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Northern Italy Walking Tours: City Tours

Introductory Tour of Milan


Exploring Milan: A Blend of Modernity and Tradition

An Introductory Tour of Milan with Your Own Italy is designed to immerse you in the vibrant heart of one of Italy’s most dynamic cities. Milan, a global capital of fashion and design, also boasts an incredibly rich historical and cultural heritage. This personalized tour takes you through the iconic landmarks that define the city, from the awe-inspiring Duomo di Milano to the historic Sforza Castle, blending Milan’s renowned artistic beauty with its modern cosmopolitan spirit.

The Duomo di Milano
Your journey begins at the symbol of Milan, the magnificent Duomo di Milano. This Gothic masterpiece, taking nearly six centuries to complete, is the fifth-largest cathedral in the world and offers breathtaking views from its rooftop terraces. Inside, marvel at the intricate stained glass windows and the statue of Saint Bartholomew, among other treasures.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Just a stone’s throw from the Duomo, walk through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the world’s oldest shopping malls. Admire its grandiose architecture and glass dome as you stroll among luxury boutiques, historic cafes, and elegant restaurants.

Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco)
Next, visit the Sforza Castle, a fortress that once housed the Duchy of Milan’s ruling family. Today, it is home to several of the city’s museums and art collections, including Michelangelo’s unfinished Pietà Rondanini. The castle’s vast grounds and courtyards are a peaceful escape from the city’s hustle and bustle.

La Scala Opera House
No tour of Milan is complete without a visit to the Teatro alla Scala, one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world. If possible, catch a performance or opt for a guided tour to see the opulent auditorium, the royal box, and the La Scala Theatre Museum, which houses a vast collection of costumes, musical instruments, and portraits.

The Last Supper
End your tour with a visit to the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, home to Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.” This world-renowned mural, painted between 1495 and 1498, is one of the most iconic artworks of the Renaissance. Viewing is limited and tickets must be booked well in advance, but the experience of seeing this masterpiece in person is unforgettable.

Your Own Italy: Discovering Milan’s Essence
With Your Own Italy, your introductory tour of Milan is tailored to your interests, ensuring a deep and personal connection with the city. Whether you’re drawn to its historic monuments, artistic masterpieces, or fashion-forward boutiques, we guide you through an unforgettable exploration of Milan’s rich cultural tapestry.

Embark on Your Milanese Adventure
Are you ready to discover the elegance, history, and vibrant life of Milan? Contact Your Own Italy to plan your personalized tour. Experience the best of Milan, from its iconic landmarks to hidden gems, and let the city’s charm and sophistication captivate you.

What's Included

Your journey through Milan promises to be a rich exploration of its historical and cultural landmarks, all under the expert guidance of your private guide. Starting from your accommodations, you’ll delve into the heart of Milan’s historic center, where each site tells a story of the city’s illustrious past and vibrant present.

Gothic Cathedral: Marvel at the architectural splendor of Milan’s Duomo, an iconic symbol of the city with its intricate façades and stunning stained-glass windows.
Victor Emanuel Shopping Gallery: Stroll through this opulent 19th-century arcade, renowned for its magnificent glass dome and elegant boutiques.
La Scala Theater: Discover the world of opera in this legendary theater, a beacon of the performing arts with a history of premieres by the world’s greatest composers.
Via Montenapoleone: Indulge in the ultimate luxury shopping experience on this famous street, home to designer boutiques and high-fashion brands.
Sforza Castle: Explore the robust walls and fascinating interiors of this 15th-century castle, once the residence of one of Italy’s most powerful families, now housing several of the city’s museums and art collections.
The Last Supper Viewing: Conclude your tour with a visit to the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie to witness Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper,” one of the most celebrated artworks in history. Remember, visits are limited to 15 minutes to preserve the integrity of this priceless fresco.

This personalized tour offers an immersive experience into Milan’s rich tapestry of art, history, and culture, highlighted by the rare opportunity to stand before “The Last Supper.” Enjoy the journey through one of Italy’s most dynamic cities, guided by the knowledge and insights of your personal guide.


Tips for Your Milan Tour

Photography Restrictions: Be aware of photography rules, especially when viewing “The Last Supper,” where flash photography may be prohibited to protect the artwork.
Dress Code: For church visits, remember to dress modestly, covering shoulders and knees.
Footwear: Comfortable shoes are a must, as the tour involves a significant amount of walking.
Enjoy the Cuisine: Milan offers a fantastic array of dining options, from traditional Milanese dishes like risotto alla Milanese and ossobuco to international cuisine.


Is there a dress code I should know about?
There is a dress code for churches and basilicas. Shoulders and knees must be covered; shorts, miniskirts, and sleeveless shirts are not permitted. It is also recommended that you not take large bags or backpacks on tours that include churches as you may not be permitted to enter and storage accommodations are not usually available.
What if there is bad weather?
Our tours operate rain or shine!
Is tipping customary in Italy?
Tipping is indeed customary in Italy ! It is considered a kind gesture and proper etiquette to leave “a little something extra” depending on the level of service you receive. For a private guide it is suggested to leave 15 – 25 euros for a typical 3-hour tour.
What happens after I’ve requested a booking through your website?
Your Own Italy will send a confirmation email within 24 hours of your booking. You will then be invited to make your payment using a link that will be provided.
Can wheelchair users go on this walking tour?
Not all walking tours are fully accessible for wheelchair users or those with walking disabilities. However, if anyone in your group requires special accommodation, please let us know when completing the booking and we will work out suitable alternative routes.
Can tours be modified?
Yes, we will do our best to adjust any tour to accommodate special requests.
How far in advance should I book my walking tour?
Tours should be booked 48 hours in advance. While we cannot guarantee availability if booking occurs in less than 48 hours, we will do our best to accommodate your request.
What are Your Own Italy’s payment terms?
Full payment is due when the tour confirmation email is sent, within 24 hours of your booking. You will be provided with a link to our payment page. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
What is your cancellation policy?
Tours must be canceled by email 24 hours prior to the start of the tour. If cancellation is made in less than this time, Your Own Italy cannot guarantee a full refund.
How do I amend a reservation?
Any changes to existing reservations must be requested by email. All efforts will be made to accommodate changes, but they cannot be guaranteed.
What should I do if I have a larger group than the size suggested on the website?
Your Own Italy is delighted to accommodate large groups. Please specify the number in your party when booking, and every effort will be made to organize a tour within the time limits provided.

Meeting Point

Please specify when booking whether you would prefer to meet your private guide at your accommodations or at a designated point near the highlights of the tour.

Duration Of Tour

Walking Tours last approximately 3 hours unless otherwise specified.
Tour times are average – some groups prefer a more leisurely pace with fewer sites, with your private guide, this is your option.