Walk the streets of Milan discovering Milan’s must-see attractions: impressive Duomo Cathedral and its panoramic terraces, glamorous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the legendary Opera House, La Scala Theatre and its Museum, Sforza Castle (the fortress of Milan), the fashion golden quadrangle – the most famed shopping district.
This is a great way for first time visitors and new arrivals to find their orientation within the city while beginning to explore Milan’s rich history and heritage.
Duomo, the Cathedral of Milan, is one of the biggest and most impressive Gothic cathedrals in the world, whose hundred-spire silhouette is to Milan what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris and Big Ben to London: a universally recognized symbol. it’s the monument symbol of Milan, with its golden “Madonnina”. Visit of the ruins of the ancient Basilica, Cathedral’s interiors and lift to terraces to admire fantastic view and take a close look at steeples.
You will then explore the nearby Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II, a 19th century glass covered shopping arcade with restaurants and shops. It is one of Europe’s great Victorian-era architectural extravaganzas and one of the few to survive. Over the years it has become a common meeting point for the people of Milan.
La Scala Theatre was founded in 1778 and it is still in use and some of the world’s greatest musicians and opera singers have performed here including Pavarotti and Giuseppe Verdi, whose famous operas such as Falstaff often premiered in this great theatre.
Sforza Castle amazing testament to Milan’s history right in the center of the city, home to the mighty Sforza family for years as well as Leonardo Da Vinci.
In the Golden quadrangle will be discovered the brands that have made the history of the Italian fashion. This fabled shopping district is featured by luxury shops, amazing palaces and alluring courtyards.
At the end of the tour, your guide will tell you about the “Aperitivo Milanese”, a subtle and refined element of strictly Milanese gourmet culture: edible delights in small doses for the connoisseur.
Walking itinerary – half day
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