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Milan: Guided Walking Tour and Last Supper Ticket

1. Milan: Guided Walking Tour and Last Supper Ticket

Marvel at Da Vinci's "The Last Supper" on a guided tour of the Santa Maria delle Grazie. Then embark on a guided city walking tour and admire highlights, including the Duomo, La Scala, and Sforza Castle. Your Milan tour begins at the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie*, where you’ll see Leonardo’s The Last Supper. Admission to see this important work of art is strictly limited to those who have pre-booked tickets. After, your guide will take you to the medieval Sforza Castle. This imposing fortress was the residence of the dukes of Milan for centuries. Today is houses museums and important art collections. Head to the charming Piazza dei Mercanti, an unexpected square hidden away from the crowded streets. Experience the Renaissance illusion of space created by Bramante in heart of the medieval city. Continue on to Piazza della Scala, where you’ll find La Scala, one of the world’s most famous opera houses. Some of the greatest musicians and singers the world has known have performed here. You’ll enter the majestic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, an amazing 19th-century glass vaulted shopping arcade. The Gallery is known as the Salotto di Milano (Milan’s drawing room) due to its importance throughout the years as a meeting point for Milan’s residents. Lastly, visit the famous Duomo, located in the heart of Milan. This impressive cathedral is often considered to be one of the most beautiful churches in the world.

Milan: Duomo and La Scala Guided Tour

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

3. 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: Historical Center Legends and Traditions Walking Tour

4. Milan: Historical Center Legends and Traditions Walking Tour

Listen as your guide tells you about symbols of the medieval past on a walking tour through the historic center of Milan. Hear about ghosts, superstitions, culinary traditions, habits, legends, customs, and the trades of Old Milan. Begin in the shadow of the Sforza Castle under the Tower of Filarete. See a Biscione, the animal symbol of the city and of the Sforza family. Hear about the specter of a veiled lady with a magnetic charm that is said to haunt the area near Sempione Park. Follow your guide through Milan's historical center, to the ancient Broletto in via Mercanti to see a half-mouthed sow on the top of the façade of an imposing medieval building. Find out what this creature has to do with Milan's name. Walk in Piazza Duomo and under the crystal dome of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Stroll up to Palazzo Marino in Piazza Scala. Uncover the origin of the dishes Risotto alla Milanese and Panettone. Hear about traditional recipes.

Milan: Iconic Sights Walking Tour with Milan Cathedral

5. 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

When you will visit Last supper in St.Maria de la Grazie, dont forget to have your ID card. They control it. They are very strict. I dont understand,I have credit card,but they want passports or ID.

really good walking tour - guide was very informative and ended with visit to see Last Supper

Very informative - a great tour providing rich insight into the history of Milan.

Very good and informative tour. Our guide was amazing and very knowledgeable

Guide was enthusiastic and provided lots of interesting facts.