Classic Milan walking tour
A 3 hours welcome tour to fall in love with Milan!
Sforza Castle, Duomo Cathedral, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Scala Opera House: this is what you just can’t miss, those places that immediately evoke Milan, its greatness, its charm. Acànto’s Classic Milan walking tour is the perfect start to get in touch with the city. Choose it on your first day in town, or if your time is limited and you wish to make the most of it!
It will be a journey through history and art, starting with the Sforza Castle. Imposing and severe, it still reflects both the need for protection as well as the beauty of Renaissance. It is here that Leonardo, court artist, used to organize his elaborate and legendary court festivals.
Sited at the heart of the city as the house of the Sforzas, it has been neglected for a long time, while Milan was under foreign rule. After a wide renovation, it is now a large museum. Among many fascinating works of art, at least the presence of Michelangelo’s latest work, the Rondanini Pietà, confirms it at the top of the check list.
The Duomo Cathedral shows its impressive facade opening onto the large Duomo square. Enormous as it is, yet it is not the most beautiful view… even more breathtaking are the windows of its apse. We will make sure you don’t miss a detail! And more than this, access to the Duomo with a reservation and a licensed guide will avoid you any waiting in line (exception made for a quick security check).
Last, but not least, Duomo cathedral has an amazing roof top terrace! You might wish to climb it -or perhaps …reach it by elevator- and enjoy the most electrifying view of the city.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Scala Opera House
The Galleria, dedicated to Vittorio Emanuele II, first king of a finally unified Country, was created in 1867 to celebrate this political exciting new start… independence, after so long! Since then, it also deserves the nickname ‘Milan salon’ for always being elegant and charming. Beside it, the Teatro alla Scala, carefully hides its sophisticated beauty behind a severe facade, truly reflecting the soul of a city to be discovered.
Here lies the heart of Milan.
Personalise your Classic Milan walking tour
This tour could also include the entrance to the Last Supper, or to a museum you especially wish to visit.
To find out more and book your tour, just write to us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at +39.339.7807759
Acànto tours are available in Italian, English, Russian, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, German, and other languages upon request.