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Milan: Guided Walking Tour & Last Supper Visit with Ticket

Milan: Guided Walking Tour & Last Supper Visit with 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" together with your guide. Meet your 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

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.

Milan Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

Milan Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

Get to know Milan at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. Following the instructions in your confirmation email, simply download the app to your phone and begin your scavenger hunt whenever you want. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. The app will present you with a location-based riddle as you explore. To solve it, search for clues around the famous sight. Once you've solved the first riddle, you'll receive the next location. As a self-guided experience, you'll be able to fully enjoy yourself at every stop. Snap photos, indulge in gelato, or sip a coffee in the heart of Milan. If you need a break or decide to head into a nearby museum, pick up where you left off later or the next day. Start your tour at Castello Sforzesco! Visit the miraculous Santa Maria delle Grazie. Photograph the historic Castello Cova and admire the fairytale Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio. Temple Of Victory will captivate you with its weighty meaning! Enjoy the architecture at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore! Piazza Mercanti, it will captivate you, it was the center of the city's life in the Middle Ages, it is worth the time and space in your mobile memory. The much-photographed Duomo di Milano will be your next step, do nothing, leave your mobile and enjoy! Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the most famous shopping center in the world is waiting for you to learn its legends. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Piazza della Scala, you are in the center of everything!

Milan: Walking Tour w/ Hidden Gems, Duomo, Last Supper Entry

Milan: Walking Tour w/ Hidden Gems, Duomo, Last Supper Entry

Embark on a captivating journey through Milan's rich tapestry of history, art, and architecture with our expertly guided walking tour. This immersive experience takes you from the awe-inspiring Last Supper to the iconic Milan Cathedral, traversing the city's most storied streets and landmarks all while soaking in the vibrant atmosphere of Italy's fashion capital. - *The Last Supper:* Start your adventure with skip-the-line access to Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, housed in the Santa Maria delle Grazie—a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover the secrets behind one of the most famous artworks in the world. - *Church Exploration:* Depending on availability, visit either Santa Maria delle Grazie or San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, each boasting its unique historical and artistic significance. - *Sforza Castle Stroll:* Walk towards the imposing Castello Sforzesco, a symbol of Milan's medieval and Renaissance power, and delve into its fascinating history. - *Via Dante Passage:* Traverse Via Dante, known for its vibrant atmosphere and beautiful architecture, linking major landmarks. - *Modern Art Encounter:* Experience "L.O.V.E.," the controversial contemporary sculpture by Maurizio Cattelan, located in Piazza Affari. - *Cultural Insights:* Admire the beauties around Piazza San Sepolcro, the ancient church, find the historic Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, home to Leonardo’s Codex Atlanticus. - *Gastronomic Delight:* Stroll down Via Spadari, renowned for its high-quality gourmet shops, before reaching the charming Piazza dei Mercanti. - *Grand Finale at the Duomo:* Conclude your tour in Piazza del Duomo, entering through the majestic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Marvel at one of the largest cathedrals in the world and a masterpiece of Gothic architecture.

Milan: Guided City Tour with Duomo and Optional Terrace

Milan: Guided City Tour with Duomo and Optional Terrace

Join an exclusive guided tour through the heart of Milan. Begin your adventure at the opulent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a masterpiece of innovative architecture and Milan's social hub. Learn about the historic cafés immersing yourself in the city's rich tapestry of stories. Marvel at the legendary 'Bull Balls' mosaic and continue to the splendid Scala Square housing the famous theatre, where the aristocratic essence of Milan comes to life. Admire the statue of Leonardo da Vinci, a testament to the city's deep connection to the Renaissance. Discover the mysterious Piazza dei Mercanti, once the medieval business center. See where the political and legal life of the city took shape. Explore the rich history of Milan witnessing its legendary medieval past. Continue your journey to Piazza degli Affari, Milan's bustling financial district. Home to the Italian stock exchange, see the heart of Milan's economy, where fashion, finance, and cultural traditions intersect. See Maurizio Cattelan's provocative sculpture, "L.O.V.E." (also known as ‘Il Dito‘ or the middle finger statue). Proceed to Duomo Square and enter the Duomo of Milan with skip-the-line tickets led by your expert guide. Delve into the cathedral's rich history and architecture, with an optional lift to the terraces for a breathtaking panoramic view of Milan. Choose to stay longer and explore more of the Duomo at your leisure.

Milan: Segway Tour

Milan: Segway Tour

Discover Milan by Segway on this guided tour. Follow your tour leader as you glide through the streets listening to your guide's commentary which adds context to the stunning places, churches, and monuments that you pass.  Begins with an orientation session that is designed to help you ride confidently. Once you feel comfortable riding the Segway, journey into Milan's historic center. Have the opportunity to see all the major sites, while comfortably listening to your tour guide. Ride through Sempione Park to the Sforzesco Castle, where the ruling families of Milan used to live. Proceed to the gorgeous Cathedral Square, where you will get to see the gallery dedicated to Vittorio Emanuel which is now a luxury shopping center with brands like Prada and Armani. Set your sights upon Milan’s magnificent cathedral and cruise through the elegant pedestrian street, Via Dante, before visiting Piazza dei Mercanti, in the center of medieval Milan.

