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Milan: Renaissance Treasures & The Last Supper Walking Tour

1. Milan: Renaissance Treasures & The Last Supper Walking Tour

Embark on a guided walking tour in Milan to explore its Renaissance treasures including skip-the-line entry to da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ at the World Heritage Site of Santa Maria delle Grazie, the 16th-century Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and the medieval fortification of Sforza Castle. Skip the lines to the Dominican convent where Da Vinci's legendary fresco of the “The Last Supper” is on display. Get an up-close look at this masterpiece while your guide explains the composition, perspective, and use of colors. Venture a few blocks to a hidden pearl of the city at the 16th-century Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, sometimes called the “Sistine Chapel” of Milan. Proceed to the imposing Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco), where the dukes of Milan held court. See the beautiful grounds of the Parco Sempione surrounding the fortress, pass the iconic clock tower of the Torre del Filarete and stroll through the military courtyards as you learn more about the Sforza family and why they hired Da Vinci and invited him to live in the castle as a guest for decades.  

Milan Off the Beaten Path: 3-Hour Walking Tour

2. Milan Off the Beaten Path: 3-Hour Walking Tour

Make the most of your Milanese stay and experience the gems of the city found off the beaten path, away from the most popular city sights. Meet your guide at the corner of Via Torino, for a 3-hour walk in the medieval commercial district. See where the old artisan activities survive in the street names: Via Spadari (sword makers), Via Cappellari (milliners), and Via Armorari (armorers), for example. Savor freshly made cream cannoli from the old Panarello pastry shop, or the traditional focaccia at the Princi bakery. Behind the inconspicuous façade of San Satiro church, you'll discover the amazing solution adopted by Bramante to create space where there was no space! Admire some of Milan's oldest buildings at Piazza dei Mercanti, once the center of the city's medieval market. The 13th century Palazzo della Ragione was built to symbolize the independence won from the Germanic rulers. See the Loggia degli Osii and the Palace of the Palatine School, Milan’s first university. The Church of San Maurizio awaits with its collection of 16th-century Renaissance frescoes. Bernardino Luini, who painted most of the church, was a Lombard artist who worked with Leonardo da Vinci. Saint Ambrose is not only Milan's patron saint, but also was a charismatic personality. Archbishop Ambrose lies in the crypt of the basilica founded by him in the 4th century, which is considered by locals to be the true church. The Romanesque-style church features scary mythological animals overlooking the patio and columns with the marks of the devil's horns.

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this tour is very good and organized. we attended the full tour, some people left in the middle before the walking tour started. we also appreciated the bluetooth audio guides. the english of the guide was terrific and we could actually understand what she was trying to explain..

The organization was functional, beautiful places to see and with the guide you have a lot of interesting information. The guide (Gianluca if I'm not mistaken) very good, prepared and helpful. Highly recommended !!!!

Great guide, very knowledgeable about the works of art and differences between media. Completely understandable.

A fantastic tour guide...a lot of fun,clear English,super nice,relaxed,gave a new perspective on Milano...

Well Organized And Tour Guide very Professional and friendly