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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II: Our most recommended tours and activities

Milan by Night 2-Hour Walking Tour

1. Milan by Night 2-Hour Walking Tour

Breathe in the magical atmosphere of Milan during the evening and discover the city from a different perspective. Enjoy a 2-hour walking tour with a guide in your choice of language. Hear stories about Milan’s history and noble families, and the phantoms that walk the city after dark. From the courtyards of Sforza Castle, follow your guide to the opera house La Scala. Pass by the impressive Vittorio Emanuele Gallery and arrive in Duomo Square, in front of Milan’s extraordinary cathedral. Learn the secrets of the city and take an exciting journey to discover Milan by night.

Milan: 3 Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

2. Milan: 3 Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide in Piazza del Duomo and begin the tour with a stroll through the city’s historic center. As you explore Milan’s bustling streets, learn about local history, life, and culture from your knowledgeable guide. The tour passes by an array of the city’s most famous landmarks, including Castello Sforzesco, Merchant Square, Piazza della Scala, Cordusio, and many more. At each site, listen to stories about their history and importance. Arrive at the stunning Milan Cathedral, the third-largest Christian cathedral in the world. Head inside and marvel at the cathedral’s richly-decorated interior and ornate architecture. Hear how the cathedral inspired the works of many artists while admiring its colorful stained-glass windows. At the end of the tour, stop at a trendy hotspot only the locals know about for a classic Italian apéritif.

Da Vinci's Last Supper & Milan Sightseeing Tour

3. Da Vinci's Last Supper & Milan Sightseeing Tour

Discover some of Milan's most significant landmarks and masterpieces on a guided tour by bus. Marvel at the Last Supper up close, visit the famous Duomo gothic cathedral, see La Scala opera house in person, and more. Reservations to see the Last Supper are limited and sell out quickly, sometimes months in advance. This tour guarantees you access to the Last Supper in addition to an exciting sightseeing tour through downtown Milan. You will discover what makes Milan such a chic and trendy metropolis and tour one of the world's greatest fashion capitals, famous for its extravagant designer shows, boutiques, and outlet stores. Continue to Milan's famous Duomo, the impressive gothic cathedral and symbol of the city. Make a stop at Milan's renowned opera house, La Scala, where the great works of composers such as Verdi and Puccini have debuted, and artists such as Maria Callas and Luciano Pavarotti have enchanted audiences. Finally the bus will transfer you to Santa Maria delle Grazie, a church and Dominican convent, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will view the remarkable Last Supper by Da Vinci.

Milan: Leonardo's Vineyard & Sforza Castle Audio Guided Tour

4. Milan: Leonardo's Vineyard & Sforza Castle Audio Guided Tour

Download a self-guided tour of Sforza Castle and Leonardo's Vineyard. Listen to the audio guide explain the history, culture, and facts of these two iconic sites of Milan. Begin your tour by scanning your QR code to download the app and install your chosen content. The app will help you navigate Milan and show you the most picturesque short walking route from Leonardo's Vineyard to the Sforza Castle. Start the tour at Leonardo's Vineyard. With reserved entry, discover the forgotten story tying Leonardo da Vinci to Milan. The Vineyard was one of Leonardo’s most treasured possessions. Today, it has been brought back to life and its original vines have been restored, ready for you to discover. Continue your self-guided adventure at Sforza Castle. Explore a vast fortress that was once one of the largest of its kind in Europe. Learning about its fascinating history as you see historic displays and iconic works of art by the likes of Michelangelo and da Vinci. You can also enjoy a self-guided audio tour of Milan via the app. Use the navigation functionality on suggested walking routes as you are immersed in the culture and history of the city. See iconic landmarks including Duomo di Milano, Sforza Castle, Santa Maria delle Grazie and Sempione Park.

Milan: 3-Hour City Highlights Walking Tour

5. Milan: 3-Hour City Highlights Walking Tour

Start your 3-hour tour at the Milan Cathedral. Your entrance ticket, provided by your guide, enables you to skip the lines to visit the church. Inside, admire its baptistery and enjoy rooftop views. Follow your guide to the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping mall. Discover the history of the most famous lyric theatre in the world, La Scala Theatre, where the great composer Giuseppe Verdi played his main operas. Before visiting La Scala Museum and its gallery of paintings and instruments, explore the theatre hall. Admire the monument dedicated to Leonardo Da Vinci, and explore the beautiful fashion district, which is just a few steps away.

