A day in the Italian capital of fashion and architecture
- What will we do:
- Meeting with the guide in your hotel in Milan, Como or Bergamo.
- Guided tour of the city
- Free lunch stop in the Darsena
- Visit to the Castello Sforzesco and the Park
- Visit to Santa Maria delle Grazie (for the Cenacolo is mandatory to book well in advance)
- Return to your hotel
Whether it is the first time or that you have already passed through Milan, the first stop can only be the Piazza del Duomo, and there is no better route than to get there than the one that starts from Porta Venezia, passing by the Indro Montanelli Gardens and next to the beautiful Villa Invernizzi, and then reach the famous windows of the Fashion Quadrilateral composed of Via della Spiga, Via Montenapoleone, Via Sant’Andrea and an endless series of side streets. So we will arrive at Piazza della Scala, la Scala, one of the most famous theaters in the world and pride of the Milanese and beyond.
From here we enter one of the symbols of Milan, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the so-called living room of Milan, elegant strung of shops of famous brands and dear bars. The Gallery has 4 entrances and obviously 4 exits, the most beautiful is the one that opens onto Piazza del Duomo, the other universal symbol of Milan.
Lunch at the Darsena, a water basin that in ancient times was a real port that connected Milan with Venice on one side and with northern Europe on the other through the famous Navigli, navigable canals and real engineering works in which Leonardo da Vinci also participated. In the afternoon we will cross the Sempione Park, the great green lung of Milan, made of lakes, woods and tree-lined avenues that also hosts the Milan triennial.
At the end of the Park we enter one of the most important Italian fortresses the Castello Sforzesco, built by Galeazzo Visconti and renovated in the fifteenth century by Francesco Sforza to be a residence. Inside the Castle there are numerous museums and a large library, as well as being the scene of numerous cultural activities. Even here, if you do not want to miss the best, with a guide is a whole other thing.
Among the many special places there is one that, however, needs a reservation well in advance, the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, where one of the greatest masterpieces of the genius of Leonardo da Vinci is kept, The Last Supper.
In fact you can easily enter the church and see a copy of the painting, just a copy and listen to the incredible story of the fresco.
In the late afternoon we will end the day in the Brera district, a district of artists, students, intellectuals, an elegant and fascinating place, a place of great creativity, with its shops and antique markets, the Pinacoteca, the Academy of Fine Arts, streets and squares with restaurants and pubs that give the neighborhood a very Bohemian, relaxing, fascinating air.
In the evening return to your hotel, in Milan, Bergamo or Como.
What is included::
- The accompaniment and the guided tour of Milan
- Train ticket or transfer by private means if required
- Reservations for Santa Maria delle Grazie, if requested in time, at least 3 months in advance.
- The entrance to the Duomo
- The entrance to the Castello Sforzesco
What is not included::
- Personal expenses.
- Anything not explicitly included.