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Milan: 1-, 2-, or 3-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

1. Milan: 1-, 2-, or 3-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

Take advantage of this pass for Milan’s open-top hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and enjoy panoramic views of the city. This ticket gives you access to 4 separate but connecting bus loops and allows you to jump off at the attractions you want to explore further. Choose from commentary available in 10 languages via audio guide and hear facts about notable buildings like the Opera House and the Castello Sforzesco. You'll also learn about local food, including the recipe for Cotoletta alla Milanese and the history of the panettone. Buses run every 60 minutes, and should you need further information on board, assistants will be happy to help you with tips about monuments, shops, restaurants, and walking tours. Take the full Line A loop in 75 minutes, or hop off to explore any of the following attractions: Line A:  Stop 1 - Castello Stop 2 - Cadorna Stop 3 - Cenacolo Stop 4 - Corso Magenta Stop 5 - Duomo Stop 6 - Manzoni - Scala Stop 7 - Manin Stop 8 - Moscova Line B: Stop 1 - Duomo Stop 2 – La Scala Stop 3 - Manin Stop 4 - Repubblica Stop 5 - Palazzo Lombardia Stop 6 - Stazione Centrale Stop 7 - Buenos Aires Stop 8 - Porta Venezia Stop 9 - San Babila Line C: Stop 1 - Castello Stop 2 - Acquario Stop 3 - Garibaldi Stop 4 - City Life Stop 5 - Casa Milan Stop 6 - Mico - Congress Centre Stop 7 - Lotto -Montebianco Stop 8 - Lido Stop 9 - Ippodromo Stop 10 - Stadio San Siro Stop 11 - Lotto - Monterosa Stop 12 - Buonarroti Stop 13 - Pagano Stop 14 - Conciliazione Stop 15 - Parco Sempione Line D (from April to October): Stop 1 - Castello Stop 2 - Cadorna Stop 3 – Cenacolo Stop 4 - Navigli Stop 5 – Via Olona Stop 6 – Corso Magenta Stop 7 – Duomo Stop 8 – La Scala Stop 9 - Brera

Milan: Duomo and The Last Supper Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

2. Milan: Duomo and The Last Supper Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Embark on a day out in Milan with a live guide. Enjoy a skip-the-line entry ticket to Milan's Duomo, see the iconic Da Vinci's Last Supper, marvel at the medieval Sforza Castle, and visit the vibrant Brera district. Meet your guide and fellow art lovers at the Duomo or the Santa Maria delle Grazie church, depending on what option you book. Learn as your guide tells you all about the history and culture of Milan. Get a skip-the-line entry ticket to Milan's Duomo and see one of the largest churches in Europe. Walk around and see another side of Milan with your guide, and don't forget to take photos of the 15th-century Sforza Castle. Feel in awe as you also enjoy a skip-the-line entry ticket to Santa Maria delle Grazie church, where you will see the famous, The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci. Listen as your guide points out the details and enjoy your guaranteed 15 minutes with the fresco. Explore the cobbled streets of the Brera district, the beating heart of Milan's social and cultural life. Hear about all the famous artists and thinkers that have called Brera home. 

Milan: Brera District & Pinacoteca Guided Experience

3. Milan: Brera District & Pinacoteca Guided Experience

Start your day of adventure at the famous Pinacoteca, Milan's premier art gallery, housing some of the world's most important classical paintings. With this tour, you will get to experience a 2 hour guided experience through the gallery with a monolingual tour guide. Don't miss this unique opportunity to visit the Pinacoteca and be hypnotized by Milan's most famous collection of paintings. The gallery has on offer, artworks by masters like Raffaello, Caravaggio, Hayez and many others. Enhance your experience walking amongst these relics with a friendly and informative guide who can teach you about the works and the artists themselves.  Follow up your tour of the art gallery with a stroll through the charming street of Brera and immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere. Your guide will be sure to show you the abundance of small artisans and local shops of canvas, perfumes and so on that make this place so captivating.

