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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: La Scala Theatre and Museum Guided Tour

2. Milan: La Scala Theatre and Museum Guided Tour

Explore the La Scala Theater in the heart of Milan on a guided tour and learn about its long history and the famous musicians and opera singers who have graced its stage. Visit the La Scala Museum and discover a collection of costumes, set designs, and musical instruments from notable performances. Make your way to the La Scala Theatre located right in the heart of the city, only a few steps from the Cathedral and Vittorio Emanuele Gallery. Meet your guide who will escort you on your journey through music and theatrical history at one of Italy's most culturally significant venues. Admire the stunning interiors of this elegant opera house which has stood for generations. Learn about the musical legends that have performed on its historic stage including Giuseppe Verdi, Gioachino Rossini, Luciano Pavarotti, and Maria Callas. Then, visit the La Scala Theatre Museum and discover set designs, musical instruments, and costumes used in the theater's greatest performances. See a collection of private artifacts which attest to the rich history and cultural impact of the theatre.

Milan: La Scala Theater and Museum Tour with Entry Tickets

3. Milan: La Scala Theater and Museum Tour with Entry Tickets

If you can’t wait to visit the Milanese temple of music, look no further: this guided tour is for you! It will lead you through the 240-years-old history of Teatro alla Scala. The tour is entirely dedicated to the visit of the world-renowned Teatro alla Scala. Our guide will lead you through its museum galleries and will tell you secrets and details about its most distinguished performances and extravagant protagonists. The museum displays a rich collection of costumes and musical instruments, as well as a gallery of portraits and busts representing the great musicians of history. The guide will also tell you curiosities about the life of the artists who have performed on this important stage, such as Verdi, Toscanini, Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti or Carla Fracci. Finally, you’ll also be able to have a sneak peak inside the theater! As you tour the theater and museum, you'll discover behind-the-scenes insights into opera productions that, for over 200 years, have featured some of the best singers in the world.

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.

Milan: Walking Tour and Skip-the-Line The Last Supper

5. Milan: Walking Tour and Skip-the-Line The Last Supper

Discover the main monuments of Milan on a 3-hour walking tour, and learn the history of the most important city in northern Italy from a licensed local guide. Visit the historic church of Santa Maria delle Grazie to skip the long lines to see Da Vinci's miraculous mural of The Last Supper. Continue to the 15th-century Sforza Castle at the historic political center of the city. Get an amazing view from Piazza della Scala, in front of the famous La Scala theater where Toscanini, Puccini, Verdi and Maria Callas have all performed. Look over at the monument to Da Vinci and the beautiful Palazzo Marino. Then, stroll through the 19th-century Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II shopping arcade to reach Piazza Duomo. Explore the 3rd largest Christian church in the world from the outside to admire the marble features, thousands of statues and towering spires of the Milan Duomo.

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 & Last Supper Private Tour with Gelato Tasting

7. 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 Outdoor Escape Game: Da Vinci Devil's Enigma

8. Milan Outdoor Escape Game: Da Vinci Devil's Enigma

Discover Milan's fascinating history and attractions while you solve clues around town. You will help Leonardo da Vinci finish his famous mural, The Last Supper, by solving enigmas around Milan's city center, going to places where he lived or worked. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and be ready to begin the adventure. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won't need a map, a GPS, or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. After you book the quest, you will get your access code by email, to be used in the app. The tour will take you about 1.5 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, so go at your own pace.  You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk. Or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the other groups. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group and meet the group at the end.

Milan: City Highlights Walking Tour with The Last Supper

9. Milan: City Highlights Walking Tour with The Last Supper

Embark on a guided city walking tour of Milan and experience city highlights, including the Piazza della Scala and fast-track access to Da Vinci's The Last Supper in the Santa Maria delle Grazie. Start your Milan experience in Piazzale Cadorna, and enjoy a guided walk to the Duomo. Skip the lines to the city’s Gothic cathedral. Continue to the city’s fashion district and explore the trendy Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, a 19th-century architectural treasure. Stop at Piazza della Scala, home to the world-famous opera house. Take a break and enjoy lunch in the historic center. Visit the UNESCO-listed Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Skip the lines to see da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Head to the 16th-century church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, known as the Sistine Chapel of Milan, before visiting Castello Sforzesco. End the tour at a museum that’s home to Michelangelo’s unfinished sculpture, the Pietà Rondanini.

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

10. 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).

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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.

Our tour guide was very friendly and he had a lot of knowledge and shared great stories. The staff was also so friendly that they informed us when we could go see the lights turned on at the theatre. Amazing experience!

Great tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, not just about La Scala, but about opera in general. Highly recommended!

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

The visit to the cenacle and the guide's explanation