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Milan: Monumental Cemetery Group Walking Tour

1. Milan: Monumental Cemetery Group Walking Tour

Discover the macabre side of Milan with this Monumental Cemetery group walking tour. Find the resting places of historical figures who have made the city of Milan great economically and artistically. Visit the cemetery that houses the remains of Alessandro Manzoni, Franca Rame, Enzo Iannacci, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Arturo Toscanini, and Alda Merini. Listen to your guide tell you how the art, economic, social and religious history of the city is blended here. Walk through the Famedio, which was initially conceived as a church, but transformed into a place to store the tombs of the rich and famous of Milanese. Find out how this place is not just a cemetery, but an open-air museum.

Milan: Guided City Tour by Historic Milanese Tram

2. Milan: Guided City Tour by Historic Milanese Tram

Join us for an unforgettable tour aboard a historic Milanese tram and travel through the city centre in the most unexpected yet wonderful way! Explore the city’s most renowned landmarks while elegantly sitting in one of Milan’s best-loved and most famous symbols: the tram! Get on board an original Milanese tram from the 1920s and get ready for a breath-taking tour through the city’s streets. Admire the city from your seat and marvel at beautiful buildings and magnificent palaces, while also spying on the Milanese celebrated lifestyle. Travel through elegant squares and characteristic streets while listening to an experienced licensed guide sharing their knowledge and passion about Milan. Enjoy the tram ride taking you through the Sforza Castle and Parco Sempione, the Monumental Cemetery of Milan, the business district and the sophisticated Foro Bonaparte, originally designed upon Napoleon’s request when he was King of Italy. Learn about the city’s history while admiring the monumental Duomo, explore the always-busy Via Torino and discover the Navigli district, where you’ll have the chance to admire some of the canals that once run through the city. Let yourself be guided through Milan’s multi-faceted history while surrounded by the city’s ever-evolving urban landscapes. Take the chance to experience Milan as only a proper Milanese would do!

Monumental Cemetery of Milan Guided Tour

3. Monumental Cemetery of Milan Guided Tour

The Monumental Cemetery of Milan is not just a cemetery, but a genuine open-air museum. Designed by the architect Carlo Maciachini in 1864 and inaugurated two years later, it is characterized by an eclectic style, harmonizing Byzantine and Gothic elements with a prevalence of the Romanesque style. If you really want to get to know Milan, visiting the Cimitero Monumentale is a must. All those people who played a role in the city's history rest inside it, from Alessandro Manzoni to Arturo Toscanini, Francesco Hayez to Filippo Tommaso Marinetti,  Sergio Bonelli to Guido Crepax,  Alda Merini to Franca Rame, and Enzo Iannacci to Giorgio Gaber. These are just some of the famous names that the Monumental Cemetery holds within its walls. The cemetery is an ideal place to discover the evolution of Milan's artistic trends between the 19th and 20th centuries. During the tour, your expert guide will give you an artistic and historical introduction on the cemetery, then you'll visit the Famedio - the city pantheon of famous people - and the crematory temple, one of the first ones to be built in Europe. You will also be able to admire and discover the history of about 15 selected graves, that either have artistic significance or are the final resting place of famous people.

Milan Monumental Cemetery: Walking Tour in Italian

4. Milan Monumental Cemetery: Walking Tour in Italian

Take part in a 2-hour guided tour in the company of an art historian, to discover the Monumental Cemetery of Milan. A unique place where art, culture, religion and modernity intertwine. Discover the extraordinary and numerous examples of funeral art, which constitute a real open book on the great changes of the mid-nineteenth and twentieth centuries with testimonies of poets, sculptors, artists and men of science. Visit the Famedio, which welcomes the memory of the great Milanese personalities, including the great Alessandro Manzoni and learn about the history of the well-known industrial families of Milan, from Campari to Falck, from Erba to Bocconi, in an inexhaustible path of emotions and discoveries.

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