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Milan Cathedral and Rooftop Ticket

1. Milan Cathedral and Rooftop Ticket

Discover the iconic symbol of Milan with your access-all-areas ticket to the Duomo and see the 600-year-old cathedral. Learn about the history of St. Ambrose and the cathedral's important role during the evolution of the city both spiritually and culturally.  Admire city panoramas from the Duomo Terraces. Built using Candoglia marble, on bright days, you can see as far as the Alps and the Apennine Mountains. Elevator optional.   Admire the Duomo's 27 halls and its 14th-century Palazzo Reale's stained glass window, tapestries, and sculptures. See the archaeological remains of the S. Giovanni alle Fonti Baptistery and S. Tecla.   Gain a deeper appreciation of the cultural and spiritual heritage of Milan. Built in the 4th century by St. Ambrose and demolished in 1387 to make space for the cathedral, the Baptistery was forgotten until 1961.

Milan: Da Vinci's Last Supper Guided Tour

2. Milan: Da Vinci's Last Supper Guided Tour

See the masterpiece that is the Last Supper up close on a guided tour, learning about its fascinating history from your licensed guide. The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie and the Refectory with the Last Supper has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1980. They were part of a large monastic complex belonging to the Dominican monks. See the Last Supper with this tour who will tell you all about the most fantastic wall paintings of the Renaissance. A licensed local guide will show you this masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci, revealing surprising facts about the perspective, the composition and the technique used by the artist, as well as the history of the site.

Stresa: 1-Day Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

3. Stresa: 1-Day Borromean Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour

With this hop-on hop-off boat tour you can explore the beautiful Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands. The exclusive boat service travels between Stresa and the 3 Borromean Islands – Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori, and Isola Madre. This tour allows you to travel at your own pace – you can leave the boat at any of the islands and hop back on the next boat when you want to continue. The tour is one of the most used services for reaching the amazing locations of the Borromean Islands and Lake Maggiore. The modern and comfortable boats take you to the most stunning and characteristic places on Lake Maggiore, the Borromean Islands, and Stresa. Ideal for those who like the freedom to travel at their own pace, this tour allows you to simply relax and enjoy the beauty of the lake.

From Milan: Lake Como, Bellagio, and Varenna Day Tour

4. From Milan: Lake Como, Bellagio, and Varenna Day Tour

Enjoy a memorable full-day trip by luxury bus to Lake Como, world famous for its beautiful villas and gardens. You’ll have a chance to admire the 3 branches of the lake, each with different landscapes. Stop in the town of Como for a walking tour of the city center and a visit to the neoclassical Villa Olmo and its lovely Italian garden. Next, take a relaxing cruise on the lake by private boat, and enjoy the spectacular views. Visit the colorful villages of Bellagio and Varenna. Take a walk along narrow cobblestoned streets and enjoy the charming surroundings.

Sirmione: 25 Minute Boat Cruise around the Peninsula

5. Sirmione: 25 Minute Boat Cruise around the Peninsula

The cruise departs from the small harbor in front of Sirmione Castle. Once aboard, set sail on this 25 minute sightseeing cruise and see Sirmione from a new perspective. Highlights of the tour include Maria Callas Villa, Aquaria beauty center, and the Grotte di Catullo, home to the largest Roman ruins in the north of Italy. Finally, cruise by Sirmione’s sulfur spring and watch the thermal waters bubbling up to the surface. As you head back to port, soak up stunning views of Scaligero Castle before disembarking the boat.

Milan: Historical Walking Tour and The Last Supper Ticket

6. Milan: Historical Walking Tour and The Last Supper Ticket

Discover the highlights of Milan on a historical walking tour that includes a skip-the-line ticket to see Da Vinci’s masterpiece "The Last Supper." Meet your English-speaking guide by the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie to enjoy fast-track entry to the world’s most famous Renaissance mural. Viewings are strictly limited and allow up to 15 minutes to study Da Vinci’s details. Then, stroll to the Sforza Castle and its surrounding park. Built in the 14th-century by the most important families of Milan, the fortress is now home to many important exhibitions and museums. Walk along Via Dante to Piazza dei Mercanti, site of the city’s medieval market. Continue to the opulent La Scala Theater, built in 1776 in Piazza della Scala. Enter the glass-roofed Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II to see a miracle of 19th-century engineering. End outside the Duomo, and marvel at the façade of Milan’s most symbolic building.

