If you’ll be visiting the vibrant metropolis of Milan, plan on adding the Milan City Tour to your itinerary. It’s a great introduction to the art and architecture of this fashion-forward city of designers, artists, musicians and the site of EXPO 2015. Milan has a rich and interesting culture, and a warm and friendly atmosphere, that pulsate with creativity and energy.
Let our accomplished English-Speaking guide gear the tour to your personal interests as you sightsee and stroll leisurely together. Visit the world-famous Duomo di Milano. The largest cathedral in all of Italy, and the fifth largest in the world, the Gothic Duomo took nearly six centuries to build, and is an architectural masterpiece. Learn about life during its construction.
Milan is a very old city with tales to tell. Dating the 6th Century B.C., it was the capital of the Roman Empire for about 200 years. One of Milan’s popular destinations is the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. This marvelous example of 19th Century architecture has two vaulted arcades and a glass dome that house one of the world’s oldest shopping malls. Peek into chic shops. Quench your thirst in one of the many cafés or bars, as the 19th Century poets, artists and men of letters did in their era.
Walking farther, you’ll come to the famous Teatro alla Scala. Giuseppe Piermarini designed this opera house. La Scala opened in 1778 upon the ruins of an older theater, and has been drawing crowds from all over the world ever since.
You’ll be sure to enjoy a visit to the intriguing medieval Sforza Castle. Built by the Duke, Francesco Sforza, the castle dates to the 15th Century. It contains Michangelo’s unfinished Pietà Rondanini, and frescoes by Da Vinci and Bramante. Be sure to pre-book a visit to Da Vinci’s awe-inspiring, The Last Supper. This precious and delicate painting has recently been restored to its original splendor. Viewing is limited to pre-booked guests, at 15 minutes per group. .
Half-day (3 hours) or Full-day (7 hours)