This private walking tour will make you discover the magnificent art and hidden gems of Milan
- Sforza Castle
- Scala Opera House
- Gallery Vittorio Emanuele
- Duomo Square
- Milan's Cathedral
- Brera Neighborhood
- Brera National Gallery
- Fashion District
- Leonardo's Last Supper (optional)
- Private guide
- Itinerary can be customized
This one day private walking tour of Milan will introduce you to the art, culture and lifestyle of city.
Although the vast majority of visitors come to Milan for work reasons, the city has much more to offer than just business meetings. Art, culture, fashion, great local food and a vibrant nightlife are just some of the things you will find. The itinerary with your private guide 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 military engineer. Walking through the elegant streets of the city center we will reach the Scala Opera House. This temple of classical music was the stage of the greatest artists of all time, composers and directors like Verdi, Puccini, Toscanini; ballet dancers like Nureyev and opera stars like Pavarotti, they all found here their greatest successes and harshest critics.
From the Scala we will cross the square to enter the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery. Built in the 19th Century, the Galleria rapidly became one of the favorite gathering places in the city thanks to the elegant cafes, 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 on Piazza Duomo. On this vast square stands the cathedral of Milan, the third largest catholic church in the world, a massive tribute to the greatness of medieval Gothic architects. Inside you will learn about the history and mysteries of this temple and (if time allows) go the terraces on top of the cathedral to admire a spectacular view on the city: from there, on clear days you will even be able to see the snowcapped Alps.
We will stop for a lunch break in the Brera neighborhood, one of the most ancient and charming of Milan and then go in the Brera National Gallery. This museum hosts a magnificent collection of paintings and we will see works by Raphael, Caravaggio, Mantegna, Piero della Francesca. We will then move to the fashion district, along Via Montenapoleone and through the streets where the most prestigious fashion designers have their shops and laboratories. The time with your guide will end here, but you will probably like to continue to stroll around and do some shopping at Armani or Dolce & Gabbana.
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).
Private guide officially licensed
Food, drinks, entrance tickets (Castle 5 Euro, Scala Opera House 5 Euro, Duomo 5 Euro, Brera Gallery 10 Euro, all prices are per person)
Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Russian, Polish
At your hotel (if conveniently located) or near the Duomo. Detailed instructions and map will be emailed
Comfortable walking shoes
LEONARDO DA VINCI LAST SUPPER
If you prefer a shorter tour look our Milan Essential half day tour: