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Milan: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

1. Milan: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

Take advantage of this pass for Milan’s open-top hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and enjoy panoramic views of the city. This ticket gives you access to 4 separate but connecting bus loops and allows you to jump off at the attractions you want to explore further. Choose from commentary available in 10 languages via audio guide and hear facts about notable buildings like the Opera House and the Castello Sforzesco. You'll also learn about local food, including the recipe for Cotoletta alla Milanese and the history of the panettone. Line A:  Stop 1 - Castello Stop 2 - Cadorna Stop 3 - Cenacolo Stop 4 - Corso Magenta Stop 5 - Duomo Stop 6 - Manzoni - Scala Stop 7 - Manin Stop 8 - Moscova Line B: Stop 1 - Duomo Stop 2 – La Scala Stop 3 - Manin Stop 4 - Repubblica Stop 5 - Palazzo Lombardia Stop 6 - Stazione Centrale Stop 7 - Buenos Aires Stop 8 - Porta Venezia Stop 9 - San Babila Line C: Stop 1 - Castello Stop 2 - Triennale Stop 3 - Arco della Pace Stop 4 - City Life Stop 5 - Casa Milan Stop 6 - Mico - Congress Centre Stop 7 - Lotto -Montebianco Stop 8 - Lido Stop 9 - Ippodromo Stop 10 - Stadio San Siro Stop 11 - Lotto - Monterosa Stop 12 - Buonarroti Stop 13 - Pagano Stop 14 - Conciliazione Stop 15 - Parco Sempione Line D : Stop 1 - Castello Stop 2 - Cadorna Stop 3 – Cenacolo Stop 4 - Navigli Stop 5 – Via Olona Stop 6 – Corso Magenta Stop 7 – Duomo Stop 8 – La Scala Stop 9 - Brera

Milan: Sforza Castle Entry Ticket with Digital Audioguide

2. Milan: Sforza Castle Entry Ticket with Digital Audioguide

Pre-book your entry ticket to one of Milan's most popular landmarks, the Sforza Castle, a Medieval-Renaissance fortress built in the 14th-century. Explore the castle grounds and the on-site museum's countless works of art while learning with a personal app-based audio guide. Start your adventure by exchanging your voucher at the meeting point in front of the Castle at Piazza Castello. Be sure to have your audio-guide app downloaded already, as this will ensure your sightseeing tour of Sforza Castle and Museum is educational and insightful. During your time at Sforza Castle, discover why this was one of the largest citadels in Europe and immerse yourself in the fascinating history of this iconic structure. You will be sure to understand why this is one of Milan's most treasured and visited landmarks. Take a trip to the on-site museum which displays countless historic and iconic artworks by the likes of great artists such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Your audio guide is valid from the moment you set foot in Milan. The audio guide will provide plenty of suggested walking routes for you to become acquainted with the culture and history of the city.

Branca Tower Entrance Ticket

3. Branca Tower Entrance Ticket

In the 1930s, Milan built its totem in the clearing of Parco Sempione. Designed by Gio Ponti, this tower is considered a true work of art in which modern architecture and new techniques meet. Slim and transparent, a true architectural challenge, it was erected in record time – just two and a half months. The beautiful casing and wall, facing the side of the park in high-strength transparent crystal, allow a perspective view of the tower from the inside. Made from a special steel, flanged and bolted, the tower is 108.60 meters high. Today, a modern elevator can bring 7 people at a time to the top in less than one minute.

Milan: Last Supper Ticket and Sforza Castle Tour

4. Milan: Last Supper Ticket and Sforza Castle Tour

Meet with your English-speaking and set off on a guided tour of Leonardo’s masterpiece The Last Supper. Charm and mistery, passion and betrayal: the Last Supper and its secrets can be found in the Convent Refectory in Santa Maria delle Grazie. It is one of the most famous and visited works in the world. At the end of the visit enjoy a walking guided tour up to Sforza Castle, here thanks to our guide you will enjoy an extraordinary visit of some of the museums of the Castle. Get a real taste of the medieval life! You will visit by yourself the remaining museums of the Castle not visited with the guide

Milan: Highlights and Hidden Gems E-Bike Tour

5. Milan: Highlights and Hidden Gems E-Bike Tour

Start your tour in the vibrant Navigli district, a popular aperitif area with beautiful canals. Then, head to the Milan Stock Exchange, the Duomo, the Sforzesco Castle, amongst others. Listen to your knowledgeable guide as they explain the city's history as well as interesting anecdotes about the present. Cycle through the luxuriant Sempione Park and the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery as you explore the city center. Discover the old town that shows both the glorious past of the city and its breathtaking modernity which characterizes the development of Milan during the 21st century.  Explore the new city districts including Gae Aulenti, marvel at the Vertical Wood building and cross the most elegant squares.

