Best of Milan Walking Tour – Skip-the-Line for Duomo & ‘Last Supper’ - 1 Day

Best of Milan Walking Tour

Experience Milan’s most popular attractions in a smaller group while also getting priority entry into Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper,” which you can see without waiting in line. Your knowledgeable guide will take you through the streets of Milan, stopping at famous landmarks such as the La Scala opera house, the magnificent Duomo, and the Sforza Castle. Pass the line to see Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece depicting Jesus and his disciples at the Last Supper and continue on your way.

Best of Milan Walking Tour – Skip-the-Line for Duomo & ‘Last Supper’

Highlights

  • The Milan Duomo, the Sforza Castle, and the La Scala theatre are all must-sees when in the city.
  • Discover the chic Brera district’s winding streets and stately mansions.
  • You can bypass the line and enter Leonardo da Vinci’s magnificent The Last Supper fresco without waiting in line.
  • A small-group tour with a maximum of 17 people provides a more personalized experience.

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On this educational guided walking tour of Milan, see the city’s most important attractions and landmarks. You’ll hear fascinating stories about the city’s past from your guide the entire time. Start with a visit to the magnificent Duomo, a massive and ornate Gothic building that is also one of the world’s most beautiful churches. Then take a short walk to the nearby Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, which is perhaps the world’s most aesthetically pleasing shopping mall.

Best of Milan Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket to Duomo & ‘Last Supper’

Simply for the sake of seeing the impressive 19th-century glass ceiling here is well worth the trip. Follow the Galleria until you reach the main opera house, La Scala, which is one of the most renowned in Europe.

La Scala, which dates from the late 18th century, has hosted a who’s who of famous musicians and composers over the last two centuries. Visit the hip Brera district, which is home to a slew of cool shops, bars, and restaurants.

The area’s streets, which are frequented by the city’s artistic community, are charming and ideal for a leisurely stroll. You’ll eventually arrive at the impressive Sforza Castle, where you can stop and take in the late-medieval architecture. Your day will come to a close with skip-the-line access to Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, the most famous painting in the world.

Go inside the convent’s former food hall after you’ve gotten past the line. You have 15 minutes to contemplate the work of art, so make the most of it. Look at the painting from a broader perspective. The monks who dined there felt as if they were dining with Jesus and his disciples because of the painting’s larger context. Go outside when your 15 minutes are up and the tour comes to an end. For options departing from Piazza Duomo, see the above itinerary.

Starting at the Santa Maria delle Grazie square, the tour will begin with a visit to the Last Supper and conclude with a walking tour of the Duomo square. It is not possible to go inside the Duomo on Sundays or religious holidays because it is a working cathedral. A guided tour of the Duomo will be offered from the outside of the building on these days.

Itinerary

Duomo di Milano

If you only have one day in Milan, or if you want an overview to help you plan your exploration, this one-day walking tour is a great way to see everything the city has to offer. It includes guaranteed admission to see Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper,’ as well as other highlights. You’ll see some well-known attractions as well as some off-the-beaten-path gems while on this tour.

You won’t have to wait in line at Milan’s famous Duomo, unlike the city, which had to wait nearly 600 years for the amazing structure to be completed. Before exploring the cobbled streets of the Brera district, the tour will take a break once more so that you can see the medieval Sforza Castle.

Your guide will explain that this is the center of social and cultural life in Milan. If you’re interested in learning more about Brera’s rich artistic and intellectual history and where to go for a drink or a meal, this is the tour for you!

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Castello Sforzesco

This is another architectural wonder of Milan – the Medieval Sforza Castle, which your guide will explain from the outside.

Brera District

You’ll pass through the Brera district, which has cobbled streets and is the center of Milan’s social life, on your way there. You’ll learn about the famous artists and intellectuals who once lived in the area, as well as some insider tips on where to go for a meal or a drink later on in the evening.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a 19th-century glass-vaulted shopping arcade, is our next destination. It is known as Milan’s drawing room because of its prominence as a meeting place for the city’s fashionable set. Once you’ve made it through the Gallery, you’ll find yourself in the world-renowned Scala Theatre, Milan’s Opera House since 1778, and still in use today. Great musicians and vocalists have performed here throughout history, including Giuseppe Verdi, whose operas like Falstaff often had their world premieres here.

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Il Cenacolo

Finally, we get to see Leonardo Da Vinci’s breathtaking mural titled “The Last Supper,” by the Italian master. This masterpiece, often imitated but never surpassed, is meticulously preserved and can only be seen by a single group at a time. Tickets can be hard to come by because of this, but yours are included in this package along with special Skip the Line Access, so you’ll get your full 15 minutes in the open air. Listen to your tour guide as he or she points out the important historical details of ‘The Last Supper.’ After only one day, your feelings for Milan will be transformed forever.

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Last Updated on October 14, 2021 by Tours Editor @ gotravelyourself.com

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