7. Milan: Highlights Walking Tour with Cathedral and Rooftops
Are you in town only for a short time and you would like to visit Milan’s main city attractions? Then this guided walking tour is the perfect solution!
We will meet in front of the Cathedral and take the lift to reach a breath-taking roof terrace of about 8,000 square meters.
It is almost impossible to believe it, but the Duomo features about 3,400 statues! And if you think that the Duomo is now complete, you’re wrong! New statues have been carved and installed in recent times to represent the city’s contemporary history.
Getting down from the terraces we will step directly into the cathedral, which is an absolute masterpiece, a stunning architecture that took centuries to complete. In 1386, the first duke of Milan, Gian Galeazzo Visconti, commissioned the construction of this cathedral upon the ruins of two previous churches, Santa Maria Maggiore and Santa Tecla.
You’ll explore a place filled with history, art and faith, admiring fantastic stained glass, outstanding artworks, worshiped relics and unparalleled architectural solutions.
Lastly, you’ll spend one more beautiful hour strolling around Milan city center while discovering everything about its history, art, culture and architecture.
The world-famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II will welcome us with its imposing glass dome and high street fashion boutiques. While captivated by the Galleria’s magnificence, you’ll hear the tragic story of its architect, Giuseppe Mengoni, and the subsequent legends deriving from his sudden and mysterious death.
Our next stop will be in Piazza della Scala, home to the world's most famous opera house, the city town hall, museums and monuments.
Our last stop will be in front of the Sforza Castle, a superb monument encompassing the city’s history like no other. The castle has accompanied the city throughout many tumultuous centuries and stands as one of its most representative symbols.
This tour will finally introduce you to the beautiful Parco Sempione, the biggest park in town, expanding right at the back of the castle. Surrounded by rare plant species, you’ll finally be able to enjoy some much-deserved rest!
This tour is like no other. It will be an amazing experience in the city center of Milan, discovering curious details and Milanese facts.