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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II: Our most recommended tours and activities

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 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 Duomo, Last Supper and City Centre Tour

2. Milan: Guided Duomo, Last Supper and City Centre Tour

Soak up the charisma of Milan as you embark on a half-day walking tour. With the expertise of a local guide, let yourself be swept away by the history, drama, and opulence that makes Milan magical. Enjoy skip-the-line access and stunning views of iconic sights like the Duomo and the Last Supper. Meet your local guide and fellow travelers to get oriented with the day's itinerary. Depending on ticket availability, you'll head to the Last Supper or the Duomo first. If the Last Supper is first on the agenda, hear stories of the tragic history and restoration of da Vinci's mural on the way. Enter the small, humble church of Santa Maria delle Grazie — a sacred and private space for a sacred painting. Only a small number of people are able to visit the masterpiece each day, which helps to preserve this fragile art. Stand in awe before the impressive, 24-foot by 30-foot mural. While you gaze at da Vinci's depiction of one of the most well-known nights in Jesus' life, benefit from the input from your guide, who can verify or refute folklore, myths, secrets, and facts about the Last Supper. Once you've admired every detail of this masterpiece, make your way back outside. Upon leaving the church you'll, head to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the world's most historic malls. In a building that looks more like a baroque palace, admire the famous shops of Gucci, Versace, and Prada. Revel in the mall’s sheer opulence. Continue onwards to the Brera District, a historic area that is home to Milan's most famous residents. On your way, pass by the medieval Sforza Castle and La Scala opera house. As your guide regales you with tales of the area, feel the city come to life before visiting another one of Milan's main attractions. Lastly, head to one of the largest cathedrals in the world: the magnificent Duomo of Milan. Even larger than St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City and St. Mark's in Venice, admire its scale as you enter. Dive into the Duomo’s 600-year history and discover what made this magnificent Duomo one of Milan's main tourist attractions .

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

3. 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: Guided Walking Tour and Last Supper Ticket

4. 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

5. 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 by Night 2-Hour Walking Tour

6. 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 & La Scala Guided Tour, Optional Hop-on Hop-off

7. Milan: Duomo & La Scala Guided Tour, Optional Hop-on Hop-off

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. Explore the museum of 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. Add the optional Hop on Hop off 2 days ticket to visit the city on panoramic buses.

Milan: Duomo & Last Supper Private Tour with Gelato Tasting

8. Milan: Duomo & Last Supper Private Tour with Gelato Tasting

Join a private 3-hour guided tour that will introduce to you the most spectacular attractions of Milan. You will learn about cultural and historical values that make Milan one of the most famous and influential cities in the world. 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 includes a visit of Piazza Duomo, where you can admire the beautiful and unique gothic architecture of the church hat took six centuries to be completed. With pre-booked & guaranteed skip-the-line tickets, you will access immediately the Duomo rooftop terrace by lift to enjoy a unique panoramic 360-degree view of Milan. After that, you will enter Duomo Cathedral and your private guide will help you to discover the underground archeological area of 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 about 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 a pigeon, a tennis racquet, and much more. Your private expert guide will also accompany you through Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, named after the first King of Italy. Constructed in 19th century, the Galleria was built with the purpose to represent the new Milan and connect Piazza Duomo & La Scala, the most important squares 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. During the tour, your knowledgeable guide will also 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 includes a walk to the majestic Piazza Cordusio to proceed with the visit to the famous masterpiece of Leonardo Da Vinci, The Last Supper and admire one of the most famous paintings in the world. Learn about its fascinating history from your professional expert guide. The painting was commissioned in 1495 and completed in 1497 on the dining room wall of this former Dominican monastery. The representation by Leonardo da Vinci depicted the moment immediately after Christ said, “One of you will betray me”. It is an enormous painting, 4,6mt high and 8,8mt long, realized with a special technique. The Last Supper is undisputedly one of the world’s masterpieces of painting. Its unique value, which over the centuries has had immense influence in the field of figurative art, is inseparable from the architectural complex in which it was created.

Milan: Public Transport Card with Audioguide App

9. Milan: Public Transport Card with Audioguide App

The Public Transportation pass of Milan is a great way to get around the city if you want to discover the city on your own pace. The city of Milan has an extensive public transport network, with buses, trams and subways that can carry on in an stop of the city. With a public transport pass, you can ride the bus, tram or underground for as many times as you like. We offer a 24 hours pass or a 72 hours pass. The bus runs every 10 minutes and stops at most major attractions in the city. The tram is also very convenient because it runs through the city center and stops by many of the major shopping centers. While the subway it the best way to go around to avoid traffic. With the Pubblic Transportation Pass you will also get a audioguide. You'll be taken on a journey through some of our favorite spots in Milan—including the Duomo (the massive cathedral), Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (a stunning shopping center), and Teatro alla Scala (where you can see world-class opera performances). We've also included some more off-the-beaten path destinations, like our favorite gelato spot and a secret viewpoint that will give you an incredible view of the city! The Milan Public Transport Pass is an ideal solution for those who want to discover the city in freedom. Milan has a top-level public transport network and efficiently connects every point of the city, and the Pass allows you to make full use of it (tram, subway and bus) to move around every point in the city. Furthermore, the audio guide (with over 20 hours of audio content) will allow you to discover every corner and every curiosity of the fashion capital thanks to its interactive map and thematic itineraries.

Milan: 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour with Duomo and La Scala Entry

10. Milan: 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour with Duomo and La Scala Entry

Take a 3-hour tour Milan, one of the world’s greatest fashion capitals, and gain entry to some of city’s most impressive monuments. Visit Milan’s famous Duomo, a stunning Gothic cathedral. Explore the beautiful square the cathedral is set in, including Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the oldest shopping mall in Italy.   Then make a stop at Milan’s renowned opera house, La Scala. See the place where the works of composers such as Verdi and Puccini debuted, and artists such as Maria Callas and Luciano Pavarotti enchanted audiences. Your ticket provides entry to the theater and museum, which you may revisit after the tour for a longer period.   Finally the bus will transfer you to Santa Maria delle Grazie. This church and Dominican convent is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is conveniently located next to the famous Last Supper painting by Leonardo da Vinci (entrance not included).

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Great tour. Seeing last supper is a great experience and adding a walking tour of the city center was a good way to be introduced to this area of Milan and start our days in the city with more confidence and awareness of other activities and sites in the area. Carmine brought a knowledge of Art History that really enhanced the tour.

The guide (Gianmarco I think) was excellent with lots of interesting tidbits of history. He spoke with real passion and awareness of his subject and also was able to explain it to the group.

Guide very good and informative Be aware that although we accessed rooftop via lift, there were still 81 steps to ascend

loved the entire thing! carmine was amazing and so knowledgable

The visit to the cenacle and the guide's explanation