Historic Milan 3.5-Hour Afternoon Segway Tour

6. Historic Milan 3.5-Hour Afternoon Segway Tour

Jump on your Segway and ride effortlessly to the most famous attractions in Milan’s historic center. On this 3.5-hour tour you’ll start off at Sforza Castle, where your guide will provide interesting historical commentary. The tour will take you to the Arco della Pace (the Peace Arch) and the Piazza della Scala, home to the world-famous Teatro alla Scala (Scala Opera House) and Palazzo Marino. Next you will see the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then Piazza del Duomo, where you will be able to take in the beauty of Milan's massive cathedral and learn about the other monuments lining the square. If you like, the guide will take your photo in front of the iconic cathedral. Next head to Piazza Mercanti, then travel the Chinese district passage along via Paolo Sarpi to Porta Garibaldi (the Garibaldi Gate) and Corso Como. Then see Milan's new skyline and learn about the history of the new skyscrapers of Porta Nuova. The tour will end in the Brera district with a visit to the courtyard of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (academy of fine arts of Brera). Learn about the history of the Palazzo Brera (Brera Palace) and of the district of artists.

Milan: Duomo and La Scala Guided Tour

7. Milan: Duomo and La Scala Guided Tour

Go on a journey into the sacred and the profane on a 2-hour musical tour through Milan. Enter both the Scala Opera House, and Milan Cathedral (Duomo), the 5th largest church in the world. First, enter La Scala to explore one of the most famous theaters in the world. Go inside the auditorium with seating for more than 2000 people and a stage that has hosted some of the world’s most recognized artists. See the theater from inside one of the exclusive boxes.  Learn more about the history of La Scala in its own museum, and see a vast collection of costumes, instruments, and other musical curiosities, as well as a gallery of busts and paintings portraying some of classical music's great artists, such as Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini. Stroll over to the glass-roof arcade of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, built in the late 19th-century and considered one of the first shopping malls in history. Enter the Gothic façade of the Duomo, and discover the true symbol of Milan. See the soaring vaults (some of the tallest in the world), and learn why this imposing building attracts more than 5 million visitors per year.

Milan: Art & Fashion City Exploration Game

8. Milan: Art & Fashion City Exploration Game

Explore one of Europe's most fashionable cities, Milan, using your mobile on this self-guided walking tour. Solve challenges, unfold stories, and get directions to sites on your phone. Visit the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and attractions only the locals know. Download the Questo app, and you are good to go. Play on your own or compete with others; the choice is entirely yours. Start at the MM Montenapoleone and head around the city highlights phone. Solve puzzles and unlock clues to find the following location.  Immerse yourself in Milan's fashion and art scene while training your brain simultaneously. 

Milan: Last Supper Guided Walking Tour with Food Tasting

9. Milan: Last Supper Guided Walking Tour with Food Tasting

Join your guide as you explore the art, history, and sophisticated culture of Milan. Admire some of the city's most iconic landmarks and end your tour with a stop to see one of the most famous works of art in the world, The Last Supper. Get your first taste of Milan's culture with a typical Italian food tasting before setting out with your guide to explore the sights of Milan. Visit the Piazza del Duomo and admire the Duomo di Milano, a Gothic masterpiece adorned with gargoyles and one of the largest cathedrals in the world. Stroll down Milan's elegant shopping streets and wide avenues, admiring the sights along the way, including the La Scala opera house. Pass by the Sforza Royal Palace and learn about the city's centuries-old legacy as you walk down streets lined with hip bars, stylish hotels, high-end restaurants, and fashion galleries. End your tour with a visit to the Santa Maria delle Grazie, home to Da Vinci's masterpiece The Last Supper. Enjoy skip-the-line access to admire this magnificent work of art.

Milan: Private Tour and Sforza Castle Skip-the-Line Ticket

10. Milan: Private Tour and Sforza Castle Skip-the-Line Ticket

See the sights and landmark monuments of Milan on a private guided tour, starting at the historic Piazza del Duomo. Admire the Gothic facade of the cathedral at the geographical heart of the former Imperial capital of the Roman Empire. Marvel at the Royal Palace of Milan (Palazzo Reale di Milano) where the government sat for many centuries. See the beautiful glass roof arcade of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II before going to Piazza della Scala for a closer look at the famous opera house and theater and the impressive 16th-century Palazzo Marino. Stop in Piazza San Fedele to look at the Jesuit church by Charles Borromeo. End on the medieval Piazza Mercanti (Merchant's Square), where the most important traditional fair was held until the late 19th century. Then, use your skip-the-line entrance ticket to the impressive fortress of Sforza Castle to explore the beautiful museums together with your private guide.

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What people are saying about Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 6,180 reviews

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