Guided tour

Milan: Historical Center Legends and Traditions Walking Tour

Milan: Historical Center Legends and Traditions Walking Tour

Activity provider: NEIADE Tour & Events

From US$ 19.33 per person

Uncover ancient and magical mysteries in the historic center of Milan with this walking tour. Discover traces of Milan's past that still live on in the city today. Try a delicious seasonal dessert.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Wheelchair accessible


  • Try a delicious seasonal Milanese treat
  • Gaze up at the crystal dome of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • See an ancient symbol of a Biscione
  • Learn more about the legends of Milan and how they still affect the city today
Full description

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.

  • Tour guide
  • Headphones
  • A typical Milanese dessert
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Please meet under Filarete Tower.

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Product ID: 406970