Milan: Half-Day Food Tour on Foot

4. Milan: Half-Day Food Tour on Foot

Savor the flavors of Italy on a 3-hour walking tour of Milan, focused on the historic district of Brera, one of the oldest neighborhoods of the city, where old world charm meets a trendy and youthful vibe. Explore the colorful history of Milan as you tour, learning how it has transformed throughout the centuries, from the use of the navigable "Navigli” canals to the new and futuristic area of the Porta Nuova, constructed to host the International Expo 2015. Your guide will entertain and educate you about the origin of the food produce you will taste, explaining how each one is made. Learn how to identify traditional melanzane alla Parmigiana (eggplant parmigiana), cannoli (Sicilian cream horns), traditional Milan dishes, and some of Milan’s finest wines. Taste Grappa in a new way, and appreciate the rich and fruity taste of this ancient drink. Try some of Italy’s legendary culatello (dry-cured ham), Milanese-style meatballs, Parma ham aged for 24 months, authentic Italian gelato, and some Milan-style aperitifs at trendy art bar La Bicicletta.

Milan: Private Fashion Tour

5. Milan: Private Fashion Tour

Led by a fashion expert, your private fashion tour begins in Milan’s Navigli District. Admire the artisan boutiques and hear the stories behind the showrooms as you walk through the city streets. Stop at the Antonio Marras concept store – a space that contrasts modern clothing with the elements of the old factory building. Continue to one of Milan’s hidden gems, known for its quality fabrics. Walk along the chic streets and stop to visit a Japanese jewelry shop and atelier, where the designer makes her jewelry. Enjoy a coffee break at a rustic-chic café before heading to the Cavalli e Nastri boutique, known for its stylish garments. Your last stop is the Armani boutique, an impressive building filled with luxurious items.

Historic Milan 3.5-Hour Afternoon Segway Tour

6. Historic Milan 3.5-Hour Afternoon Segway Tour

Jump on your Segway and ride effortlessly to the most famous attractions in Milan’s historic center. On this 3.5-hour tour you’ll start off at Sforza Castle, where your guide will provide interesting historical commentary. The tour will take you to the Arco della Pace (the Peace Arch) and the Piazza della Scala, home to the world-famous Teatro alla Scala (Scala Opera House) and Palazzo Marino. Next you will see the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then Piazza del Duomo, where you will be able to take in the beauty of Milan's massive cathedral and learn about the other monuments lining the square. If you like, the guide will take your photo in front of the iconic cathedral. Next head to Piazza Mercanti, then travel the Chinese district passage along via Paolo Sarpi to Porta Garibaldi (the Garibaldi Gate) and Corso Como. Then see Milan's new skyline and learn about the history of the new skyscrapers of Porta Nuova. The tour will end in the Brera district with a visit to the courtyard of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (academy of fine arts of Brera). Learn about the history of the Palazzo Brera (Brera Palace) and of the district of artists.

Milan: 2-Hour Rickshaw Sightseeing Tour

7. Milan: 2-Hour Rickshaw Sightseeing Tour

Travel in style as you explore Milan's most beautiful locations from the comfort of an eco-friendly rickshaw accompanied by a multilingual personal guide. Admire monuments, palaces, churches, squares, and parks as you zip around the city. See sights such as the majestic Duomo Cathedral, Szfora Castle and Sempione Park with its impressive Arch of Peace monument. Marvel at the architecture of Santa Maria Delle Grazie Church, home to Da Vinci's famous Last Supper painting, admire the facade of the Sant’Ambrogio Basilica and discover the financial district, where you can spot the provocative L.O.V.E statue. Soak up the rich atmosphere of traditional Italian plazas such as Mercanti Square and La Scala Opera House Square and visit the elegant Brera District as well as many other attractions on this sightseeing tour.

