TOURS FOR FLORENCE, ROME, POMPEII, CAPRI, NAPLES AND AMALFI COAST
Duomo of Milan
Terrace of the Duomo of Milano
The itinerary of the walking tour of Milan
The Sforza Castle
Armor in the Sforza Castle
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
Local English-speaking guide for the 3-hour tour of Milan
ADMISSION FOR THE SFORZESCO CASTLE MUSEUM:
Except for rooms 9,10-15-23,24
ADMISSION FOR THE LAST SUPPER
Full price: Euros 6.50 ( + Euros 1.50 as reservation fee)
Half price: Euros 3.25 ( + Euros 1.50 as reservation fee):
The entrance to the Last Supper is allowed only on the booked day and time. If that is not possible because of any circumstance beyond one's control, the entrance will be allowed in the following days, even beyond the validity of the ticket, according to the availability.
The opening hours are detailed below
Meeting with our English-speaking tour guide in the meeting point, which can be arranged according to guest�s requirements:
The tour will start by visiting the famous Duomo (external visit). The statue of the Madonnina on the top of the Cathedral is the most architectural and religious monument of the city. The view of the 108 m high and 158 m long Cathedral (the worldwide third largest Christian church) is really breathtaking. In the building a lot of different styles are mixed up. The Building consists of different styles: the doors are from the seventeenth Century, the main loggia from the end of the eighteenth Century and finally Amati's main windows from the beginning of the nineteenth Century.
The impressive vaults, columns and arches inside the Cathedral will leave You speechless.
The next stop is one of Milan's most famous monuments, the Sforzesco Castle (internal visit). The Castle had to go through a lot of historical changes in the last years: demolished, rebuilt many times, renovated and finally beautified. In the early twentieth Century, it was named after Francesco Sforza (he transformed the castle to a Duke's residence in 1450) and got an important role as place of culture.
The Sforza Castle museums house collections of important painters, exhibitions of ancient art, numerous sculptures, collections of antique weapons and Leonardo's ceiling frescoes in the Sala delle Asse. There are so many things to see that You cannot miss a visit.
The tour will finish by the visit of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper. It was painted by the master with an experimental technique (tempera over a plaster preparation) over four years of work between 1494 and 1498. The fresco was already looking quite bad by the end of the 16th century, so it required continuous repainting and restoration during the following centuries. The most recent restoration lasted 20 years and was completed in 1999; it removed the many previous restorations, revealing Leonardo's original work. Unfortunately, there are many gaps, but what remains is still a wonderful example of Leonardo's artistic achievement.
Take water, camera & sun cream; wear comfortable shoes. In low season warmer clothing may be required!
The Sforzesco Castle is open daily
7.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
The Castle Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday
9 a.m. - 5.30 p.m. (admission until 5 p.m.)
Closed Monday, December 25, January 1, May 1
OPENING HOURS OF THE SFORZESCO LAST SUPPER:
The Last Supper is open Tuesday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.
Closed on Mondays