Milan Highlights Tour

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan
Experience the highlights of Milan on a walking tour. Explore the city’s rich history, art, and architecture and visit sites from the Roman, Gothic, and Renaissance periods. You’ll start by meeting your guide at the Piazza del Duomo to see the iconic Milan Cathedral. It took almost 600 years to complete the Duomo's shiny marble facade and striking late Gothic architecture, and today it’s the symbolic monument of Milan. We recommend heading to the roof to enjoy panoramic views across the city (definitely worth the climb).

As you exit the Duomo, walk towards the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a 19th-century shopping mall. Take a stroll through the airy halls and admire the ornate architecture and skylights. Be sure to look up at the beautiful glass ceiling as you pass by the historic restaurants, bars, and trendy shops. You’ll recognize the famous Italian designers and brands housed in this mall, as Milan is the fashion capital of Italy (and, to many, the world).

Your next stop is La Scala Opera House, one of the most renowned in Europe. It was first built in the late 18th century and beautifully restored in 1943 after it suffered great damage during World War II. Today it is an emblem representing the history of art in Milan and is still at the heart of the city's artistic scene. Although it requires planning, we recommend buying tickets to enjoy a show.

Next, you’ll reach the tour’s highlight, the chance to see da Vinci's The Last Supper. The masterpiece sits in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, painted in Milan by Leonardo da Vinci between 1495 and 1498. Marvel at the painting and admire the convent’s architecture until you're ready to head back out into the 21st century!

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Northern Italy Family Road Trip: Milan, Lake Como & Lake Garda - 7 Days

Load the family into the car and hit the road for this trip through lovely Northern Italy, ideal for school-age children and families who want to manage their own budget and schedule. You'll start in fashionable Milan for a culture and history lesson before cruising around the glittering shores and garden villas of Lake Como. Then head to the park-filled shores of Lake Garda, Italy's most family-friendly lake, before heading back to Milan for your departure.