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The Monumental Cemetery of Milan Guided Experience

1. The Monumental Cemetery of Milan Guided Experience

The Monumental Cemetery of Milan is one of the most characteristic and unknown spots in the city.  Considered a true open-air museum, once inside the cemetery there are no words to describe the beauty of this place, where peace and art coexist. Learn about the graves of the most important Milanese families. See how the Campari family built a tomb similar to the Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci. Join this 1.5-hour guided experience through this extraordinary place. Your tour guide will show you the most significant buildings and tell you the history behind the cemetery. Prepare yourself to discover this unexpected place located in the heart of Milan.

Milan: Self-Guided Audio Tour

2. Milan: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Benvenuti a Milano – a city where fashion, history, and modernity converge to create a symphony of elegance and innovation. As you embark on this self-guided audio tour, envisage traversing the fashion-forward streets, where the echoes of da Vinci's genius and the contemporary beats of Italy's financial hub harmonize in a unique Milanese melody. Imagine strolling through the magnificent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, an architectural masterpiece that whispers tales of Milan's penchant for sophistication. Picture yourself standing before the iconic Cathedral of Milan, or Duomo, a Gothic marvel adorned with spires and statues that narrate centuries of artistic prowess and religious significance. Feel the pulse of creativity in the historic Brera district, where cobblestone streets lead you to art galleries, boutiques, and charming cafes. As the audio guide transports you through the majestic Sforza Castle, envision the powerful legacy of the Visconti and Sforza families intertwined with the works of Michelangelo and other Renaissance luminaries. From the modern skyline of Porta Nuova to the bohemian Navigli district, where canals wind through a tapestry of trendy shops and vibrant nightlife, Milan unfolds as a city that seamlessly marries tradition and contemporary allure. So, don your headphones, adjust the volume, and let the melodic narrative guide you through a Milanese journey where every corner whispers a story of style, innovation, and cultural sophistication. Milan awaits, inviting you to unravel its layers of history and chic charm!

Milan: Self-Guided Audio Tour Discovering Roman Heritage

3. Milan: Self-Guided Audio Tour Discovering Roman Heritage

Indulge in an unparalleled exploration of ancient Roman Milan with our exclusive self-guided audio tour, narrating the extraordinary heritage of "Mediolanum". Using your smartphone and personal headphones, seamlessly blend art and history as you wander through the city's enchanting streets. As you walk, unlock the origins of Milan, dating back to a Celtic population before it was conquered by Roman legions. From then on, such a humble settlement went down into history as Mediolanum. Despite today’s industrialisation, the city still offers incredible and valuable evidence of a glorious past awaiting exploration. You will discover both famous and hidden places through the lenses of ancient Roman times, suggesting a beautiful contrast between the old Mediolanum and modern Milan. Pass by iconic locales including 📍St. Ambrose Church,📍Museum Alda Levi,📍Church of San Lorenzo,📍Civic Roman Museum,📍 Maximian Imperial Palace remains, 📍Duomo of Milan, and other hidden locations. (Note: entrance is optional, choose to enter at your expense) The distance between stops is a delightful 5 to 7 minutes stroll, creating an ideal half-day exploration for enthusiasts keen on visiting every location, with each site requiring 5 to 30 minutes.

Milan: Unique Self-Guided Audio Tour on Alessandro Manzoni

4. Milan: Unique Self-Guided Audio Tour on Alessandro Manzoni

Indulge in an unparalleled exploration of Milan with our exclusive self-guided audio tour, narrating the extraordinary life of Alessandro Manzoni, and his book: "The Betrothed". His linguistic uniqueness reached its highest with the famous work, published between 1825 and 1827 CE, laying the foundations of a new romance style in Italy. Using your smartphone and personal headphones, seamlessly blend literature and history as you wander through the city's streets. As you walk, unlock the story of Renzo and Lucia, the two main characters of the novel, when Milan was immersed in a period of turmoil during the 17th century. Through Milanese streets, you will rediscover places and themes closely connected with the most widely read novel among Italian classics. Pass by iconic locales including📍The Lazzaretto,📍Porta Venezia district,📍Duomo of Milan, 📍House of Manzoni, 📍Church of San Fedele,📍Cimitero Monumentale, and other hidden locations. (Note: entrance is optional where possible, choose to enter at your expense) The distance between stops is a delightful 5 to 10 minutes stroll, creating an ideal full-day exploration for enthusiasts keen on visiting every location, with each site requiring 5 to 40 minutes.

The Monumental Cemetery of Milan: Discover the Unexpected

5. The Monumental Cemetery of Milan: Discover the Unexpected

The Monumental Cemetery of Milan, named also "Monumentale", is one of the most unknown places of the city. Tourists visit the main places, but they do not know that there is an unexpected location where art and peace coexist. Just observing the Cemetery from the outside, you can admire this colossal place, but once inside, peace, silence and tranquility reign together. Those who imagine this location as a sad place are mistaken, because it presents itself as a pleasant place to visit, filled with inscriptions that invite you to remember those who have gone before, rich with information and accompanied by interesting artistic detail, including a combination of different styles. During this 1-hour guided tour your tour guide will show and explain to you in depth the most significant monuments conserved here. Among them are the Temple of Fame, the most outstanding building in the Cemetery, where Alessandro Manzoni is buried, or the tomb that celebrates the Campari family, famous for the noted aperitif brand, which is similar to the Last Supper of Leonardo Da Vinci and many others monuments.

