Unexpected and gorgeous. Unmissable for smart wanderers.
History has deposited layer after layer of time on the streets we walk today and every stone talks.
I have conceived this tour to show an unexpected Milan that goes back to the time when its name was "Mediolanum" in the 2nd century B. C. to the period it became the capital of the Imperial Court from 286-402 A. D.
Things change and the tower of the Circus was transformed into a bell tower from where today you enjoy a wonderful view of Milan, over the ancient roman Theatre it was built the famous Stock Exchange (the Borsa), the gigantic columns of a Temple where used as an atrium for the Basilica of S. Lawrence and the very heart of the ancient Milan, the forum, saw the birth of the Fascism in the 20s.
If you wish to see the Duomo square before the building of the Duomo, come and join me in this private guided walking tour and you will be surprised to discover the origin of the today Milan.
PLEASE NOTE: This tour doesn't operate on Mondays.
Basilica of S. Lorenzo
Piazza S. Sepolcro
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can pick you up at your hotel if it is in the historical centre otherwise in corso Magenta 15 in front of the Archaeological Museum.
You can reach the Museum using the tram number 16.
End location: Duomo square.
Duration: 4 hours
It's a walking tour, if the meeting point is at your hotel though, 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.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 Euro - to buy the tickets of the following museums:
The Archaeological Museum Euro 5,00 each
The Basilica of S. Lawrence Euro 2,00 each
The Archaeological area of the Duomo Euro 7,00 each
I am not a driver but I am can arrange transportation upon request.
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We enjoyed our tour with Barbara immensely. We visited sites that we would never have even known existed and saw places from a unique and interesting perspective of a true Milano-born resident. Barbara is well versed in the history of Italy and Milano in particular. Her English is fluent and she's is very open to questions and provided outstanding insights into all the sites we visited. I recommend Barbara and her tour of Ancient Roman Milano without reservation.