Delve into the History and Culture of the Ancient City of Milan
The tour guide will take you on a journey through the fascinating city of Milan. You will visit the Sforza castle and move onto the medieval heart of the town, Mercanti Square. Next, you will observe the Gothic influence of the renowned Duomo Cathedral. Several famous artworks are present within the cathedral. The Saint Bartholomew Flayed statue is an incredible work of art that captures the eyes of every visitor in the cathedral. Next on the itinerary is a visit to the Santa Maria presso San Satiro. The optical illusion of the Santa Maria presso San Satiro church will deceive you in the beginning, and the revelation will take your breath away.
Skip-the-Line Entry at Select Monuments
You will then see a notorious sculpture, The Finger by Maurizio Cattelan, that is both provocative, yet crafted beautifully. Next up is a walk along the streets of the fashion capital. A stroll along the Montenapoleone Street and Via Della Spiga will give you a look into the posh and swanky fashion industry of Milan. Next up is a walk across the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, whose incredible glass roof is a thing of wonder. The glass canopy combined with the mosaic flooring makes this gallery a must-see for anyone visiting Milan. The massive entrance arch is a stellar sight.
The Last Supper and Santa Maria Delle Grazie Church
Finally, you will visit the world-famous Santa Maria Delle Grazie Church. The Gothic and Renaissance influences can be seen throughout the church. The centerpiece is the da Vinci masterpiece, The Last Supper. The genius of da Vinci is something that must be witnessed in person to understand, and the Last Supper serves as the perfect example.
Duomo Cathedral (inside) and its Square | Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery, the “living room” of Milan (inside) | La Scala Theatre (outside) and its Square | Mercanti Square, the medieval city heart | Sforza Castle (outside and inner yards) | Sempione Park (the Castle’s garden) and Arco della Pace (The Peace Arch – from outside) | Da Vinci’s Last Supper and Santa Maria delle Grazie Church (UNESCO site) (inside) | Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, the “Sistine Chapel of Milan” (inside) | Church of Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and its incredible and unique optical illusion created by Bramante (inside) | The “Finger” by Maurizio Cattelan (one of the most successful Italian contemporary artists) | The fashion district