Bosco Verticale

Bosco Verticale: 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: Food & Wine Experience Private Tour

2. Milan: Food & Wine Experience Private Tour

On this tour you will be guided through the spectacular glass constructions and modern architecture of the Porta Nuova district. This impressive project was built for the Milan Expo in 2015, which saw the participation of great stars including New Yorker Perr & Cobbs, Cèsar Pelli and the Italian Stefano Boeri of Boeri Studio, who designed the Vertical Forest that was named, “the World's most beautiful and innovative highrise”. As you walk through the area you will be experience a new vision of a sustainable city where past meets present in harmony, and you will be able to visit the historic areas of Porta Garibaldi and Porta Nuova Isola. The cultural tour ends with a gourmet experience where you will enjoy food and wine made in Italy. Starting with an aperitif (Milan is the home of the aperitivo), you will indulge in local foods like parmigiano cheese, mozzarella cheese, Prosciutto crudo di Parma served with creamy focaccia. Your guide will accompany you and explain the Italian food and wine you are tasting.

Milan: Porta Nuova Walking Experience

3. Milan: Porta Nuova Walking Experience

Discover Milan's impressive skyline on this tour. During the last few years, Milan has undergone a period of fundamental change, including the total revitalization of the Porta Nuova district, which has changed the entire panorama of the city.  Enjoy this walking tour with your monolingual guide, who will take you past the skyscrapers, towers, and marvels of architecture that now populate this neighborhood. See the Vertical Forest, a pair of residential towers covered in greenery; the Diamond Tower, an iconic diamond-shaped high-rise; and many more stunning sights. Afterwards, relax and enjoy some free time at the new green lung of Milan: the Biblioteca degli Alberi, a unique green space that will be sure to leave an impression on you. Then, follow your guide throughout Corso Como, a shopping and dining complex and Piazza Gae Aulenti, considered the heart of this modern city. Learn the enchanting history behind this area and its unique architecture.  Prepare yourself for a tour of discovery and take amazing pictures of the new Milan. 

Milan: Private Walking Tour of Porta Nuova

4. Milan: Private Walking Tour of Porta Nuova

Learn more about skyscrapers like the Unicredit Tower, the Diamantone, and the Bosco Verticale on this private walking tour in Milan. Meet your guide and stroll around Porta Nuova to admire avant-garde architectural style of the buildings. Discover eco-sustainable architecture. Hear the history of the neighborhood. Walk to Piazza Gae Aulenti, one of the most representative buildings of the Milanese urban center. Marvel at verdant Bosco Verticale designed by Stefano Boeri. Continue to the Unicredit Tower by César Pelli which towers over the square in front of its 226-meter-high spire. Admire the diamond-like shape of Diamantone which contrasts with the historic architecture of Piazza Repubblica. Visit the Library of Trees, the modern green lung of Milan. Listen to your guide reveal these hi-tech cathedrals in a new light.

Milan: Piazza Gae Aulenti & Casa della Memoria Private Tour

5. Milan: Piazza Gae Aulenti & Casa della Memoria Private Tour

Enjoy a tour with a private guide to admire and discover the most representative parts of Milan skyline. Meet your guide at the entrace to Eataly Smeraldo, then you will walk through Corso Como, a very distinctive and interesting district in Milan and one of the main centers of the city's design, art, and nightlife. You will reach Piazza Gae Aulenti with its impressive skyscrapers, water features, lights, and art installations. Walk through the new beautiful park "Biblioteca degli Alberi" until you reach the Casa della Memoria and then the Fondazione Riccardo Catella, housed in a small art nouveau palazzo. Look around and spot the cool area of Isola, with its symbols represented by Bosco Verticale: the two residential towers designed by Milanese architect Stefano Boerifor Expo 2015 and hosting around 900 trees on its many terraces!

Milan: Private Porta Nuova Walking Tour with Food Tasting

6. Milan: Private Porta Nuova Walking Tour with Food Tasting

Discover Milan's Skyline on this guided tour. Learn how the city has changed in the last few years. Your professional tour guide will show you the project of the urban renewal of Porta Nuova area, which took place during the last few years. Admire Palazzo Lombardia, the Vertical Forest which is known as the Bosco Verticale, made by the Italian architect Stefano Boeri. See the Diamond Tower made by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. Then, visit the Piazza Gae Aulenti, famous for its art installations, water features, plays of light, and the Unicredit Tower. From Piazza Gae Aulenti, enjoy a nice walk through Corso Como until Eataly Smeraldo. Where you will enjoy an authentic Italian food tasting experience. Discover the ex Smeraldo Theater, as well as their philosophy. The itinerary has been selected with the help of certified guides in order to show you more than just the tourist attractions that everyone knows. With this tour, you are guaranteed a unique experience. See Milan’s new skyline and make sure you have your camera with you as you won't want to miss out on photo opportunities.

Milan: Piazza Gae Aulenti and Pelli Tower Walking Tour

7. Milan: Piazza Gae Aulenti and Pelli Tower Walking Tour

This brand-new walking tour takes you into the contemporary soul of Milan. Start from the Palazzo Lombardia, where you’ll visit the new headquarters of the Lombardy regional government. With your guide, you will head to Piazza Gae Aulenti, the amazing center of Porta Nuova District. Here you will have views of the skyscrapers that have been built since 2009, such as the Tower Pelli and the Bosco Verticale. Continue your walk along Corso Como to find Eataly, located in the former Teatro Smeraldo. This delicatessen boasts a vast variety of high-quality typical Italian products. Here, at the end of the tour, you can choose to immerse yourself in a complete food shopping and tasting experience or to enjoy an aperitivo in one of the many area cafés.

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What people are saying about Bosco Verticale

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 205 reviews

Very nice tour....Lady bus conductor was very co-operative..She guided us about market, bus timings, services in a well manner. I would recommend to purchase this tour...Bus service is unlimited, you can cover city easily.

Interesting tour and good value for money for this tour. The stations are easy to spot, except those of Sforza, be careful not to confuse them with the stops of competing buses. No waiting for buses!

I had the most amazing day on this bus/boat/bernina train experience. The views literally are so breathtaking and don’t make any sense!! It’s the best way to spend a day!

I like to do this in every European city. It’s a great overview of a city and a bit of historical background.

Milan was beautiful and this is a great way to see it xx