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  • Sforza Castle and Michelangelo's Pietà Rondanini Tour

    1. Sforza Castle and Michelangelo's Pietà Rondanini Tour

    Florence is not the only Renaissance city in Italy. You can still find some traces of that period in Milan as well. Unveil the last masterpiece from Michelangelo right in Sforza Castle, located in the heart of Milan. A few steps away from Duomo, the Cathedral, one of the most beautiful pieces of art is resting, the Pietà Rondanini by Michelangelo. He did this amazing sculpture when he was 89 years old, only a few days before his death. But it is not all about Michelangelo. Have you ever heard about his friend Leonardo Da Vinci? During the 1.5-hour guided experience with your monolingual guide, you will hear many stories about him as well. Finally, every secret of the Castle is going to take life, visit the courtyard and the interior of the Castle and learn about Milan’ powerful families.

    We had an extremely knowledgeable guide and we were the only ones scheduled for the tour so it was like a private tour. We enjoyed it so very much. Thank you

  • Milan: City Center & Last Supper Walking Tour

    2. Milan: City Center & Last Supper Walking Tour

    Get acquainted with the most historically significant landmarks of Milan on this 3-hour guided walking tour. Witness the beauty of the city as your guide leads you through the city's history, culture and, traditions during an unforgettable experience.

    Admire the Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci, one of the most sought-after masterpieces of all time. Your guide will be sure to make the most of the 15-minutes you have inside the Refectory to bring this mural painting to life for you. 

    Then, move on to Sforza Castle, a Medieval stronghold surrounded by a beautiful park. Continue your tour by walking to the Scala Opera House, the all Milanese Temple of Music, and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

    Admire the beautiful gothic Duomo from the outside, an architectural wonder and the fifth-largest cathedral in Europe. Select the lunch option to finish...

    Good tour in brief It is a short trip covering few things mainly the supper the church of Santa Maria and little bit of walking around and detailed coverage of Fauja castle

  • Milan: 3-Hour Private Bike Tour

    3. Milan: 3-Hour Private Bike Tour

    Meet up with your guide in the morning or afternoon and take off on a group cycling tour of the most evocative and interesting places of art and history in the center of Milan. Cycle to the outside of the Sforza Castle monument, visit its inner courtyards and get an explanation of its art and history. Afterwards, view the Peace Arch, Santa Maria delle Grazie, Darsena and the canals to take a few photos with your camera. Then, hop back on your bikes and head to San Lorenzo and the Roman columns, the Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, the Roman ruins via Brisa, the Piazza Affari and the Maurizio Cattelan contemporary art installation L.O.V.E, where you'll have another short stop for photos. Then, head to Mercanti Square, La Scala Square, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and finally, Duomo Square for another short photo session before heading back to the starting point of the tour.

    Emilio is a very knowledgeable and cool guy who is passionate about his work. He gave us an amazing tour where we learnt a lot about the history, art and culture of Milan. Absolutely recommended.

  • Milan: Best of Walking Tour with Duomo Visit

    4. Milan: Best of Walking Tour with Duomo Visit

    Meet your personal guide and see Parco Sempione with the Sforzesco, a Medieval stronghold rebuilt and embellished by the Sforza family in 1450. Explore the surrounding park and emerge in the city streets, always teeming with surprises. Get a glimpse of cultural landmarks the Scala Opera House, the hall Milanese Temple of Opera, and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, an opulent shopping mall topped with vaulted glass and iron arcades, named after the first king of Italy. Finally, the climax: the famous Duomo, the crown jewel of Milan. After visiting the interior, you'll reach the rooftop terraces for breathtaking views of the city. Look! There's La Madonnina, a 4.16-meter statue of the Virgin Mary protecting and overlooking the city.

