Shortage of time? This is the ideal tour for you!
I have designed this tour for those who fly to Milan in one day or for those who do not have enough time to go into details but are willing to get the feel of the city and take advantage of an 8 hour private guided tour to see the highlights.
We will be visiting the Duomo inside and its unique roofs, we will stroll along the Galleria V. Emanuele II, the Fashion District (Quadrilatero) where via Montenapoleone is, we will peep into the gorgeous courtyards and go inside the enchanting Opera House alla Scala. After discovering the bohemian Brera district we will go into the courts of the 15th century Sforza Fortress (Castello Sforzesco) going back to the time of the duke Ludovico il Moro who invited Leonardo da Vinci and Bramante to work here. The Basilica of S. Ambrose is the following destination and last but least the Canals District, the famous manmade Navigli.
During the tour we will have a short break to have a delicious Italian meal and we will enjoy a coffee or a gelato in historical pastry shops.
Duomo + roofs (inside)
Galleria V. Emanuele
Opera House alla Scala (inside)
Quadrilatero della Moda
The Sforza Castle
The hidden courtyards
The Basilica of S. Ambrose
The Canal district
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can pick you up where you wish:
at your hotel if it is in the historical centre
if you arrive from the airport at the Cadorna Railway Station or at the Central Station.
Otherwise we meet in piazza Duomo 12 underneath the central balcony of the Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale).
Metro (subway) stop Duomo - Line 1 (red one) or Line 3 (yellow one).
End location: The Canals District.
Duration: 8 hours
It's a walking tour + use of public transportation.
If the meeting point is at your hotel or at the Central or Cadorna Railway station and you are not keen on using public transport, a taxi or private car may be required and in this second case I can provide a professional driver and a high quality vehicle registered for passenger transport to be booked in advance.
An eight hour private guided tour carried out by a professional registered tourist guide of Milan, art historian and personal shopper.
Skip the line entrance in the Duomo and its roofs and the all the reservations required.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
65 Euro - The Duomo pass ticket which includes the use of the lift to go up to the roofs costs Euro 16,00 per person.
The Opera House alla Scala ticket costs Euro 9,00 each.
Public Transportation: about Euro 3,00 each.
A meal in a restaurant + drinks about Euro 40,00 per person.
The Duomo pass ticket which includes the use of the lift to go up to the roofs costs Euro 16,00 per person.
The Opera House alla Scala ticket costs Euro 6,00 each.
NOTE: Groups of more than four people are admitted using a whisper radio system which I have to rent and book in advance. The cost depends on the number of the participants.
Means of transport of any kind.
Private transportation + professional driver are quoted upon request and must be booked in advance.
I am not a driver but I am can arrange transportation upon request.
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Our company has had the privilege of sharing time in Milan with Barbara over the past three years. She is an incredible guide, phenomenally well informed about the history of Milan, its Renaissance families and the architecture of the city. She has been able to work with us in creating an incredible special itinerary in Milan that included many of the 'known' sites and a few not so well known. I recommend her to anyone interested in having the very best guided tour experience possible in Milano.