Milan: Renaissance Treasures & The Last Supper Walking Tour

6. Milan: Renaissance Treasures & The Last Supper Walking Tour

Embark on a guided walking tour in Milan to explore its Renaissance treasures including skip-the-line entry to da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ at the World Heritage Site of Santa Maria delle Grazie, the 16th-century Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and the medieval fortification of Sforza Castle. Skip the lines to the Dominican convent where Da Vinci's legendary fresco of the “The Last Supper” is on display. Get an up-close look at this masterpiece while your guide explains the composition, perspective, and use of colors. Venture a few blocks to a hidden pearl of the city at the 16th-century Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, sometimes called the “Sistine Chapel” of Milan. Proceed to the imposing Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco), where the dukes of Milan held court. See the beautiful grounds of the Parco Sempione surrounding the fortress, pass the iconic clock tower of the Torre del Filarete and stroll through the military courtyards as you learn more about the Sforza family and why they hired Da Vinci and invited him to live in the castle as a guest for decades.  

Milan: Segway Tour

7. Milan: Segway Tour

Discover Milan by Segway on this guided tour. Follow your tour leader as you glide through the streets listening to your guide's commentary which adds context to the stunning places, churches, and monuments that you pass.  Begins with an orientation session that is designed to help you ride confidently. Once you feel comfortable riding the Segway, journey into Milan's historic center. Have the opportunity to see all the major sites, while comfortably listening to your tour guide. Ride through Sempione Park to the Sforzesco Castle, where the ruling families of Milan used to live. Proceed to the gorgeous Cathedral Square, where you will get to see the gallery dedicated to Vittorio Emanuel which is now a luxury shopping center with brands like Prada and Armani. Set your sights upon Milan’s magnificent cathedral and cruise through the elegant pedestrian street, Via Dante, before visiting Piazza dei Mercanti, in the center of medieval Milan.

Milan: Private Tour - Duomo, Sforza Castle & Gelato Tasting

8. Milan: Private Tour - Duomo, Sforza Castle & Gelato Tasting

This private 3-hour guided tour will introduce to you the most significant sights in Milan, and explain to you why their historical, cultural values are so important to Milan and Italy. 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 starts in Piazza Duomo, where you can admire the unique and beautiful gothic architecture of the biggest church in Italy that took 6 centuries to be completed. With pre-booked and guaranteed skip-the-line tickets, you will enter immediately the Duomo rooftop terrace by elevator to have a panoramic 360-degree view of Milan. After that, you will enter the Duomo Cathedral and your private guide will help you to explore the underground archeological area beneath 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 something like 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 the pigeon, one of a tennis racquet, and the Statue of Liberty (the myth says it inspired New York’s one!). After Duomo, your private expert guide will accompany you through Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, named after the first King of Italy. Constructed in 19th century, the Galleria was built on the initiative of the king with the purpose to represent the modernization of Milan and connect La Scala & Piazza Duomo, the most important landmarks 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 of the Galleria. After Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, your knowledgeable guide will 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 will end with a walk through the majestic Piazza Cordusio & Via Dante to visit to the famous Sforza Castle. Being one of the most beautiful, fortified structures in Italy and one of the largest in Europe, Sforza Castle connects to Sempione Park, provides breathtaking view to the famous Arch of Peace (Arco della Pace).

The Best of Milan: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

9. The Best of Milan: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

If you’d like to discover the secrets of Milan and delve into the city’s stories and curiosities, this walking tour is for you! We’ll explore all the main attractions starting from the heart of Milan at Piazza della Scala, then heading towards the Duomo, before exploring the majestic Sforza Castle and ending off in the hip Brera neighborhood. Along the way, you’ll learn about the symbols that are important to locals, the transformation of the city's landmarks through the centuries, and the most interesting neighbourhoods to visit today. You'll also hear about: • La Scala, the city’s landmark theatre • The focal point of all things elegant in our fashionable city, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele • The Duomo, which is the real symbol of Milan with its mesmerizing architecture • The story of Sforza Castle, the old fortress, and the characters that have shaped it • Sempione Park, the green heart of Milan • The very important tradition of aperitivo and what locals like to drink • All that is artsy and chic in the Brera District Let me show you the Milan you won't find in the tourist books.

Milan: Self-Guided Audio Smartphone Tour

10. Milan: Self-Guided Audio Smartphone Tour

See the highlights in Milan with a convenient smartphone tour. Create a personalized route through the city with suggested walking routes. Immerse yourself in the culture, history, and heritage of this ancient city. Admire the distinct Gothic architecture of Duomo di Milano (Milan Cathedral). Learn the history behind the imposing medieval fortifications at Sforzesco Castle. View the red brick Santa Maria delle Grazie church which contains 'The Last Supper' by Leonardo da Vinci. Explore the green space in the historic center at Sempione Park. Hear audio commentary about tourist hotspots. Start or pause the tour whenever you wish. Use the app to pinpoint the sights that interest you the most and source the best photo hotspots.

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What people are saying about Parco Sempione

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4.2 / 5

based on 3,358 reviews

We were unlucky because the sky was overcast but the guide kindly took us up anyway. Mr Branca was very kind and explained everything to us. He took time for us and our children. Thank you see you soon in the Milan sun.

The bus was great, everything was well executed. However, the time it ended was very early considering that some other buses were still operational till late.

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

I liked everything, the Castle was very beautiful, I loved the instruments part, especially the old pianos.

App for the audio guide did not work, but I liked walking around the area.