Discover Milan and see da Vinci’s masterpiece, ‘The Last Supper,’ on this 3.5-hour tour. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Santa Maria delle Grazie to admire ‘The Last Supper’ in situ. Demand is high and the queues get long to see this masterpiece; choose this best-selling tour for advance booking and entrance tickets. Explore La Scala opera house with your guide. Marvel at the scale and beauty of Milan Cathedral and learn of its long history. Explore the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele shopping arcade, a highlight of Italy’s fashion capital.
Milan boasts plenty of superlatives: it’s home to one of the world’s oldest churches, a renowned opera house, the most fashionable city in Italy, and Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Last Supper. You get to see all this and then some on this 3.5-hour tour.
Meet your guide near Sforza Castle in central Milan and set out on your tour. (The exact route will depend on your departure time.)
First, head to the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie — a UNESCO World Heritage site — and feast your eyes on The Last Supper in the refectory. This exquisite and incredibly important mural is thought to have been completed toward the end of the 15th century and depicts Jesus’ last meal with his disciples.
Hear from your guide how da Vinci painted it directly onto a dry wall, a choice that makes it extremely delicate. For this reason, entrance is limited to those who have pre-booked, with the numbers of people and duration of visits also strictly controlled. Each visiting group is only allowed to stand with the painting at any one time in a specially conditioned room for a maximum of 15 minutes.
After admiring da Vinci’s work, continue your explorations of Milan, where centuries of history and heritage blend seamlessly with cutting-edge styles and fashions.
Follow your guide to the Teatro alla Scala (La Scala Theatre), considered by many to be one of the world’s most famous opera houses and learn how it has hosted leading lights such as Italy’s own Luciano Pavarotti. Admire the ornate stage, crystal chandelier and orchestra pit from your vantage point in one of the public boxes (unless there’s a rehearsal or show on). Your entrance ticket provides admission to the theater and museum, which you may like to revisit for a longer period.
No tour of Milan would be complete without taking in some of the city’s finest shopping hotspots — this is the world’s fashion capital! Wander around the chic boutiques and luxury stores of the glamorous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele shopping arcade, and admire the many luxurious items on sale.
After 3.5 hours discovering some of Milan’s top attractions, return to Sforza Castle in central Milan where your tour will conclude.
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