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Private Milan Walking Tour

Milan - Duomo - View from the roof
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From: $61.57

tour duration

2 1/2 Hours

start time

09:30 AM –  02:00 pm

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, sun

meeting point

Piazza Duomo, more details at booking

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TOUR ITINERARY

Meet your guide in the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, one of the most important plazas in Milan. During your 2 and a half hour Private Milan Walking Tour your guide will unveil in front of your eyes the beauty of this ancient city.

Your first stop will be the unique Duomo of Milan with its gorgeous marble Madonnina’s spires and statue and its elegant flying buttresses. Its construction took almost six centuries; although the different architects tried to respect the chosen gothic style while visiting the interior it is possible to see the different styles reflected in the beautiful decorations. This is probably one the reason why the Duomo is so unique and famous. You will visit also the roof that hides many beautiful marble artworks!

After the visit of the Duomo you will enjoy the beauty of the stunning Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery. Probably one of the first shopping malls in the world, the gallery will enchant you with its elegant boutiques and cafés and its beautiful roof built with glass and cast iron. Called “il salotto di Milano”, Milan’s drawing room, the gallery it is the center of the city’s life. You will soon reach Piazza della Scala where the famous Theater of La Scala is located. Thanks to its stunning interiors and the exceptional acoustics La Scala is considered one of the world leading opera houses. In 1913 the unique La Scala Museum was opened in order to showcase to the world an incredible theater collection. Your guide will walk you through the beautiful and vast collection that includes original costumes, set designs and musical instruments.

Here your tour will end, we suggest to continue to explore on your own this elegant city or to live like a real Milanese and enjoy an aperitivo in one of the many elegant and original bars of the area!

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– English speaking local guide (2 1/2 hours)

– Visit of Milan’s Duomo

– Visit of La Scala Museum

– Visit of Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery

– Entrance fees for the Duomo’s Roof and La Scala Museum

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Piazza Duomo

– Milan’s Duomo

– Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery

– Piazza Della Scala

– La Scala Opera House

– La Scala Museum

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– The dress code for men and women is strictly enforced in churches. No shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

Departure point:

Piazza Duomo, more details at booking

Duration:
2 1 /2 hours

Return details:

La Scala Museum

Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery – Milan

Milan - Gallery - Exterior
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The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the oldest and famous shopping centers in the world; it is considered the progenitor of the modern concept of enclosed shopping malls!

Built during the second half of the 19th century it was dedicated to the first King of the newly born Italian Reign: Vittorio Emanuele II. The Gallery is formed by two glass vaulted loggias that covered the street that joined two of the most important plazas in Milan: Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Scala.

The roof was built with glass and cast iron; this style was very popular and modern at the time. Right in the center of the roof there is the famous glass dome; today it is impossible to imagine Milan’s skyline without it!

Right under the dome are located four mosaics; each one of them represents the coat of arm of the three capitals of Italy, Turin, Florence and finally Rome, plus Milan’s one. Because of the popular myth that if you spin around with your foot on the Turin coat of arm you will have good luck, this mosaic is heavily damaged!

Things to see

The people of Milan call the Galleria “il salotto di Milano”, Milan’s drawing room, because since the beginning the Galleria had become the center of the vibrant Milan’s life. In the gallery are in fact located the oldest restaurants and shops of the modern Milan.

The gallery is well known around the world for its luxury shops; the most important haute couture and jewelry brands have there their dedicated stores. Also the first and only 7 stars certified hotel in the world is located at the noble floor of the Gallery.