    Really enjoyed our walk around Milan with Valeria. She gave us lots of information and insight. She had to work extra hard to keep my 12yo engaged and she managed. Recommend

  • Milan: City Highlights Exploration Game

    5. Milan: City Highlights Exploration Game

    Have fun and discover Milan with an exciting city exploration game. You will follow the steps of the main character of the game, a distressed man wearing a cloak and a red cap that needs your help. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and provides exact directions to move into the next location. The city game will take you around 2 hours to complete. Benefit from exploring at your own pace. Pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. After your booking, you will receive an email on how to download the game to your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

  • Milan in a Day: Duomo, Walking tour and Optional Last Supper

    6. Milan in a Day: Duomo, Walking tour and Optional Last Supper

    Skip the lines at Santa Maria delle Grazie with your priority access to admire Leonardo's Last Supper (if option selected), and at the Gothic Duomo and the magnificent Church of San Maurizio. On a program divided into morning and afternoon sessions, your guide will take you on a journey through time from the medieval Mercanti Square to the Church San Satiro, with its trompe l'oeil perspective, to the provocative L.O.V.E. sculpture by Maurizio Cattelan. Take a leisurely walk along the fashion capital’s posh Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga, and enjoy the elegant atmosphere of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele with its many boutiques and cafès. Dream of operas and ballets in front of world-famous La Scala Opera House and imagine what it must have been like to live in the imposing Sforza Castle, home to intrigues and backstabbing.

    Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Our guide was patient, helpful and informative. Highly recommend

  • Milan by Night 2-Hour Walking Tour

    7. 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.

    The guide George knew all about the area and more he was friendly and knowledgeable, we learnt lots that we didn’t know.

  • Milan: Sforza Castle Guided Tour

    8. Milan: Sforza Castle Guided Tour

    Visit Milan’s Sforza Castle – one of the primary symbols of the city. Learn about its various transformations over the past few centuries on a 2-hour guided tour. The castle has been a defense fortress, a military barracks, a private residence, and the center of cultural institutions and museums. Today the castle is home to museums of art, archives, and libraries. Hear history of the structure when it was under the rule of the Visconti and Sforza families, and about the last extraordinary restoration of the castle made by architect Luca Beltrami at the beginning of the twentieth century. At the conclusion of your tour, you’ll have the opportunity to see Michaelangelo’s famous Pietà Rondanini.

  • Milan: Sforza Castle and Museums 2-Hour Guided Tour

    9. Milan: Sforza Castle and Museums 2-Hour Guided Tour

    Discover the Sforza Castle and learn about the military, political, and cultural significance of this fortress. Your guide will lead you through the inner courtyards and around the fortress. Learn about the life of the court and the intrigues that took place there. Then enter the castle to visit the various museums inside.   Admire the Sforza Castle Museums’ collection of ancient art and explore the history of the Dukedom of Milan. Get a taste of medieval life on this guided 2-hour experience. Visit the former Chapel and different chambers within the castle walls. See Michelangelo’s final sculpture, La Pietà Rondanini.

    Excellent tour... definitely exceeded our expectations. Charles (our guide) was exceptional, we really enjoyed his tour (he is super knowledgeable and a big part of the arts & history culture of Milan). He speaks multiple languages and will make you feel at ease and comfortable during the tour (it was 4 of us in the tour and we were able to get all of our questions answered)... If you are here for the history, Leonardo, Michelangelo, etc. I believe you will love the tour.

  • Milan: 2.5-Hour City Tour by Tram

    10. Milan: 2.5-Hour City Tour by Tram

    Discover Milan on a slow tram ride through the city center, starting in Piazzale Cadorna, under the famous "Needle-and-Thread" monument. Visit Sforza Castle, where your guide will tell you the history of the Ducal residence and one of the largest citadels in Europe. Located at the margins of Sempione Park, the castle provides panoramic views of the Arch of Peace, Milan’s commemorative arch, built by Luigi Cagnola at the request of Napoleon. Traveling on Line No. 1, cross the city center to see the historic streetcars of the 1930s. Pass through the Brera district en route to Cordusio, the heart of Milan’s Financial District. Then, take a walking tour of the city center to see the imposing Duomo (Cathedral), covered Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, and La Scala Opera House. Back on Tram No. 1, ride through the Fashion District. Pass the consulate buildings of the Diplomatic Quarters, and adm...

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What people are saying about Sforza Castle

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,376 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!

Very well prepared guide who knows how to make you passionate about the route without tiring but involving you in the tale.Bravo Simone !!!

great guide (Laura?) - quasi private tour... Without her guide it would not have been possible to see / hear the beautiful things.

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

I am to thank you and point out the skill and patience of the guide: very capable, professional and prepared! Emilio