Guided tour

Milan City Tour and La Scala Museum

4.9 / 5

34 reviews

Activity provider: Your Travel Diary

Milan City Tour and La Scala Museum

Activity provider: Your Travel Diary

From US$ 120.56 per person

See the landmarks of Milan on a 3-hour city tour, including entrance to La Scala Museum, Milan’s Opera House and "Temple of Music." Discover where the Dukes of Milan lived at Sforza Castle, explore the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, and more.

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Duration 165 minutes
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Live tour guide
English
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Wander the elegant Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Marvel at the butresses of Milan's Duomo
  • See the auditorium of the famous La Scala opera house (except when rehearsals or performances are in progress)
  • Learn about the former Dukes of Milan at Sforza Castle
  • Discover a hidden Renaissance square featuring an illusion of space
  • Stroll the medieval heart of Milan
Full description
Discover the highlights of Milan on a half-day guided tour, including entrance to the legendary opera house of La Scala. Start in the heart of the city, at the famous Duomo. The Gothic cathedral is thought by many to be one of the most beautiful churches in the world, and your guide will point out aspects of its impressive façade. Admire its flying butresses, and the gilded bronze statue of "Madonnina" atop the main spire. Continue to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II for a walk through the glass vaults of the majestic 19th-century shopping arcade. Often referred to as, “Salotto di Milano” (“Milan’s Drawing Room”), the gallery is surrounded by boutique shops and cafés. Next, go to Piazza della Scala for a tour of the legendary La Scala Theatre opera house. Built in 1776, the theater has played host to some of the world’s greatest musicians, including Giuseppe Verdi, Bellini, Rossini, and Donizetti. See the beautiful horseshoe auditorium from one of the 4th row boxes (except when rehearsals or performances are in progress). Continue to the hidden Piazza dei Mercanti, and enjoy a short respite from the crowds as you thrill to Bramante’s illusion of space created during the Renaissance. Stroll through the medieval heart of Milan to Sforza Castle, the impressive fortress of the former Dukes of Milan, and now the home of many of Milan’s finest museums.
Includes
  • Licensed English-speaking guide
  • Visit to the Duomo (exterior) and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Entrance to La Scala Museum
  • Visit to Sforza Castle
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must bring your own headphones
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meet your guide at the main door of the Duomo, Piazza del Duomo

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Camera
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 34 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4/5
    • Service
      4.7/5
    • Organization
      4.7/5

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    Our tour guide, Alessia, was very nice and knowledgeable. She not only gave us a lot of interesting information about the history but was also very fun to talk to and gave us great restaurant recommendations. I highly recommend this tour if you would like to get a quick introduction to the city of Milan.

    May 24, 2022

    Outstanding tour within permitted time having flexibility

    The tour was outstanding and the guide Cristina was full of knowledge anything about Milan. Cristina called me on my mobile well in advance before we met Cristina at Milan Duomo as per agreed time and this is somewhat we feel like in home at Milan. She was waiting having placard with my name on it and it was wonderful welcome from her. We started tour with outside visit of Duomo followed by inside of duomo with detail explanation from Cristina at every point.Then we moved thru Galleria Vittorio Emanuele to La Scala museum (outside only) and finally to Castello Sforzesco. The weather was excellent as spoken by Cristina herself and the fine weather made the walking tour more comfortable. We had the experience of Gelato during the walking in one of the shop suggested by Cristina and it was amazing. The tour will be always in our heart and mind and this was possible only because of Cristina.

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    September 26, 2015

    Tour was great, guide was wonderful!

    Our guide was excellent. Nice, polite and very informative. We throughly enjoyed our tour and learned much. We would definitely book another tour with her. Well worth the money.

    August 10, 2017

    Product ID: 46643