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Milan: Historical Walking Tour and The Last Supper Ticket

1. Milan: Historical Walking Tour and The Last Supper Ticket

Discover the highlights of Milan on a historical walking tour that includes a skip-the-line ticket to see Da Vinci’s masterpiece "The Last Supper." Meet your English-speaking guide by the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie to enjoy fast-track entry to the world’s most famous Renaissance mural. Viewings are strictly limited and allow up to 15 minutes to study Da Vinci’s details. Then, stroll to the Sforza Castle and its surrounding park. Built in the 14th-century by the most important families of Milan, the fortress is now home to many important exhibitions and museums. Walk along Via Dante to Piazza dei Mercanti, site of the city’s medieval market. Continue to the opulent La Scala Theater, built in 1776 in Piazza della Scala. Enter the glass-roofed Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II to see a miracle of 19th-century engineering. End outside the Duomo, and marvel at the façade of Milan’s most symbolic building.

Milan: Guided Walking Tour and Last Supper Ticket

2. Milan: Guided Walking Tour and Last Supper Ticket

Marvel at Da Vinci's "The Last Supper" on a guided tour of the Santa Maria delle Grazie. Then embark on a guided city walking tour and admire highlights, including the Duomo, La Scala, and Sforza Castle. Your Milan tour begins at the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie*, where you’ll see Leonardo’s The Last Supper. Admission to see this important work of art is strictly limited to those who have pre-booked tickets. After, your guide will take you to the medieval Sforza Castle. This imposing fortress was the residence of the dukes of Milan for centuries. Today is houses museums and important art collections. Head to the charming Piazza dei Mercanti, an unexpected square hidden away from the crowded streets. Experience the Renaissance illusion of space created by Bramante in heart of the medieval city. Continue on to Piazza della Scala, where you’ll find La Scala, one of the world’s most famous opera houses. Some of the greatest musicians and singers the world has known have performed here. You’ll enter the majestic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, an amazing 19th-century glass vaulted shopping arcade. The Gallery is known as the Salotto di Milano (Milan’s drawing room) due to its importance throughout the years as a meeting point for Milan’s residents. Lastly, visit the famous Duomo, located in the heart of Milan. This impressive cathedral is often considered to be one of the most beautiful churches in the world.

Da Vinci's Last Supper & Milan Sightseeing Tour

3. Da Vinci's Last Supper & Milan Sightseeing Tour

Discover some of Milan's most significant landmarks and masterpieces on a guided tour by bus. Marvel at the Last Supper up close, visit the famous Duomo gothic cathedral, see La Scala opera house in person, and more. Reservations to see the Last Supper are limited and sell out quickly, sometimes months in advance. This tour guarantees you access to the Last Supper in addition to an exciting sightseeing tour through downtown Milan. You will discover what makes Milan such a chic and trendy metropolis and tour one of the world's greatest fashion capitals, famous for its extravagant designer shows, boutiques, and outlet stores. Continue to Milan's famous Duomo, the impressive gothic cathedral and symbol of the city. Make a stop at Milan's renowned opera house, La Scala, where the great works of composers such as Verdi and Puccini have debuted, and artists such as Maria Callas and Luciano Pavarotti have enchanted audiences. Finally the bus will transfer you to Santa Maria delle Grazie, a church and Dominican convent, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will view the remarkable Last Supper by Da Vinci.

Milan: Skip-the-Line Guided Walk and "The Last Supper"

4. Milan: Skip-the-Line Guided Walk and "The Last Supper"

Join your guide for a walking tour of Milan’s historic city center and get exterior views of the monuments of Piazza del Duomo, where the Duomo di Milano (Milan Cathedral) took nearly 6 centuries to build. Enter one of the world’s oldest shopping arcades at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Follow in the footsteps of famous opera stars at the La Scala theater. Discover streets, such as Via Dante, that give Milan its reputation as the fashion capital of the world. Learn Milan’s rich history and hear interesting anecdotes along the way. Then, skip the long lines to admire Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” inside the refectory of the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Benefit from priority admission, and learn the history and execution of Leonardo's fascinating fresco from your guide.

Milan: 3-Hour City Highlights Walking Tour

5. Milan: 3-Hour City Highlights Walking Tour

Start your 3-hour tour at the Milan Cathedral. Your entrance ticket, provided by your guide, enables you to skip the lines to visit the church. Inside, admire its baptistery and enjoy rooftop views. Follow your guide to the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping mall. Discover the history of the most famous lyric theatre in the world, La Scala Theatre, where the great composer Giuseppe Verdi played his main operas. Before visiting La Scala Museum and its gallery of paintings and instruments, explore the theatre hall. Admire the monument dedicated to Leonardo Da Vinci, and explore the beautiful fashion district, which is just a few steps away.

