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Milan: Historical Walking Tour and The Last Supper Ticket

1. Milan: Historical Walking Tour and The Last Supper Ticket

Discover the highlights of Milan on a historical walking tour that includes a skip-the-line ticket to see Da Vinci’s masterpiece "The Last Supper." Meet your English-speaking guide by the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie to enjoy fast-track entry to the world’s most famous Renaissance mural. Viewings are strictly limited and allow up to 15 minutes to study Da Vinci’s details. Then, stroll to the Sforza Castle and its surrounding park. Built in the 14th-century by the most important families of Milan, the fortress is now home to many important exhibitions and museums. Walk along Via Dante to Piazza dei Mercanti, site of the city’s medieval market. Continue to the opulent La Scala Theater, built in 1776 in Piazza della Scala. Enter the glass-roofed Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II to see a miracle of 19th-century engineering. End outside the Duomo, and marvel at the façade of Milan’s most symbolic building.

Sforza Castle and Michelangelo's Pietà Rondanini Tour

2. Sforza Castle and Michelangelo's Pietà Rondanini Tour

Discover the imprint Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci left on Milan on this guided tour with an expert guide. Visit Sforza Castle and the Duomo and see Michelangelo's Pietà Rondanini. Florence is not the only Renaissance city in Italy. You can still find some traces of that period in Milan as well. Unveil the last masterpiece from Michelangelo right in Sforza Castle, located in the heart of Milan. A few steps away from Duomo, the Cathedral, one of the most beautiful pieces of art is resting, the Pietà Rondanini by Michelangelo. He created this amazing sculpture when he was 89 years old, only a few days before his death. Along the way, listen to fascinating true stories about Da Vinci as well. At the end of the tour, visit the courtyard and the interior of the Castle and learn about Milan’s powerful families.

Milan: Renaissance Treasures & The Last Supper Walking Tour

3. Milan: Renaissance Treasures & The Last Supper Walking Tour

Embark on a guided walking tour in Milan to explore its Renaissance treasures including skip-the-line entry to da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ at the World Heritage Site of Santa Maria delle Grazie, the 16th-century Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and the medieval fortification of Sforza Castle. Skip the lines to the Dominican convent where Da Vinci's legendary fresco of the “The Last Supper” is on display. Get an up-close look at this masterpiece while your guide explains the composition, perspective, and use of colors. Venture a few blocks to a hidden pearl of the city at the 16th-century Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, sometimes called the “Sistine Chapel” of Milan. Proceed to the imposing Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco), where the dukes of Milan held court. See the beautiful grounds of the Parco Sempione surrounding the fortress, pass the iconic clock tower of the Torre del Filarete and stroll through the military courtyards as you learn more about the Sforza family and why they hired Da Vinci and invited him to live in the castle as a guest for decades.  

Milan: Sforza Castle and Museums 2-Hour Guided Tour

4. Milan: Sforza Castle and Museums 2-Hour Guided Tour

Discover the Sforza Castle and learn about the military, political, and cultural significance of this fortress. Your guide will lead you through the inner courtyards and around the fortress. Learn about the life of the court and the intrigues that took place there. Then enter the castle to visit the various museums inside.   Admire the Sforza Castle Museums’ collection of ancient art and explore the history of the Dukedom of Milan. Get a taste of medieval life on this guided 2-hour experience. Visit the former Chapel and different chambers within the castle walls. See Michelangelo’s final sculpture, La Pietà Rondanini.

From Milan: Full-Day Lake Como Romantic Tour

5. From Milan: Full-Day Lake Como Romantic Tour

After your transfer by train from Milan Cadorna Station to Como Lake Station, have a walking tour of the lake town of Como with a professional guide at your complete disposal.  If you want to admire the beauty of Lake Como, its unspoiled landscapes, banks filled with luxuriant vegetation, sumptuous villas and the small villages of rare beauty. This is where tourism, history, art and nature combine harmoniously. Nestled between the huge snow capped Alps that rise up from its shores is the fashionable, lakeside town Como. After spending time visiting the town or shopping and having a free lunch, take a panoramic cruise on Lake Como for 1-hour. You will stop in Torno, This pretty lakeside village is situated on high and has a view of Moltrasio, and behind it, of Monte Boletto. Enjoy a short stroll through the narrow streets in the village and then return by boat back to Como.

Milan: Sforza Castle Guided Tour

6. Milan: Sforza Castle Guided Tour

Embark on a guided tour of Milan’s Sforza Castle and learn about its transformations over the centuries. Explore the defense fortress, military barracks, private quarters, and the center of cultural institutions and museums. Today the castle is home to museums of art, archives, and libraries. Hear the history of the structure when it was under the rule of the Visconti and Sforza families, and about the last extraordinary restoration of the castle made by architect Luca Beltrami at the beginning of the twentieth century. At the conclusion of your tour, you’ll have the opportunity to see Michaelangelo’s famous Pietà Rondanini.

