Private Milan and Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Meet up with your driver who will transfer you to Milan, the economic and cultural powerhouse of Italy. Upon arrival you will meet up with your English speaking guide and enjoy a 3 hour guided tour of this wonderful city. Head to Duomo Square with its massive, 14th century cathedral. This pink marble building is the largest and most intricate Gothic structure in Italy and took 5 centuries to build. Walk through the Gallery of Vittorio Emanuele II, the country's oldest active mall with 4 stories filled with every fashion designer imaginable. While here, be sure to gaze up at the amazing glass roof.
Continue on to the La Scala Opera House and museum. This Neo-Classical opera house was built between 1776 and 1778, reopened in 2004, and boasts the largest stage in Europe. In the auditorium you will see gilded box galleries, trompe l'oeil effects and an enormous chandelier. Check out its nearby museum filled with previous production sets, beautiful costumes and theatrical items that date back to Roman times.
Over at the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, one of Milan's oldest cultural institutions, you will find the Ambrosiana Gallery with its permanent collection of fine paintings, drawings, etchings and sculptures donated by Cardinal Federico Borromeo, the institution's founder. The 15th century Sforza Castle was one of the largest citadels in Europe and is another must-see with its several museums housed inside. Following the guided tour you will have some free time to explore Milan on your own. Sign up for this private, 9 hour tour of Milan now and get ready to experience this city of contrasts.
This tour accommodates groups of up to 2, 7, 25, and 45. Please bear this in mind when booking.