Milan

Walking Tour

Starting From $72

Introduction

The guide will meet you at the Sforza Castle, the impressive 16th-century fortress that used to be one of the largest fortified citadels in Europe and today is home to the city’s civic museums. After a exploring the castle’s courtyards and gardens, you will take a lovely stroll through the bustling Milanese streets up to Brera, the artistic heart of the city, home to the renowned Academy of Fine Arts and a gallery displaying incredible artworks by the likes of Raphael, Caravaggio and Mantegna. Next stop will be Piazza Duomo, overlooked by Milan’s iconic cathedral and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, a magnificent 19th-century shopping arcade boasting impressive architectural features. The Gallery connects Piazza Duomo to the prestigious La Scala Theater, where you will visit the museum and get a sneak peek of the famous stage used by some of the world’s most famous artists.


Description

Your Milan walking tour starts at Sforza Castle, once home of the Sforza family who ruled the city and, as patrons of Michelangelo, brought us some of the world's greatest art. Together with your guide, you'll take a tour of the grounds before visiting the Castle Museum. Here you'll see the armory, admire the huge collection of art, furniture and musical instruments and, most exciting of all, Michelangelo's last great masterpiece, the Rondanini Pietà.
Back at ground level, walk till Brera district. For locals this is the heart and soul of Milan, home to its best galleries, boutique stores, bars and restaurants. Beyond the Brera district your walking tour continues to some of the city's known and unknown highlights, including the beautiful glass-domed Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and the “bone chapel”! Just a stone's throw from Milan Duomo, it's a wonder more people don't visit this tiny side chapel, decorated in human bones from an old hospital cemetery. You don't see many ossuaries these days so any visit is special, but this one is particularly so, with a beautiful 17th century fresco painted on its ceiling.
Next stop is the Milan Duomo, that you will visit inside with La Scala Theater.
The Duomo is the symbol of the city, an robust example of Northern Gothic in Italy. Its spiky spires and towers oveshadow Piazza del Duomo, Milan’s beating heart.
The Duomo’s exterior is collection of pinnacles, statues and buttresses with statue of the Madonna, called the Madonnina on top. The church is one of the world’s largest and it takes a few moments for your eyes to realize the distances.
 

Tour Information

Tour Code: MIL001
Tour Type: Experiences
Tour Category: Walking Tour
Departure Type: Guaranteed Departure
City: Milan, Italy
Grade/Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 3 Hours
Transport Mode: Not applicable
Scheduling: Private Walking Tour
Languages: English
Hotel Pickup: No
Children Allowed: Yes
Min. Pax: 1
Max. Pax: 8
Start Time: 09:00 AM , 10:00 AM , 02:00 PM
Starting/Meeting Point : At the entrance of Sforza Castle, Piazza Castello
Availability:
Everyday From January 2020 To December 2020
Blackout Dates:
25,26 December 2016
1 January 2017
16 April 2017
1 May 2017
25,26 December 2017
1 January 2018

Highlights

  • Brera Quarter
  • Galleria and Duomo
  • Visit Milan’s top sights escorted by an expert local guide
  • Tour the Sforza Castle and La Scala Theater

Description

Your Milan walking tour starts at Sforza Castle, once home of the Sforza family who ruled the city and, as patrons of Michelangelo, brought us some of the world's greatest art. Together with your guide, you'll take a tour of the grounds before visiting the Castle Museum. Here you'll see the armory, admire the huge collection of art, furniture and musical instruments and, most exciting of all, Michelangelo's last great masterpiece, the Rondanini Pietà.
Back at ground level, walk till Brera district. For locals this is the heart and soul of Milan, home to its best galleries, boutique stores, bars and restaurants. Beyond the Brera district your walking tour continues to some of the city's known and unknown highlights, including the beautiful glass-domed Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and the “bone chapel”! Just a stone's throw from Milan Duomo, it's a wonder more people don't visit this tiny side chapel, decorated in human bones from an old hospital cemetery. You don't see many ossuaries these days so any visit is special, but this one is particularly so, with a beautiful 17th century fresco painted on its ceiling.
Next stop is the Milan Duomo, that you will visit inside with La Scala Theater.
The Duomo is the symbol of the city, an robust example of Northern Gothic in Italy. Its spiky spires and towers oveshadow Piazza del Duomo, Milan’s beating heart.
The Duomo’s exterior is collection of pinnacles, statues and buttresses with statue of the Madonna, called the Madonnina on top. The church is one of the world’s largest and it takes a few moments for your eyes to realize the distances.
 

What's Included

  • Sforza Castle Entrance fee
  • Local Expert Guide
  • La Scala Theater Entrance Fee

Please Note

  • Sforza Castle: visit from outside
  • Gallery and Duomo access without tickets. To ascent Duomo, you can buy locally an additional ticket