Milan: Private Sightseeing & Shopping Tour with a Local

6. Milan: Private Sightseeing & Shopping Tour with a Local

Your expert local city guide will show you the city's best parts, including many hidden secrets you can’t find easily on your own. On this walking tour will be able to see a lot of sightseeing points within a short timeframe. Apart from explaining the sightseeing points your guide can provide insight into the history and culture of the city and the country in general. Your guide also has good knowledge of shopping for fashion and will help you to upgrade your wardrobe. If you like buying the latest trends or luxury fashion at affordable prices, this tour is for you. Your guide knows the secret places where you can get the best deals on fashion. Your guide also has an excellent knowledge of food and can take you to try local delicacies. The focus of this tour is to see the city like a local. However, this private tour can be customized according to your wishes. Sightseeing points to visit can be agreed upon in advance or discussed when meeting up. STANDARD sightseeing places we can easily visit during the tour are: - Duomo di Milano: this cathedral is the most famous landmark building in Milan - Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II: Italy's oldest active shopping gallery - Montenapoleone district: Milan's most sought-after fashion district with the best luxury shopping - Sforzesco Castle: medieval fortification built in the 15th century - Sempione Park: large city park in the historic center of Milan established in 1888 - Brera Picture Gallery: main public gallery for paintings in Milan - Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio: one of the most ancient churches in Milan consecrated in 379 - Triennale Milano: museum of art and design in the Sempione Park Some examples of HIDDEN SECRETS we can visit: - Navigli district: The trendiest district in Milan, perfect for a romantic evening stroll along the canals. Huge selection of restaurants & bars and the perfect place to enjoy "aperitivo" (typical Milan-style happy hour with a food buffet). - Pinacoteca Ambrosiana: Stunning art gallery founded in 1618 which also houses the Ambrosian Library where you can marvel at antique books. - Porta Nuova and Corso Como: new city district with skyscrapers and a vibrant nightlife scene - Villa Necchi Campiglio: sumptuous historical villa in the city center - Pirelli HangarBicocca: A site for contemporary art exhibitions. The building used to be a Pirelli factory. - Fondazione Prada: Institution dedicated to contemporary art and culture that offers temporary exhibitions, performance arts and cinematographic shows. - Armani Silos: Giorgio Armani's museum, is the perfect addition to a fashion-obsessed city. Here, you'll find around 600 of his fashion designs from over the last 40 years. Please note that it is not guaranteed to visit all the sightseeing places listed here. How many places you can visit depends on the length of the tour booked and how much time you spend at each place. After booking you can discuss the detailed itinerary with your guide.

Private Guided Tour of the Cimitero Monumentale in Milan

7. Private Guided Tour of the Cimitero Monumentale in Milan

The Cimitero Monumentale (Monumental Cemetery) is one of the most important burial grounds in all of Italy. Join a Licensed Guide on a private tour of the cemetery to admire beautiful funerary art and immerse yourself in the collective memory of the people of Milan. Choose the 2-hour option for a guided tour of the Cimitero Monumentale. Take a walk through a monumental garden of sleep, the resting place of hundreds of ordinary and honorable citizens of Milan, including writers, artists, musicians, architects, politicians, sportsmen etc. The thoughtful commentary from your Private Guide will revive the memory of these people, bringing you closer to notable names such as Arturo Toscanini, Francesco Hayez and Alessandro Manzoni. The cemetery is known especially for the abundance of artistic tombs, monuments, contemporary and classical Italian sculptures, Greek temples, elaborate obelisks, and other original works by leading artists such as artists such as Adolfo Wildt, Gio Ponti and Arturo Martini. It’s a place where mourning meets beauty and admiration. During the guided tour you will see highlights such as the neo-classical Famedio (the “Hall of Fame”), the Campari family tomb titled ‘The Last Supper’, and the non-Catholic and Jewish sections. Choose the 3-hour option to book private transportation with your private tour of the Cimitero Monumentale. This option includes the 2-hour guided tour with a 1-hour round-trip transfer time between the meeting point and your Milan accommodation. Enjoy a convenient pickup and drop-off direct at your accommodation by a clean, air-conditioned vehicle.

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The visit to the monumental was very satisfying. Expert guide who was able to summarize the majesty of this structure in a very simple way but at the same time detailed and full of details. All in a very limited time! Highly recommended!!!

It was a very interesting and pleasant experience. The very knowledgeable and helpful guide made the visit special. Excellent organization. The visit was made even though there were only two of us. I advise!

Thanks to the well-prepared guide it was an experience rich in culture and insights useful for life.

Our guide, Giorgio, is very good and engaging. Compliments!

An exciting visit and a captivating guide. We recommend !