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Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio: Our most recommended tours and activities

Milan: 1-Day Open Bus Tour

1. Milan: 1-Day Open Bus Tour

Explore the most symbolic and fascinating sights of Milan on a 1-day tour by an open-top double-decker bus. See the Basilica of Sant’ Ambrogio, San Babila, the Cathedral, La Scala Opera House, and more while hearing the stories, facts, and history of the city.  Enjoy these comfortable open buses equipped with a transparent roof, to let you enjoy the city sights even during bad weather, and special platforms to provide disabled access. The full loop takes 90 minutes including the various stops. The bus takes about 5 minutes between scheduled stops, and it’s possible to jump off at any of the following points along the way. City tour: • Castello Sforzesco • Cadorna • Cenacolo • Sant'ambrogio • Museo Scienza E Tecnica • Navigli • Parco Delle Basiliche • Universita' Studi / Policlinico • San Babila • Duomo • Scala • Palazzo Dugnani • Repubblica • Stazione Centrale • Palazzo Regione Lombardia • Gae Aulenti / Staz. Garibaldi • Cimitero Monumentale • Lega Lombarda • Acquario / Parco Sempione There is also a highlights route available with the following stops: • Piazza Castello • Duomo, Scala• San Marco• Brera, Lanza• Castello Sforzesco• Cairoli• Cadorna Station• Cenacolo• Litta

Milan: Guided Tour of the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio

2. Milan: Guided Tour of the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio

Explore the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio on this tour in Milan. Learn about Sant'Ambrogio, the patron saint of Milan. Hear the history of this ancient landmark. Admire the craftsmanship of the marble tabernacle and its frescoes. Meet your guide and discover the incredible stories and legends surrounding the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio. Listen to the story behind the Devil's Column. Walk through the lobby, bell towers, and aisles to see elaborate details. See the choir with the gold altar of Vuolvinio. Find out where several Renaissance artists were laid to rest, including Francesco Granacci. Admire altarpieces and Madonna paintings.

Milan: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

3. Milan: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Begin your adventure at Castello Sforzesco. Visit the miraculous Santa Maria delle Grazie. Photograph the historic Castello Cova and admire the fairytale Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio. Be captivated by the Temple Of Victory and the architecture of the church of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore. Step back in time to the middle ages at Piazza Mercanti. Head to the towering Duomo di Milano for excellent photo opportunities. Visit the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the most famous shopping center in the world. Learn more about the heart of the city at Piazza della Scala.

Milan 2-Hour Private Segway Tour: History and Navigli

4. Milan 2-Hour Private Segway Tour: History and Navigli

Climb aboard a personal transporter and embark on a 2-hour tour of Milan and its network of historic waterways, known as the "navigli." Benefit from the services of a licensed guide as you head off to the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, home to Leonardo da Vinci's legendary painting of "The Last Supper." Admire the church from the outside and hear an explanation of its art and history. Then, continue to the inland port of La Darsena on the canals of the city. Glide over to the Roman columns of the Colonne di San Lorenzo. Take a look at the Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. Next, go to Piazza Affari to see the uncompromising L.O.V.E. statue by the Italian artist, Maurizio Cattelan.

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What people are saying about Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 587 reviews

I really enjoy riding these buses to visit Milan. It is the best way with small kids because they get tired easily. Drivers and guides were very awesome. One blond French woman was amazingly friendly and useful. I really liked it and I will recommend it all year around. I was afraid it would be too cold, we were there during Christmas holiday but with a hat and a good coat, it was comfy.

The day was rainy, so the bus trip was ideal. It goes through several iconic points of Milan and the audio gives context to what is observed. The time between buses seems long to me (1 hour) compared to others I've used in other cities, but it seems that all companies have this same time in Milan.

A good tour to locate yourself and see everything that one will be able to see in later days. It helps a lot because Milan is extensive. If you don't have several days it's a quick superficial way to get to know Milan

It was really good !! pity that we are not on a guided tour, that is to say that we cannot visit the monuments at the same time. But for the price it's worth it.

Great tour of important areas of Milan. Comfortable ride.