From Milan: Venice and Verona Guided Tour

7. From Milan: Venice and Verona Guided Tour

The tour departs from Milan Central Station in the early morning and crosses Lombardy to reach Venice. Situated on a marshy lagoon on the Adriatic Sea, Venice is internationally famous for its waterways and scenic canals. Upon arrival in Venice, enjoy a tour of the city’s historical center, passing by Saint Mark’s Square, the Basilica, and the beautiful Bridge of Sighs. Next, enjoy some free time to explore on your own, shop for souvenirs, and snap photos for your vacation album. Continue the tour towards Verona, known for being the setting of the love story between Romeo and Juliet. Take a stroll along the banks of the River Adige, cross the Ponte Scaliero, and admire the stunning Castelvecchio, a medieval castle built in the golden age of Verona. In the early afternoon, begin the return journey back to Milan.

Milan: Walking Tour and Skip-the-Line The Last Supper

8. Milan: Walking Tour and Skip-the-Line The Last Supper

Discover the main monuments of Milan on a 3-hour walking tour, and learn the history of the most important city in northern Italy from a licensed guide. Visit the historic church of Santa Maria delle Grazie to skip the long lines to see Da Vinci's miraculous mural of The Last Supper. Continue to the 15th-century Sforza Castle at the historic political center of the city. Get an amazing view from Piazza della Scala, in front of the famous La Scala theater where Toscanini, Puccini, Verdi and Maria Callas have all performed. Look over at the monument to Da Vinci and the beautiful Palazzo Marino. Then, stroll through the 19th-century Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II shopping arcade to reach Piazza Duomo. Explore the 3rd largest Christian church in the world from the outside to admire the marble features, thousands of statues and towering spires of the Milan Duomo.

Milan City Tour and La Scala Museum

9. Milan City Tour and La Scala Museum

Discover the highlights of Milan on a half-day guided tour, including entrance to the legendary opera house of La Scala. Start in the heart of the city, at the famous Duomo. The Gothic cathedral is thought by many to be one of the most beautiful churches in the world, and your guide will point out aspects of its impressive façade. Admire its flying butresses, and the gilded bronze statue of "Madonnina" atop the main spire. Continue to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II for a walk through the glass vaults of the majestic 19th-century shopping arcade. Often referred to as, “Salotto di Milano” (“Milan’s Drawing Room”), the gallery is surrounded by boutique shops and cafés. Next, go to Piazza della Scala for a tour of the legendary La Scala Theatre opera house. Built in 1776, the theater has played host to some of the world’s greatest musicians, including Giuseppe Verdi, Bellini, Rossini, and Donizetti. See the beautiful horseshoe auditorium from one of the 4th row boxes (except when rehearsals or performances are in progress). Continue to the hidden Piazza dei Mercanti, and enjoy a short respite from the crowds as you thrill to Bramante’s illusion of space created during the Renaissance. Stroll through the medieval heart of Milan to Sforza Castle, the impressive fortress of the former Dukes of Milan, and now the home of many of Milan’s finest museums.

Milan: City Highlights Private Tour

10. Milan: City Highlights Private Tour

Wander through the famous streets of Milan on this private walking tour that takes you from the gothic Duomo Cathedral to the medieval Sforza Castle. Learn about the city’s intricate past along your way from your expert guide. Take in the sights of one of the most beautiful churches in the world, Milan’s Duomo Cathedral. Located in the heart of the city, this is one of the world's largest cathedrals and isn’t one to miss. Continue on to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II for a stroll through the glass vaults of the majestic 19th-century shopping arcade. Next, admire Milan’s awe-inspiring opera house from the bustling city square Piazza della Scala. Hear from a licensed guide how the picturesque Piazza Mercanti was once the commercial and governmental center of Milan and learn about the medieval history of Sforza Castle. Much more than a guided walk, this 2-hour informative tour gives you the chance to get under the skin of the city.

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Our tour guide today was exceptional, her knowledge, friendliness and good humour made the whole tour excellent! Three hours is a long time to fill with information but she made it interesting right the way through, thanks for making it such a good experience!

Valentina was very knowledgeable, friendly and well spoken. She led a marvelous tour, and made sure to pay attention to each member of our group. It was a wonderful experience that we as a family enjoyed.

Our guide was great! Knowledgeable, answered questions and paced the tour well. Unfortunately we were only able to stay for the Last Supper and walk toward the Duomo, but till then, excellent tour.

The guide was fabulous. Walked and talked about the details of the Last supper and other details and the walking tour was very good. I would highly recommend this tour

We went on a day it ended up with a thunderstorm. Our guide was so good and she made it work despite the weather. Great time