Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Castle)
It was built in the 15th century by Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan
it hosts Leonardo's "Last Supper" fresco
Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
by Leonardo Da Vinci
The Last Supper
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
Church and Column of San Lorenzo
Full-day Milan Tour
Private Licensed Guide
The Last Supper
Columns of San Lorenzo
Milan Cathedral (The Duomo)
Scala Opera House
Gallery Vittorio Emanuele
Brera Art Academy
The itinerary of your private tour begins with your professional guide collecting you at your hotel in Milan, and together will reach 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 . According to the timing of your Last Supper tickets schedule, we will reach the church which hosts the one-of-a-kind Leonardo’s fresco, Santa Maria delle Grazie. The guided tour of the painting and the church will take approximately 1hr, after that you will visit one of the oldest churches of the city, named after San Lorenzo, and the beautiful columns ruins, located in front of the roman-age basilica (church).
The next key-point will be 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. Next, you will continue with a free lunch-time, where you can taste the local dishes and wine, or with a quick brunch, in typical Milan-rushing style.
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. If times allows the tour can also include the Fashion/Design district, the so-called “Quadrilatero della Moda” (Fashion square) – the heart of the Italian Fashion with ateliers and shops by Armani, Gucci, Prada, Dolce&Gabbana, Versace, and many others.
Your guide will then take you back to your hotel or other preferred location, stopping on the way there for a well-deserved delicious gelato, the best way to finish a full-day tour.
You can decide to take this tour walking which allows you to spot every single detail of the city between the main sites, or use the public transportation service or a comfortable taxi. The cost for transportation is not included in the price.
Please contact us before booking, to allow us to check the availability of the tickets for the Last Supper, in case we will not be able to accommodate your request we will suggest another day, or provide you with a discount coupon to use to book the tour at a discounted rate, excluding the Last Supper visit.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Your hotel in Milan (a different location may be agreed)|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Suggested from 8:00am to 11:00am|
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 personalize your tour following your preferences.
Check-in and Start
The Last Supper
The itinerary sequence is subject to a time-line modification according to your scheduled booking of The Last Supper tickets. We can adjust together the schedule according to your needs.