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Milan: Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci Museum Entry

1. Milan: Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci Museum Entry

Visit an attractive historical site in Milan and travel through the past, present, and future. Nestled in the cloisters of a Renaissance monastery, discover one of the most important science and technology museums in Europe. See works of art, a fragment of the moon, steam trains, and a submarine. Do not miss the New Galleries, the largest permanent exhibition in the world dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci. A spectacular collection of 170 historical models, works of art, ancient volumes, and immersive installations showcases the complete life and works of Da Vinci, the engineer and humanist. Discover extraordinary objects such as steam trains, the Luna Rossa AC72 catamaran, the brigantine schooner Ebe, the Conte Biancamano transatlantic, and the Enrico Toti submarine. Explore the space area and witness the only moon fragment visible in Italy, as well as the Vega space launcher. Keep an eye on temporary shows and exhibits on energy, materials, communication, transport, and particle physics.

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

2. 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: Leonardo3 The World of Leonardo Museum Entry Ticket

3. Milan: Leonardo3 The World of Leonardo Museum Entry Ticket

Immerse yourself in the genius of Leonardo da Vinci at the ' Leonardo3 - The World of Leonardo exhibition.' See digital restorations and 3D reconstructions of his inventions which were recreated using his manuscripts. Dive into exhibits further by choosing the option with the included audio guide. Interact with working models of machines, including a mechanical dragonfly, along with a workshop where kids can print an inventor’s certificate or assemble a self-supporting bridge out of wooden parts. Discover details from the "Last Supper" in a digital version of the wall painting in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

Peschiera: Half-Day Lake Garda Cruise

4. Peschiera: Half-Day Lake Garda Cruise

Discover the natural beauty of Lake Garda on a half-day trip from Peschiera del Garda. After visiting islands and natural parks, go for a swim and stop for a light lunch on board. Start your 4-hour cruise at lunch time with a brief explanation of the attractions you will see during navigation. Then relax and enjoy your natural surroundings as you cruise along to various points of interest. During the cruise you'll have the chance to see Lazise Castle, Rocca di Garda, Villa Canossa, Punta San Vigilio, Isola del Garda, Isola San Biagio, Baia Verde, Rocca di Manerba Natural Park, Jamaica Beach Sirmione and Grotte di Catullo. During the tour, take a swim directly from the boat, and enjoy a light lunch included in the tour price.

Milan: Pizza and Gelato-Making Class

5. Milan: Pizza and Gelato-Making Class

Master the most delicious of all Italian arts and learn how to make authentic pizza and gelato. Meet an expert "pizzaiolo" who will demonstrate how to make a perfect, scrumptious pizza. In a professional cooking studio, your professional chef will show you how to make pliable, paper-thin yeast dough while kneading it to perfection. Learn how to prepare a zesty, yet light tomato sauce to spread on top. While the dough rests, take a break to enjoy a selection of premium Diadema wines and olive oil. Then, hear all about the process of making authentic Italian gelato. Discover the raw ingredients and learn how to mix them together as you watch the chocolate melt into the cream. While the gelato churns, your chef will show you how to combine the ingredients to make the batter to cook your cone. Then, roll out your dough, choose your favorite toppings, and season your pizza before popping it into the oven. As soon as your fragrant pizza comes out of the oven, sit down, relax, and indulge your tastebuds with your culinary creations.  At the end of your class, receive a certificate of attendance and a full recipe booklet to keep and use back at home.

Milan: Last Supper Entrance Ticket and Guided Tour

6. Milan: Last Supper Entrance Ticket and Guided Tour

See the Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci on a small guided group tour. Learn from a professional and knowledgeable local guide. Enjoy 15 minutes of guaranteed access with the famous fresco in an intimate setting. Meet your guide in Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie for a brief introduction and explanation of the painting and the church it calls home — 15th century Santa Maria delle Grazie, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Head inside without waiting at the entrance and see for yourself one of the most important artworks in the world on this family-friendly tour. Learn insider secrets about the missing eyes, the structure of the painting, and the conspiracy theories that surround it.

