Impressive Duomo, glamorous Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, world famous La Scala theater – numerous city guides have talked about them, but there are still secrets that no one has revealed.
What to Expect
Duomo, that's where everything started centuries ago. Prophetic dreams, a mysterious tree and... heavy books where every single penny donated has been registered ever since the construction begun. They contain history, these books. History of notorious people and of city beggars, history of deep love and unbearable hatred. Only some of the storied will be discovered during this tour, but they will be all touching and all real.
The route will follow the standard passage of the Vittorio Emanuale Gallery, where beauty of the shop windows sometimes prevents you from seeing deeper into the past. Maybe, it's even better this way, as past may conceal facts that are far from being so beautiful. La Scala theater has a lot to tell. The Merchants' square, Piazza dei Mercanti, is often neglected by tourists. Had they known about the atrocious executions held here they would have been much more attentive!
Leaving Milan's gloomy past behind, you will face a more enchanting period of it's history, the end of the 15th century, closely connected to the name of Leonardo da Vinci. The artist has penetrated deep into the city, his presence can be traced everywhere. And as the Mona Lisa smile this mystical presence lures you, it enchants you, and engulfs you completely at the end. The tour will end up at the Sforza castle with its lovely Sempione park behind.
- Private English-speaking guide