Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II by night
The Duomo of Milan
The Sforza Castle
The famous teatre La Scala
Entrance to the Galleria Victorio Emanuele II
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
English-speaking local guide for the three-hour tour of Milan
THE ENTRANCE FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED
ADMISSION FOR THE SFORZESCO CASTLE MUSEUM: |
Full price: Euros 3.00
Reduced: Euros 1,50(*)
Free of charge:
Except for rooms 9,10-15-23,24
The opening hours are detailed below
Milan, the second largest and the richest city in Italy, lies in the Po Valley and is Lombardy’s Capital. Milan is also one of the world capitals of fashion and industrial design. At the gates of Milan there is the Milan Fair, the largest exhibition center in Europe. During its history, Milan has often anticipated the trends in the economy of the Italian Peninsula. Milan, home of the Italian Stock Exchange, fifth in Europe and ninth in the world, is the main financial center and the most important economic center of the country, boasting the highest per capita income in Italy.
You’ll meet our professional English-speaking guide in the prearranged meeting-point, which can be changed according to guests requirements:
The tour will start with the visit of the Milano’s famous Cathedral, the Duomo Santa Maria Nascente (external visit). The Cathedral is the symbol of the city and it is dedicated to Maria Nascente. According to tradition it has been founded in 1386. The building is complex and spectacular, marked by a long construction history, and it owes part of its fame to its exceptional size (158 meters long, 66 wide at the hips, the highest spire reaches 108 meters). And it is the third largest church per surface of Catholicism after St. Peter’s in Rome and the Cathedral of Seville). Also remarkable, is the incredible wealth of amazing statue decorations: in total there are more than 3,400 statues (of which 2300 outside). The style of church architecture is Gothic, an exception within the Italian architecture.
Next stop is the huge Sforzesco Castle with its central tower Torre del Filarete. On the death of Matteo Visconti in 1355, the domain of the city was divided between Bernabo and Galeazzo II. In order to defend his part of the town , Galeazzo erected a castle that was called Castrum Portae Jovis. The façade of the castle, with a side of 200 m, is dominated by the tower in the center dedicated to Umberto I and known as Filarete. The tower was built in 1905 and designed by Luca Beltrami. With entrance from the courtyard of the Ducal Court, one can find the Civic Museums, divided into three major sections: the Collections of Ancient Art (Sculpture, Art Gallery and Designs), the Collections of Applied Art and engravings and the Archaeological Collections. On the ground floor, there are the collections of sculptures with the presence of the famous Pietà Rondanini by Michelangelo. Upstairs the collections of furniture and paintings are arranged .
On the way back, you’ll have the possibility to admire the famous opera house La Scala and finally the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. La Scala is the most famous theater in Italy and among the most important in the world. For more than two centuries it consecrates the fortunes of composers, conductors and singers.
Built 1877, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is the salon of Milan. The Gallery is also a traditional gathering place for the inhabitants of the city, and an important example of post-unification architecture. The gallery became famous soon after its construction for its size, considered exceptional for the time.SUGGESTIONS:
Take water, camera & sun cream; wear comfortable shoes. In low season warmer clothing may be required!
The Sforzesco Castle is open open daily
7.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
The Castle Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday
9 a.m. - 5.30 p.m. (admission until 5 p.m.)
Closed Monday, December 25, January 1, May 1