Milan: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

7. Milan: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

Enjoy a 1.5-hour tour of the Milan Cathedral complex, including the terraces and the archeological area beneath the cathedral. Discover the history of this famous monument with your expert guide. You’ll also have access to the Duomo Museum and San Gottardo Church. Best of all, choose from either a shared small-group experience or private tour, depending on your preference.  Skip the ticket lines and enter the cathedral. Admire this stunning example of Gothic architecture and the artworks that decorate its interior. Continue to the rooftop terraces by elevator for breathtaking views over the city. Then explore the archaeological area beneath the Duomo, where the ruins of the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti were found. After your guided tour, you can visit the Duomo Museum and San Gottardo Church on your own.

Milan: La Scala Theatre and Museum Skip-the-line Ticket

8. Milan: La Scala Theatre and Museum Skip-the-line Ticket

Discover the Teatro Grande alla Scala, which is one most important focal points of both Italian and European culture. Built in 1778, the theater has hosted some of the greatest operatic artists, and many of the finest singers from around the world. Enjoy views of the famous stage from the third-level boxes. Explore the theater's Museum, which features a large collection of paintings, sketches, statues, original costumes, and other things related to opera. See musical instruments and other curios that tell the story of the theater.  The Museum Library contains more than 150,000 volumes and thirty manuscripts of complete works, as well as single sheets from composers such as Beethoven and Mozart. Learn about the beginnings of the career of Giussepe Verdi and his somewhat tumultuous relationship with the theater.

Milan: 1-Hour Navigli Canal Cruise with Audio Guide

9. Milan: 1-Hour Navigli Canal Cruise with Audio Guide

Begin your tour by boarding the new electric boat. As the boat sets off along the canal, see the "case di Ringhiera", typical houses of the working-class districts of Milan. Cruise towards the popular 13th-century church of San Cristoforo while listening to informative commentary from your guide. See where the delicious Marscarpone cheese is said to have been invented as you float down an alley of cheesemakers. Come across the historic headquarters of the Canottieri Milano Olona, one of the longest-running rowing clubs in the city of Milan, with a history of over 100 years behind it. Pass by the famous Vicolo dei Lavandai, an architectural wonder that in the 18th-century was in charge of washing the linen of wealthy families. Cross the Scodellino bridge and reach the modern Darsena, an area of entertainment on the water, full of busy bars, restaurants, and clubs. It is still today one of the main centers of Milanese nightlife. Float towards the Trophy bridge and finally come to the Conchetta designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Experience the 14 navigation basins of the Conchetta that connect Milan and Pavia. It is still operational five centuries after its construction.

Como: 2-Hour Lake Como Private Boat Tour & Sightseeing

10. Como: 2-Hour Lake Como Private Boat Tour & Sightseeing

The Tour lasts an hour and a half, we will meet at the “Sant'Agostino, in via Lungo Lario Trieste” dock. We leave and return to Como. Along the way we will have the opportunity to admire some of the main Villas and Attractions of the first basin of the Lario. The Captain will accompany the tourist to discover the wonders of Lake Como and provide explanations (ITA -INGL) on all the beauties of the Lake. Each tour is for a limited number of people (max 5). ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There may be variations on the selected departure time to allow for an adequate number of people to be reached for the tour. In fact, in the case of a full boat there is the possibility of extending the tour for 30 minutes in order to reach the famous Nesso waterfalls, and the Captain will offer you some wine to toast together. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Everyone chooses this circuit to actually see the Last Supper. The entrance ticket is actually 15 Euro but the tour is 75 Euro. The difference is quite large for the pedestrian tour. You lose about 30 minutes with the entry formalities and you only stay inside for 15 minutes. To see Leonardo da Vinci's work is worth going once in a lifetime but no more.

Easy access. Go the right side of the main Cathedral. There is a sign of fast track at the back. Open exactly at 9am. After entering the main Cathedral, then you have to go out and Q at another side from the right side exit door. Mind that there is a Q for stair and for lift.

Really enjoyed this trip. Sadly St Moritz is ‘closed’ apart from a couple of cafe/restaurants but a walk round the lake was lovely. The scenery from the train was stunning.

Educational, light hearted. Show up early to find the tour guide. Expect a lot of stairs.

Fabulous experience, am already organising next trip