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Milan: Duomo and La Scala Guided Tour

1. 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: 3-Hour City Highlights Walking Tour

2. 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.

Milan: 3 Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

3. 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.

Milan: Highlights Walking Tour

4. Milan: Highlights Walking Tour

Experience Milan and discover the history and culture of this gothic city. Stop at Parco Sempione and Castello Sforzesco, a Medieval stronghold rebuilt and embellished by the Sforza family in 1450 that is surrounded by a beautiful park. Pass through the park and marvel at the castle from the outside. Walk across the beautiful streets of Milan to reach the Scala Opera House, the Milanese hall, and Temple of Opera. See the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, an opulent shopping mall topped with vaulted glass and iron arcades, named after the first king of Italy. Admire the beautiful gothic Duomo cathedral from the outside, a true architectural wonder and the fifth-largest cathedral in Europe.

Milan City Tour and La Scala Museum

5. 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: 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour with Duomo and La Scala Entry

6. Milan: 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour with Duomo and La Scala Entry

Take a 3-hour tour Milan, one of the world’s greatest fashion capitals, and gain entry to some of city’s most impressive monuments. Visit Milan’s famous Duomo, a stunning Gothic cathedral. Explore the beautiful square the cathedral is set in, including Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the oldest shopping mall in Italy.   Then make a stop at Milan’s renowned opera house, La Scala. See the place where the works of composers such as Verdi and Puccini debuted, and artists such as Maria Callas and Luciano Pavarotti enchanted audiences. Your ticket provides entry to the theater and museum, which you may revisit after the tour for a longer period.   Finally the bus will transfer you to Santa Maria delle Grazie. This church and Dominican convent is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is conveniently located next to the famous Last Supper painting by Leonardo da Vinci (entrance not included).

Milan: City Highlights Private Tour

7. 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.

Milan: Private City Highlights Tour with Milan Cathedral

8. Milan: Private City Highlights Tour with Milan Cathedral

Discover the top sights in Milan on this car, van, or bus tour that suits the size of your private group. View both the classic and modern sides of the city as you see attractions like the Porta Nova district, the CityLife tower, and the Ambrosiana Art Gallery. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation or place of choice in Millan. Relax on the drive in an air-conditioned vehicle that has plenty of space for you and your party. Enter the Gothic Milan Cathedral to marvel at countless sculptures, galleries and details that make up this timeless architectural masterpiece. Capture pictures of its marble interior façade to share with friends. Gaze up at the Madonnina sculpture located at its highest point. Drive through the historic center to view the Ambrosiana Art Gallery, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping area, Piazza Mercanti square, the Teatro alla Scala opera house and the Royal Palace. Head to modern Milan to see the Porta Nova business district. Look up at the CityLife tower. Take in the vibe at the contemporary Piazza Gae Aulenti and Piazza Alvar Aalto squares. Return to your accommodation or your desired destination in the city center.

Milan: Iconic Sights Walking Tour with Milan Cathedral

9. Milan: Iconic Sights Walking Tour with Milan Cathedral

Explore Milan's stunning highlights on this walking tour. Admire the architecture at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping center, the La Scala theater, and the Marino and Beltrami palaces. View the ornate designs inside the Milan Cathedral. Meet your guide in front of the Arengario palace and stroll to the 14th-century, Gothic Cathedral of Milan. Hear stories behind the Cathedral's golden statue of Mary and its many spires. Step inside to learn about its colorful stained-glass windows and to appreciate its use of space. Make your way to the the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping center which is a covered gallery built by Giuseppe Mengoni that links together Duomo and La Scala square. Listen as your guide tells you about its frescoes and about the local custom regarding the Taurus symbol. Continue to the La Scala Opera theater which whose stage has been graced by composers such as Giuseppe Verdi. Complete your tour with an overview of the architecture in La Scala square which hosts the Marino and Beltrami palaces. Uncover information about the personalities who lived in these palaces.

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What people are saying about Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 112 reviews

Very reliable, competent and friendly guide. It was three very interesting hours in which some secrets about Milan were revealed to us. The time flew by. A must-do for those interested in history and culture. Highly recommended!

Guide very interesting, lots of details. Due to the weather, we were not able to go to the Duomo platform and the tour ended 1/2 hour earlier than planned

Thank you for the wonderful tour. Our guide, Marco, was great and provided a very diverse and interesting tour through Milan.

Mirko responded to ours and made it possible for us to visit La Scala inside

He did a great job! Very patient and knowledgeable. Thank you!