9. Milan: Guided Duomo, Last Supper and City Centre Tour
Soak up the charisma of Milan as you embark on a half-day walking tour. With the expertise of a local guide, let yourself be swept away by the history, drama, and opulence that makes Milan magical. Enjoy skip-the-line access and stunning views of iconic sights like the Duomo and the Last Supper. Meet your local guide and fellow travelers to get oriented with the day's itinerary. Depending on ticket availability, you'll head to the Last Supper or the Duomo first. If the Last Supper is first on the agenda, hear stories of the tragic history and restoration of da Vinci's mural on the way. Enter the small, humble church of Santa Maria delle Grazie — a sacred and private space for a sacred painting. Only a small number of people are able to visit the masterpiece each day, which helps to preserve this fragile art. Stand in awe before the impressive, 24-foot by 30-foot mural. While you gaze at da Vinci's depiction of one of the most well-known nights in Jesus' life, benefit from the input from your guide, who can verify or refute folklore, myths, secrets, and facts about the Last Supper. Once you've admired every detail of this masterpiece, make your way back outside. Upon leaving the church you'll, head to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the world's most historic malls. In a building that looks more like a baroque palace, admire the famous shops of Gucci, Versace, and Prada. Revel in the mall’s sheer opulence. Continue onwards to the Brera District, a historic area that is home to Milan's most famous residents. On your way, pass by the medieval Sforza Castle and La Scala opera house. As your guide regales you with tales of the area, feel the city come to life before visiting another one of Milan's main attractions. Lastly, head to one of the largest cathedrals in the world: the magnificent Duomo of Milan. Even larger than St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City and St. Mark's in Venice, admire its scale as you enter. Dive into the Duomo’s 600-year history and discover what made this magnificent Duomo one of Milan's main tourist attractions .