Milan: 2.5-Hour City Tour by Tram

8. Milan: 2.5-Hour City Tour by Tram

Discover Milan on a slow tram ride through the city center, starting in Piazzale Cadorna, under the famous "Needle-and-Thread" monument. Visit Sforza Castle, where your guide will tell you the history of the Ducal residence and one of the largest citadels in Europe. Located at the margins of Sempione Park, the castle provides panoramic views of the Arch of Peace, Milan’s commemorative arch, built by Luigi Cagnola at the request of Napoleon. Traveling on Line No. 1, cross the city center to see the historic streetcars of the 1930s. Pass through the Brera district en route to Cordusio, the heart of Milan’s Financial District. Then, take a walking tour of the city center to see the imposing Duomo (Cathedral), covered Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, and La Scala Opera House. Back on Tram No. 1, ride through the Fashion District. Pass the consulate buildings of the Diplomatic Quarters, and admire the monuments of Piazza della Repubblica. The tour ends on Corso Buenos Aires, one of Milan’s main shopping avenues, making for a perfect drop off to enjoy some free time to shop!

Milan Food and Icons: Walking and Tasting Tour

9. Milan Food and Icons: Walking and Tasting Tour

Take a 2-hour guided tour incorporating the finest elements that best represent Italian culture all over the world: history, art, monuments, and, of course, the art of food. Discover the magnificent Italian architectural heritage of Milan’s center, and experience the numerous options the city offers in terms of quality food tastings. Meet your guide in Piazza della Scala and admire the world-famous opera theatre before stopping for a typical Italian breakfast with an espresso or a cappuccino to get in the right mood for the day. Enjoy a sweet awakening as you taste one of the most prestigious Italian coffee brands in the world.   After this pleasant start, travel back in time and admire the majestic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a treasure of 19th-century engineering and a real symbol of Milanese and Italian excellence.  Listen to your guide on the way to a bakery right behind Piazza Duomo, where you will taste the most delicious Italian specialties such as pizza or the incredible focaccia di Recco.   You will then pass by Piazza Duomo and be introduced to the history of the iconic cathedral while heading towards a fine Italian bistro offering typical local dishes prepared with organic, farm-to-table products. Taste a selection of tasty cold cuts and enjoy one of the best risottos you have ever tried, all while relaxing in the charming atmosphere drinking a glass of Italian wine.   Lastly, there’s nothing else to do but follow your guide and enjoy dessert at one of the most famous creamy cannoncinos (cream horn) in Milan, made following the technique of a nationally acclaimed pastry chef.

Milan: Private Walking Tour of the Brera District

10. Milan: Private Walking Tour of the Brera District

Experience the old-fashioned charm of the Brera district in Milan on this walking tour. Find out where famous writers, intellectuals, and artist's once lived. View romantic bridges and the Palazzo di Brera palace. Meet your guide and start your walking tour of the Brera district. Make your way along the canals and admire the Ponte delle Gabelle bridge, the Conca dell'Incoronata lock, and the Tombone di San Marco bridge. View the houses which overlook the canal and pass by where the the writer Dino Buzzati once lived. Make your way to Via Solferino street where you can see the historic headquarters of the Corriere della Sera newspaper which once collected reels of paper from the Naviglio della Martesana canal. Follow your guide as you navigate a maze of narrow streets surrounding the Palazzo di Brera palace. Pass by the Brera Art Gallery and the Academy of Fine Arts. Stroll through the streets that inspired Luciano Bianciardi's book 'Vita Agra.' Head past Bar Jamaica and stroll by the cafes on Via Fiori Chiari street. Discover where  Scapigliati avant-garde artists once lived. Take in the historic shops which help to preserve an historic atmosphere.

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What people are saying about Brera District

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,009 reviews

Our tour guide was very helpful. she was very knowledgeable about all of the places we went and gave an excellent history of the last supper. She kept her interest up on everything that she told us on this tour

Fantastic guide Katharina and the only issue was that you were advertised skip the line tickets and that does not exist at this time of year. That was unfair advertising

Excellent tour with the history of Milan and of course the Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci. I had a fantastic time.

Guide Georgio is professional and very passionate about art and history. Highly recommended to visit!

Como sempre, adoramos. São 4 linhas com 4 trajeots. Vale a pena fazer todos