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

2. 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

3. 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.

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: Guided Duomo, Last Supper and City Centre Tour

5. 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"

6. 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: Duomo and The Last Supper Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

7. Milan: Duomo and The Last Supper Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Embark on a day out in Milan with a live guide. Enjoy a skip-the-line entry ticket to Milan's Duomo, see the iconic Da Vinci's Last Supper, marvel at the medieval Sforza Castle, and visit the vibrant Brera district. Meet your guide and fellow art lovers at the Duomo or the Santa Maria delle Grazie church, depending on what option you book. Learn as your guide tells you all about the history and culture of Milan. Get a skip-the-line entry ticket to Milan's Duomo and see one of the largest churches in Europe. Walk around and see another side of Milan with your guide, and don't forget to take photos of the 15th-century Sforza Castle. Feel in awe as you also enjoy a skip-the-line entry ticket to Santa Maria delle Grazie church, where you will see the famous, The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci. Listen as your guide points out the details and enjoy your guaranteed 15 minutes with the fresco. Explore the cobbled streets of the Brera district, the beating heart of Milan's social and cultural life. Hear about all the famous artists and thinkers that have called Brera home. 

Milan: Leonardo's Last Supper Guided Tour

8. Milan: Leonardo's Last Supper Guided Tour

Admire Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, one of the world's most famous paintings and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980 with licensed guide. Discover the painting technique, history, mysteries, and legends surrounding the masterpiece located in the refectory of the adjacent church, Santa Maria delle Grazie. Local licensed guide will reveal surprising facts about the perspective and technique used by Leonardo Let yourself be amazed by the Last Supper, Leonardo's masterpiece that has continued to inspire throughout the centuries and will leave you with an indelible memory of Milan.

Sforza Castle and Michelangelo's Pietà Rondanini Tour

9. Sforza Castle and Michelangelo's Pietà Rondanini Tour

Discover the imprint Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci left on Milan on this guided tour with an expert guide. Visit Sforza Castle and see Michelangelo's Pietà Rondanini. Florence is not the only Renaissance city in Italy. You can still find some traces of that period in Milan as well. Unveil the last masterpiece from Michelangelo right in Sforza Castle, located in the heart of Milan. A few steps away from Duomo, the Cathedral, one of the most beautiful pieces of art is resting, the Pietà Rondanini by Michelangelo. He created this amazing sculpture when he was 89 years old, only a few days before his death. Along the way, listen to fascinating true stories about Da Vinci as well. At the end of the tour, visit the courtyard and the interior of the Castle and learn about Milan’s powerful families.

Milan: Guided Walking Tour and Last Supper Ticket

10. 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.

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I really appreciated the guided visit. The storytelling was excellent, the staff gentle and friendly. Even when graduated in Arts, I learned a lot; Thank you for your good energy :)

Tour started on time, excellent communication. The guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. Excellent. Highly recommend.

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

very informative and engaging. The guide was quite knowledgeable.

The visit to the cenacle and the guide's explanation