Milan: Leonardo's Vineyard & Sforza Castle Audio Guided Tour

7. Milan: Leonardo's Vineyard & Sforza Castle Audio Guided Tour

Download a self-guided tour of Sforza Castle and Leonardo's Vineyard. Listen to the audio guide explain the history, culture, and facts of these two iconic sites of Milan. Begin your tour by scanning your QR code to download the app and install your chosen content. The app will help you navigate Milan and show you the most picturesque short walking route from Leonardo's Vineyard to the Sforza Castle. Start the tour at Leonardo's Vineyard. With reserved entry, discover the forgotten story tying Leonardo da Vinci to Milan. The Vineyard was one of Leonardo’s most treasured possessions. Today, it has been brought back to life and its original vines have been restored, ready for you to discover. Continue your self-guided adventure at Sforza Castle. Explore a vast fortress that was once one of the largest of its kind in Europe. Learning about its fascinating history as you see historic displays and iconic works of art by the likes of Michelangelo and da Vinci. You can also enjoy a self-guided audio tour of Milan via the app. Use the navigation functionality on suggested walking routes as you are immersed in the culture and history of the city. See iconic landmarks including Duomo di Milano, Sforza Castle, Santa Maria delle Grazie and Sempione Park.

Family Friendly Milan Walking Tour

8. Family Friendly Milan Walking Tour

Meet your kid-friendly local guide in Piazza del Duomo and enjoy this 3 hour walking tour with your family or friends. You will visit the Cathedral of Milan, the Piazza dei Mercanti, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the Piazza della Scala, the Palazzo Marino, and the Sforza Castle. Explore the majestic Duomo with its many spires and statues, including the symbol of Milan: the golden 'Madonnina'. Walk along Via Dante towards the ancient business centre, Piazza dei Mercanti, where merchants in the past talked through the columns of the square, the so-called 'talking stones'. Finally, enter the courtyards of Sforza Castle, where you can hear all about the kings and knights who lived there.  3 hours will pass very quickly with games, competitions, trivia, and multimedia tools, and your children will learn while playing and having fun thanks to a top-rated and entertaining guide. Join the tour and make memories to last a lifetime.

2-Hour Milan by Night Walking Tour

9. 2-Hour Milan by Night Walking Tour

Spend 2 enjoyable hours with a professional tour guide who will show you the main monuments in the city known around the world. The tour starts from Piazza della Scala, where you will admire one of the most famous Opera Houses in the world. Walk along Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery with its shops and Cafés until Duomo Square where you can view its Cathedral, the undisputed symbol of Milan. The tour guide will carry you through Piazza dei Mercanti and Cordusio area until the Sforza Castle, the extraordinary fortress of Milan with several magnificent inner courtyards. The guided tour will be prolonged through Sempione Park, the largest green area in the city situated behind the Sforza Castle. The itinerary has been rigorously selected with the help of certified guides in order to show you more than just the great masterpieces everyone knows. You are guaranteed a professional and, of course, an enjoyable experience. Prepare yourself for an exciting journey of discovering the city center of Milan by night.

Milan: Stroll Along the Water Exploration Game

10. Milan: Stroll Along the Water Exploration Game

Discover Milan’s historic waterways and learn about the city in this exploration game played on your phone. Solve challenges to progress and see sights like the Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio, Ponte Alda Merini, Arco di Porta Ticinese, and more. Travel to Via Vetere, 12, to start the game. You’ll take on the role of a canal boat driver trying to save a woman accused of being a witch from being burned at the stake. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and directions on your phone will take you to the next location and puzzle to solve. It will take you approximately 1 hour but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, Grand Palace.

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What people are saying about Lombardy

Was very easy to book the museum tickets. Was in a great location. Large clean open spacious museum with friendly staff at the entrance. Was a very big museum with many exhibitions so something for everyone, whether you are adults, teens or young ones as there are lots of art/engineering exhibits including di vinci’s flight sketches based on bird’s anatomy, as well as interactive things for the young ones to use. There are exhibits based on the science of food and nutrition. In other parts of the museum are other buildings housing huge old steam train and exhibits to climb aboard, helicopters and planes to see, even an enormous rocket in the grounds. If you like space there are examples of space suits to look at and other space exhibits. Plenty of toilets and the gift shop was fully stocked with reasonable prices. Thoroughly recommend and would return, as there is so much to see.

It was really trip nice my daughter enjoy it she learn stuff from it shes only 5 but shes is interested all the things that shes seen inside the museum was amazing . I recommend to bring your child so can get more information and learning. How this ideas leonardo da vinci is a genius it was amazing experience me and my partner and my daughter had really a great time . And you stay whenever you like to the place and not crowded becoz there is certain timing so its safer even in this pandemic time its like all back to normal . I recommend for family must see!

Fun and easy way to experience the city. A guided treasure hunt, where you learn about the city and discover areas you wouldn’t see else. Very recommended.

Very rich and diversified museum. It takes 3 hours to fully explore it. Excellent time for young and old.

Quick and informative tour. Guide was super helpful and knowledgeable.