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Milan: Skip the line Castle and Renaissance Private Tour

Product ID: 53313
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Enjoy Milan on an off-the-beaten-track walking tour as your local guide tells you about the Italian Renaissance, one of the most unique periods in art history. Admire stunning works of art and the magnificent architecture of the period.
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Duration 3 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian

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  • Take a stroll through the city center and discover art and beauty in hidden corners
  • Marvel at the vibrant colors of paintings and frescoes dating back the 15th and 16th centuries
  • Admire Cà Granda and the architectural style of Filarete
Full description
Your 3-hour walking tour will begin with your guide showing you the mighty Sforza Castle and telling you about its fascinating history. Learn how the great duke Francesco Sforza, the first patron of the Milanese Renaissance, transformed the castle into his residence. Learn how his son, Ludovico Sforza, wanted the genius of Leonardo da Vinci and the talent of Donato Bramante surrounding himself at the court in Milan.

Admire the building where Cecilia Gallerani, the beautiful lover of Ludovico, used to live. The site is now one of the most important drama theaters in Europe.

Walking through the amazing Duomo square (the late gothic Cathedral), reach Cà Granda, the first great public hospital in Europe, where your guide will take you an informative journey through Filarete's architecture.

You will be amazed by the colors of frescoes in the Counter-Reformation Church of St. Anthony and mesmerized by the feeling of peace emanated by the cloister.

Discover just how much art and beauty lies hidden in the city, much of it in alleyways that are difficult to find on your own. Finish off the tour with a pleasant stroll in Guastalla Garden to appreciate green areas in the city, then close back nearby Duomo.
  • 3-hour tour (available in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese)
  • Licensed professional tourist guide
What’s Not Included
  • Headphones (available at EUR 2.50 per person when there is a minimum 10 participants)
  • Meals and drinks

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Meeting point

At the Castle, facing the main entrance tower, at the right corner. Address: Castello Sforzesco, Piazza Castello, 20121 Milano MI, Italia.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• During the tour you will enter a church, so you must have your shoulders and legs covered. Please also keep your phone on silent during the visit.
• Please note: the tour is not available on Mondays

From £104.90 per person

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Product ID: 53313