Lombardy
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  • Milan Cathedral: Rooftop Terraces Ticket (No Church Access)

    1. Milan Cathedral: Rooftop Terraces Ticket (No Church Access)

    Avoid the hassle of buying an entrance ticket to the Milan Duomo on the day by picking one up in advance. By far the most unique feature of the cathedral is its vast rooftop, granting a panoramic viewpoint over Milan and a birds-eye perspective on the church itself. With options to challenge yourself by mounting the 250 stairs up to the rooftop, or to take a ride on the convenient elevator, the rooftop is accessible to all with a desire to see this iconic sight. Once you’re on the rooftop, peer out over the city from over 150 feet above street level while taking in the characteristic rows of white marble spires. An enduring symbol of Milan, the cathedral broke ground in 1386, only to be finished in 1965. Built of stunning marble quarried from the Candoglia region, there are few better examples of Italian Gothic architecture in existence.

    It was an amazing experience and gave a better sense of the massive size and detail of the church.

  • Milan: Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour

    2. 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.

    The organization of the tour was great. Guide arrived ahead of time and tour started exactly at 15:00. Guide had high level of knowledge and shared a lot of details. She answered all our questions and was very patient.

  • Milan: Cathedral, Archeological Area and Museum Ticket

    3. Milan: Cathedral, Archeological Area and Museum Ticket

    Discover the history and treasures of one of the most well-known cathedrals in the world, with skip-the-ticket-line entrance to the Duomo, its archeological area and dedicated museum. Learn about the 600-year-old institution, Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo, and its ongoing conservation and development of this extraordinary patrimony of art, culture, and history that is the symbol of Milan. Follow an itinerary through the Duomo di Milano. See the ruins of the Baptistery of San Giovanni alle Fonti at the Archaeological Area. Learn about the history of the 4th-century Basilica of Saint Thecla. Enter the cathedral and find a wealth of art and faith intertwined. Trace every step of the Cathedral’s construction from the Duomo Museum to the Church of San Gottardo in Corte through sculptures, stained glass windows, wooden models, and tapestries. Remember when planning your visit that the Museum ...

  • Milan: Cathedral and Terraces Guided Experience

    4. Milan: Cathedral and Terraces Guided Experience

    The symbol of Milan is located in its very city center. The Cathedral, known as Duomo di Milano, is the best place to start your journey. Enjoy this 2-hour guided experience of Duomo with a monolingual speaking guide. Tickets of the Cathedral, Terraces, and Baptistery are included in your visit. Let your guide lead you throughout the enchanting history behind the complex. Mosaics, colorful windows, statues, and pieces of art are going to take a life during your experience. Unveil some of the most well-hidden secrets of the Cathedral, such as how many steeples are at the top of Duomo. Your journey starts in Duomo Square, first visit the Cathedral. The second place to admire is the Baptistery and, finally, enjoy the best view of the city from the Terraces.

  • 3-Hour Vigevano Segway PT Authorized Tour

    5. 3-Hour Vigevano Segway PT Authorized Tour

    Following a 30 minute orientation on your Segway PT, you will discover the castle’s marvellous ducal stables -resembling the artwork of Leonardo da Vinci - as well as the Civic Tower and Falconiera, projected by the famous architect Donato Bramante. The tour continues on along Strada Coperta - a 14th century covered road - now considered a unique masterpiece in Europe. You will also see Giardini Riberia, where you can witness the Spanish influence on Vigevano during the 17th century. You will then visit Piazza Ducale, the castle’s courtyard of honour commissioned by Ludovico Maria Sforza. The courtyard was also defined by the maestro Toscanini as a symphony (an orchestral composition on four sides). Following the history of the Sforza family, the tour will continue back to the Visconteo Sforzesco Castle, where you will be able to visit Bramante’s Tower and admire the beautiful panoram...

  • 3-Hour Monza Park Segway PT Authorized Tour

    6. 3-Hour Monza Park Segway PT Authorized Tour

    This tour it will begin with a visit to Cortona, where we will visit the most important sites, then we will go to Montepulciano where guests can have a meal, and finally Pienza. 1) Cortona is believed that owes its origins to nothing less than a certain Dardano, son of Jupiter and Electra, who was later founder of Troy. It retains its historic center in perfect medieval style. Cortona is derived from Latin Cortōna, and from Etruscan . Cortona became a Ghibellinian city state in the 13th century, with its own currency. From 1325 to 1409, the Ranieri-Casali family successfully ruled the town. After being conquered by Ladislaus of Naples in 1409, Cortona was sold to the Medici in 1411. Convent de Le Celle is a 13th-century Franciscan Convent located in Le Celle, just outside Cortona It's a small hermitage builded around 1200, where St Francis of Assisi lived a part of its life. It's famous ...

