Milan City Essentials:  3 hour Walking Tour

You have limited time in Milan, maybe have a flight or train on the day after and you would want to visit the city, getting to know as much as possible in a 3hr tour ? This tour is exactly for you!

The itinerary of your private walking tour begins with your professional guide from the Sforza Castle – built by the Sforza Family in the 15th Century as their residence and fortress, with contributions of several engineers and architects, including Leonardo Da Vinci . Walking through the elegant streets of the city centre you will reach Piazza Duomo, with the magnificent cathedral of Milan (The Duomo), the third largest catholic church in the world, an impressive tribute to the greatness of medieval Italian Gothic style. Inside of the Duomo you will learn about the history and art of this temple and (if time allows) go up to the terraces on top of the cathedral to admire a spectacular view over the city.

After this, you will cross the square to enter the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery. Built in the 19th Century, the Galleria rapidly became one of the most popular places in the city thanks to the elegant cafés, luxury shops and prestigious restaurants. On the opposite side of the Galleria you will exit in front of the the Scala Opera House, famous for being the stage of the greatest artists of all time, composers and directors like Verdi, Puccini, Toscanini; ballet dancers like Nureyev and opera stars like Pavarotti, they all found here their greatest successes.

From the Scala you the proceed to the Brera neighborhood, one of the most ancient and charming areas of Milan, visit the Brera National Gallery. This museum hosts a magnificent collection of paintings and you will see works by Raphael, Caravaggio, Mantegna, Piero della Francesca.  The time with your guide will end here, but you will probably like to continue to stroll around and do some shopping in the “Quadrilatero della Moda” – the Milan fashion district.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Sforza Castle – “Cairoli” Underground station. (Another location can be agreed)
DEPARTURE TIME You can decide your most convenient schedule
Private Driver (optional)
Licensed Private Guide
Entrance tickets
Food and Drinks

You can customize your tour according to your needs and preferences, our staff would be happy to inform you about different options, alternative routes and sites. You will be led by a professional licensed guide, who can personalise your tour following your preferences. Would you also be interested in a driving service instead of walking ? Contact us, we will be glad to offer you a custom tour including your requests.

Do you think 3hrs are not enough to see everything ? You can check our Full-day tour of Milan.


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Tour Reviews

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Milan was our base for discovering Italy, and we very much enjoyed a walking tour on our last day in Italy. Our guide, Valentina, was very well educated and experienced in the history and culture of Milan, and was a delight to be with, so friendly and interesting.
Italy Discovery Tours staff was able to get us tickets to The Last Supper, which was all sold out for months in advance of our trip, so that was a really nice surprise and I would say – a must see. The art and architecture was inspiring and jaw dropping; the Duomo, La Scala Opera House and Sforza Castle – three amazing historical landmarks nestled inside a bustling, modern and vibrant city. I don’t think we would have truly appreciated the significance of these iconic sights, as well as the local culture of Milan without Valentina, she really made the day wonderful for us!

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