Milan: Leonardo's Vineyard & Sforza Castle with Audioguide

6. Milan: Leonardo's Vineyard & Sforza Castle with Audioguide

Download a self-guided tour of Sforza Castle and Leonardo's Vineyard. Listen to the audio guide explain the history, culture, and facts of these two iconic sites of Milan. Begin your tour by scanning your QR code to download the app and install your chosen content. The app will help you navigate Milan and show you the most picturesque short walking route from Leonardo's Vineyard to the Sforza Castle. Start the tour at Leonardo's Vineyard. With reserved entry, discover the forgotten story tying Leonardo da Vinci to Milan. The Vineyard was one of Leonardo’s most treasured possessions. Today, it has been brought back to life and its original vines have been restored, ready for you to discover. Continue your self-guided adventure at Sforza Castle. Explore a vast fortress that was once one of the largest of its kind in Europe. Learning about its fascinating history as you see historic displays and iconic works of art by the likes of Michelangelo and da Vinci. You can also enjoy a self-guided audio tour of Milan via the app. Use the navigation functionality on suggested walking routes as you are immersed in the culture and history of the city. See iconic landmarks including Duomo di Milano, Sforza Castle, Santa Maria delle Grazie and Sempione Park.

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.

Milan: Duomo and La Scala Guided Tour

8. Milan: Duomo and La Scala Guided Tour

Go on a journey into the sacred and the profane on a 2-hour musical tour through Milan. Enter both the Scala Opera House, and Milan Cathedral (Duomo), the 5th largest church in the world. First, enter La Scala to explore one of the most famous theaters in the world. Go inside the auditorium with seating for more than 2000 people and a stage that has hosted some of the world’s most recognized artists. See the theater from inside one of the exclusive boxes.  Learn more about the history of La Scala in its own museum, and see a vast collection of costumes, instruments, and other musical curiosities, as well as a gallery of busts and paintings portraying some of classical music's great artists, such as Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini. Stroll over to the glass-roof arcade of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, built in the late 19th-century and considered one of the first shopping malls in history. Enter the Gothic façade of the Duomo, and discover the true symbol of Milan. See the soaring vaults (some of the tallest in the world), and learn why this imposing building attracts more than 5 million visitors per year.

Private Milan Historic 3.5-Hour Segway Tour - Morning

9. Private Milan Historic 3.5-Hour Segway Tour - Morning

This group tour will start by visiting Castello Sforzesco, one of the main symbols of Milan and its history. Nowadays. it is the venue of important cultural institutions and a tourist destination, in addition to being one of the largest castles in Europe. Cross Parco Sempione in order to see Arco della Pace, an iconic neoclassical monument, and La Triennale, which houses exhibitions, conferences and events of art, design, architecture, fashion, cinema, communications and society. Then, you will explore the heart of the city by visiting Piazza della Scala, where you will see Palazzo Marino and the Teatro alla Scala, the opera house. After taking a look at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (The Lounge of Milan), you will arrive to Piazza Duomo and its beautiful cathedral. This group tour will then continue on the west side of the historical center in order to see Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie, a square famous for its church which is a notable example of Renaissance architecture attributed to Bramante. Continue on to the Navigli district renowned for its ingenious system of navigable canals and the Darsena, the old mercantile port of Milan. This area is also enriched by Piazza XXIV Maggio, dominated by the neoclassical Porta Ticinese. Here, you will be in Ticinese district, one of the most fascinating areas of the city, not only for its cultural value and historical buildings (such as the Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio and the Basilica of San Lorenzo), but also for fashion, underground pop culture and nightlife.

Milan: Private History Segway Tour

10. Milan: Private History Segway Tour

Jump on your Segway and ride effortlessly to the most famous attractions in Milan’s historic center. On this 3.5-hour tour you’ll start off at Sforza Castle, where your guide will provide interesting historical commentary. The tour will take you to the Arco della Pace (the Peace Arch) and the Piazza della Scala, home to the world-famous Teatro alla Scala (Scala Opera House) and Palazzo Marino. Next you will see the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then Piazza del Duomo, where you will be able to take in the beauty of Milan's massive cathedral and learn about the other monuments lining the square. If you like, the guide will take your photo in front of the iconic cathedral. Next head to Piazza Mercanti, then travel the Chinese district passage along via Paolo Sarpi to Porta Garibaldi (the Garibaldi Gate) and Corso Como. Then see Milan's new skyline and learn about the history of the new skyscrapers of Porta Nuova. The tour will end in the Brera district with a visit to the courtyard of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (academy of fine arts of Brera). Learn about the history of the Palazzo Brera (Brera Palace) and of the district of artists.

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What people are saying about Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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4.5 / 5

based on 6,869 reviews

We had some extra time in Milan, so we chose to see the vineyard. The villa is amazing to walk through and the grounds are beautiful. The audio is very informative.

Excellent, informative tour. Thank you to Michaela our host for her wealth of knowledge spoken in English. Highly recommend.

A leisure walk, our guide was detailed, we had time for pictures and bathroom break. A must for the first time in Milano.

The guide was excellent, she knew many things, and was friendly. Super recommended if you want to know Milano.

Informative and very helpful. Laura was a great guide.