Milan: City Highlights Walking Tour with The Last Supper

Milan: City Highlights Walking Tour with The Last Supper

Embark on a guided city walking tour of Milan and experience city highlights, including the Piazza della Scala and fast-track access to Da Vinci's The Last Supper in the Santa Maria delle Grazie. Start your Milan experience in Piazzale Cadorna, and enjoy a guided walk to the Duomo. Skip the lines to the city’s Gothic cathedral. Continue to the city’s fashion district and explore the trendy Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, a 19th-century architectural treasure. Stop at Piazza della Scala, home to the world-famous opera house. Take a break and enjoy lunch in the historic center. Visit the UNESCO-listed Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Skip the lines to see da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Head to the 16th-century church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, known as the Sistine Chapel of Milan, before visiting Castello Sforzesco. End the tour at a museum that’s home to Michelangelo’s unfinished sculpture, the Pietà Rondanini.

Milan Da Vinci: Devil's Enigma Quest Experience

Milan Da Vinci: Devil's Enigma Quest Experience

Discover Milan's fascinating history and attractions while you solve clues around town. You will help Leonardo da Vinci finish his famous mural, The Last Supper, by solving enigmas around Milan's city center, going to places where he lived or worked. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and be ready to begin the adventure. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won't need a map, a GPS, or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. After you book the quest, you will get your access code by email, to be used in the app. The tour will take you about 1.5 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, so go at your own pace.  You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk. Or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the other groups. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group and meet the group at the end.

Milan: Private Tour - Duomo, Sforza Castle & Gelato Tasting

Milan: Private Tour - Duomo, Sforza Castle & Gelato Tasting

This private 3-hour guided tour will introduce to you the most significant sights in Milan, and explain to you why their historical, cultural values are so important to Milan and Italy. And to share the real value of the Italian culture, you will also experience a degustation of one of the best gelato places in Milan! The guided tour starts in Piazza Duomo, where you can admire the unique and beautiful gothic architecture of the biggest church in Italy that took 6 centuries to be completed. With pre-booked and guaranteed skip-the-line tickets, you will enter immediately the Duomo rooftop terrace by elevator to have a panoramic 360-degree view of Milan. After that, you will enter the Duomo Cathedral and your private guide will help you to explore the underground archeological area beneath Duomo & the museum of Duomo. The Duomo of Milan is the largest church in Italy and the fourth largest in the world, with a capacity of up to 40,000 people. In the 1930s a special law was introduced in Milan (as you will discover during the tour, it wasn’t respected later on...) for which no buildings could have been higher than the highest point of Duomo. Its rooftops host something like 3400 statues and they are not all are saints or angels. For example, you can admire the statue of the boxer Primo Carnera (world heavyweight boxing champion in 1930s – he was the first Italian ever to gain this title), the statue of the pigeon, one of a tennis racquet, and the Statue of Liberty (the myth says it inspired New York’s one!). After Duomo, your private expert guide will accompany you through Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, named after the first King of Italy. Constructed in 19th century, the Galleria was built on the initiative of the king with the purpose to represent the modernization of Milan and connect La Scala & Piazza Duomo, the most important landmarks of that time. Now it is a grand display of many beautiful of high-end fashion boutiques & famous restaurants, all inside an enormous decorated glass roof of the Galleria. After Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, your knowledgeable guide will bring you to Piazza della Scala, where you will observe from the outside one of the leading opera and ballet theaters in the world. The tour will end with a walk through the majestic Piazza Cordusio & Via Dante to visit to the famous Sforza Castle. Being one of the most beautiful, fortified structures in Italy and one of the largest in Europe, Sforza Castle connects to Sempione Park, provides breathtaking view to the famous Arch of Peace (Arco della Pace).

The Best of Milan: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

The Best of Milan: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

If you’d like to discover the secrets of Milan and delve into the city’s stories and curiosities, this walking tour is for you! We’ll explore all the main attractions starting from the heart of Milan at Piazza della Scala, then heading towards the Duomo, before exploring the majestic Sforza Castle and ending off in the hip Brera neighborhood. Along the way, you’ll learn about the symbols that are important to locals, the transformation of the city's landmarks through the centuries, and the most interesting neighbourhoods to visit today. You'll also hear about: • La Scala, the city’s landmark theatre • The focal point of all things elegant in our fashionable city, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele • The Duomo, which is the real symbol of Milan with its mesmerizing architecture • The story of Sforza Castle, the old fortress, and the characters that have shaped it • Sempione Park, the green heart of Milan • The very important tradition of aperitivo and what locals like to drink • All that is artsy and chic in the Brera District Let me show you the Milan you won't find in the tourist books.

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I loved the tour. I had just arrived from a trip and was super tired, afraid it would be tiring and it wasn't! The guide was very good, attentive and it was great to get to know Milan in this format.

Very well organized and well paced. Our guide took care that we all stayed together and spoke to us very respectfully. His knowledge of the sites was excellent and so was his English

The guide is prompt and very engaging. She holds good local knowledge and clear communication with the tour group.

We absolutely loved it! Even on a rainy day everything was on point. Our guide was amazing!

Fantastic. Really enjoyed it. Marcella was a wonderful, interesting and passionate guide