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This lovely trip is a mix of an orientation tour to see Milan from a private vehicle and some free time in the city centre to walk around. In addition to this, we have included hotel pick up and drop off in a private vehicle. Best known as the fashion capital of the world, Milan is truly a global city where art meets style. From the architectural heritage perspective, the city is quite different from Rome, yet Leonardo da Vinci casts his spell all the way to Milan, lending his genius touch to canals, cathedrals and castles.
It’s among the great Italian cities where you can find rich history, art and culture through grand landmarks. These include the majestic Duomo and its grand collection of basilicas. Add the city’s gastronomic traditions and you’ll have plenty of compelling reasons to put a trip to Milan on your bucket list. You will do an orientation tour with the driver and then walk alone in the city centre near Duomo area as cars are not allowed there.
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The massive Cathedral of Santa Maria Nascente, which the Milanese call just “Il Duomo” is among the world’s largest (it holds up to 40,000 people) and most magnificent churches, the ultimate example of the Flamboyant Gothic style. It was begun in the 14th century, but its façade was not completed until the early 1800s, under Napoleon. The roof is topped by 135 delicately carved stone pinnacles and the exterior is decorated with 2,245 marble statues. The dim interior, in striking contrast to the brilliant and richly patterned exterior, makes a powerful impression with its 52 gigantic pillars. The stained-glass windows in the nave (mostly 15th-16th centuries) are the largest in the world; the earliest of them are in the south aisle.
We will stop at the famous castello for 10 min for photo stop. The Castello Sforzesco, held by the Visconti and the Sforza families who ruled Milan from 1277 to 1447 and from 1450 to 1535 respectively, was built in 1368 and rebuilt in 1450. The 70-meter Torre de Filarete is a 1905 reproduction of the original gate-tower. The Castello houses the Musei del Castello Sforzesco, a series of museums, one of which features sculpture. The collection includes the Pietà Rondanini, Michelangelo’s last masterpiece, brought here in 1953 from the Palazzo Rondanini in Rome. Other museums feature a collection of decorative art, prehistoric and Egyptian antiquities & a collection of musical history. The picture gallery includes paintings by Bellini, Correggio, Mantegna, Bergognone, Foppa, Lotto, Tintoretto, and Antonello da Messina. Between the two rear courtyards of the Castello, a passage leads into the park, originally the garden of the dukes of Milan and later a military training ground.
We recommend you to spend some time at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele – Forming one side of Piazza del Duomo and opening on the other side to Piazza della Scala, the grand Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II was designed by Giuseppe Mengoni and built between 1865 and 1877. It was then the largest shopping arcade in Europe, with a dome soaring 48 meters above its mosaic floor. Marking the beginning of modern architecture in Italy, today it stands as a splendid example of 19th-century industrial iron and glass construction. And it’s still a beautiful, vibrant place where locals meet for lunch or coffee in its elegant cafés and browse in its luxury shops. It is so much a part of local life that the inhabitants of Milan refer to it as “il salotto” (the salon). The car and chauffeur can’t accompany you to this part as it’s a walking zone. Your driver will drop you as close to the famous Duomo as much possible. From there you need to walk a little bit to discover Galleria Vittoria Emanuele
From the outside, this church on a shopping street not far from Piazza del Duomo seems relatively small and unimpressive. Step inside to see that it is quite grand, its majestic, deep, vaulted sanctuary stretching into an apse that’s nearly the length of the main part of the church. Keep your eyes on it as you walk forward, and watch as it melts into an almost completely flat wall behind the altar. It’s all an optical illusion, a very clever trick played by the architect Bramante to give grandeur to a church with only a limited space. Address: Via Torino 9, Milan
There is no guide in addition to the driver
Public transportation nearby
Infant seats unavailable
Not suitable for pets
Not stroller accessible
Not wheelchair accessible
Pick up and drop off included
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