  • From Bergamo: Verona and Sirmione Full-Day Tour

    7. From Bergamo: Verona and Sirmione Full-Day Tour

    Depart Bergamo and journey to the medieval city of Verona, where you can travel back to the days of Shakespeare and call for Romeo from the balcony of Juliet's House. Admire the Roman arena, where operas and summer concerts are still performed on a regular basis. Get some time to stroll the narrow streets and discover Renaissance palaces at leisure. Then, make your way to Lake Garda and visit Sirmione. Wander the narrow streets of the former Roman summer retreat to see highlights such as the ruins of the city walls and Roman villa. Marvel at the 13th-century castle and see a rare example of a medieval port fortification used by the Scaliger fleet.

    This excursion was perfectly planned and tour guide gave us loads of information. well done

  • 3-Hour Milan Segway PT Authorized Private Tour

    8. 3-Hour Milan Segway PT Authorized Private Tour

    Looking for a different way to see Milan? Why not take in the sights of this beautiful city by Segway. This comprehensive tour kicks off at the Sforza Castle, in front of Filarete Tower. Then, it’s across the strikingly huge Army Courtyard to Ducal Court, a residential area built during the time of Ludovic il Moro. Next you’ll see the ancient Barchio, the 15th-century hunting ground of the Milanese Ducal family, before skirting the Mermaids Bridge and heading towards the Triennale Museum and the Branca Tower, offering you a unique insight into the history of Milan. You’ll get to experience Milan’s breathtaking skyline with a ride of Branca Tower’s lift, presenting a unique perspective of the city’s modern façade, including the cathedral, stadium and the Pirelli skyscraper. The highlights don’t stop there. There is still the Merchant’s Square, the gold-plated Madonnina statue, the sta...

  • 3-Hour Mantua Segway PT Authorized Tour

    9. 3-Hour Mantua Segway PT Authorized Tour

    Birthplace of Virgil and place of exile for Romeo (of Juliet fame), Mantua is the cultural jewel in the Lombardy province of northern Italy. Lorded over by the Gonzago family during the Renaissance, it became a hotbed of culture and home to Men of Letters in the fields of art and science. Besides a number of glorious churches, it is home to the early 15th-Century Castle of St. George and the rich Palazzo Ducale di Montova, a collection of palaces built for the Italian nobility. Explore this treasure chest of antiquities on a very 21st-Century mode of transport. Meeting at the Palazzo del Te, one of the finest of Mantua’s palaces, you will head off to discover sights such as Piazza Marconi. Alongside Piazza Mantegna and Piazza Erbe, it acts as the heart of the historic city and site of the magnificent Basilica of Sant’ Andrea. Pause to admire the lovely honey-colored façade and beautif...

  • 3-Hour Como Segway PT Tour of Lakeside and Town

    10. 3-Hour Como Segway PT Tour of Lakeside and Town

    Tour charming Lake Como up close on a Segway and you will understand why poets, artists and the elite have flocked to these shores since Roman times. Begin near elegant Villa Olmo and follow a romantic promenade that lets you admire the grand neoclassical villas lining the western shore. A panoramic view of the whole city, nestled at one end of this unique "Y"-shaped lake, awaits at the public gardens. Next we head into the town center. Medieval walls surround this delightful enclave. Acquaint yourself with the cafes and restaurants housed in refined buildings along its streets. A Segway is the perfect choice to get around easily, and our maximum tour size of 8 people makes this a very personal experience. Once you have a feel for the town, return along the lake and enjoy gliding through the enchanted atmosphere that this magical landscape evokes.

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The organization of the tour was great. Guide arrived ahead of time and tour started exactly at 15:00. Guide had high level of knowledge and shared a lot of details. She answered all our questions and was very patient.

Excellent tour with Victor. We enjoyed the history he gave about the Cathedral. With such a vast building we feel we needed a pro to experience it properly. Well worth the money.

It was an amazing experience and gave a better sense of the massive size and detail of the church.

Learned and saw much more than our last tour of the Duomo 12 years ago.

very good way to see the dom and to get a lot of information.