

3 Hours

Dress code:

Comfortable walking shoes

Options:

Leonardo's Last Supper

Alternative tours:

If you have more time available we suggest taking our Milan in One Day private tour:

Reviews

(4 reviews)
10/10/2017

Nancy K.

Little Rock, AR - USA

Dear Cori, Thanks to KissFromItaly and your guide, our one day in Milan was perfect! The tour was educational and entertaining, and Giacomo was informative and charming. All four of us could not have been more satisfied. In addition to the tour itself, we appreciated his suggestions on where to dine, have drinks, how to use the transportation system, and options on how to spend the rest of our day. I personally appreciate all the help you gave me in making our arrangements. We had a fabulous trip, and our experience in Milan ended our three week vacation with a most memorable day. With warm regards, Nancy

06/03/2017

Viola A.

Braunschweig - Germany

Everything was perfect. Augusta was already waiting for us at the meeting point. The tour was a great pleasure for us. Augusta's passion for the city and the art inspired us and she responded to our interests, too. We really can commend her and next time we would book her again.