Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Castle)
It was built in the 15th century by Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan
the most important symbol of the city
The Milan Cathedral, better known as "Duomo"
works began in 1386 by the Archbishop Antonio da Saluzzo
a detail of the interiors of the Duomo
named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy, 1861
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
one of the world's oldest shopping malls.
inside of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Teatro La Scala, the Opera House
founded in 1776 in typical Enlightenment fashion.
The Brera Academy
Milan Cathedral (The Duomo)
Scala Opera House
Gallery Vittorio Emanuele
Brera Art Academy
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|
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.
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