The Milan Tour
Large, lively and industrious, and most modern of Italian cities, Milan! Get to know the stylish city of Milan on foot, visiting the main attractions in a half or full day tour! Discover this chic, sleek epicenter of fashion and commerce with a concentration of beautiful pedestrian streets lined with elegant mansions and the flagship stores of the most luxurious labels in the world. After the introduction of your knowledgeable guide, admire the famous Duomo in the heart of the city. This impressive and beautiful cathedral is often described as one of the most beautiful churches in the world. This fantastic Gothic Duomo took nearly six centuries to complete, not by chance it is the third-biggest cathedral in the world. Another iconic sight is the Sforza Castle. Inside the medieval courtyards of the fortress of Milan, your tour guide will share with you its charming history. Started by the Visconti family in the XIV century as a military fortress, it became a renaissance court with the Sforza family in the XV century. Hear many anecdotes and stories about the castle. After a lovely lunch break, continue your afternoon with more to see in such short time! Brimming with fashionable shops and cafes is the impressive Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the 19th-century glass-vaulted shopping arcade is considered the world’s first mall! Pass through the gallery to reach Piazza della Scala. This famous square is home to the world-renowned La Scala – Milan’s opera house since 1778 and still in use today. Some of the greatest musicians and singers the world has ever known have performed here! Highlight of this walking tour is Leonardo da Vinci’s *The Last Supper, hidden inside a Dominican refectory next to the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. This enormous and complex 15th-century mural captures the emotional moment in which Jesus announces that one of his 12 disciples will betray him. The painting had been severely damaged over the centuries, and has only very recently undergone a painstaking 21-year restoration, revealing the original colors and details of this masterpiece. This walking tour is the most enjoyable way to see Milano!