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Parco Sempione

Parco Sempione: Our most recommended tours and activities

Branca Tower Entrance Ticket

1. Branca Tower Entrance Ticket

In the 1930s, Milan built its totem in the clearing of Parco Sempione. Designed by Gio Ponti, this tower is considered a true work of art in which modern architecture and new techniques meet. Slim and transparent, a true architectural challenge, it was erected in record time – just two and a half months. The beautiful casing and wall, facing the side of the park in high-strength transparent crystal, allow a perspective view of the tower from the inside. Made from a special steel, flanged and bolted, the tower is 108.60 meters high. Today, a modern elevator can bring 7 people at a time to the top in less than one minute.

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: 1-Day Open Bus Tour

3. Milan: 1-Day Open Bus Tour

Explore the most symbolic and fascinating sights of Milan on a 1-day tour by an open-top double-decker bus. See the Basilica of Sant’ Ambrogio, San Babila, the Cathedral, La Scala Opera House, and more while hearing the stories, facts, and history of the city.  Enjoy these comfortable open buses equipped with a transparent roof, to let you enjoy the city sights even during bad weather, and special platforms to provide disabled access. The full loop takes 90 minutes including the various stops. The bus takes about 5 minutes between scheduled stops, and it’s possible to jump off at any of the following points along the way. City tour: • Castello Sforzesco • Cadorna • Cenacolo • Sant'ambrogio • Museo Scienza E Tecnica • Navigli • Parco Delle Basiliche • Universita' Studi / Policlinico • San Babila • Duomo • Scala • Palazzo Dugnani • Repubblica • Stazione Centrale • Palazzo Regione Lombardia • Gae Aulenti / Staz. Garibaldi • Cimitero Monumentale • Lega Lombarda • Acquario / Parco Sempione There is also a highlights route available with the following stops: • Piazza Castello • Duomo, Scala• San Marco• Brera, Lanza• Castello Sforzesco• Cairoli• Cadorna Station• Cenacolo• Litta

Milan: Last Supper Skip-the-Line Ticket & Sforza Castle Tour

4. Milan: Last Supper Skip-the-Line Ticket & Sforza Castle Tour

Meet with your English-speaking and set off on a guided tour of Leonardo’s masterpiece The Last Supper. See it faster with skip-the-line access. Charm and mistery, passion and betrayal: the Last Supper and its secrets can be found in the Convent Refectory in Santa Maria delle Grazie. It is one of the most famous and visited works in the world. At the end of the visit enjoy a walking guided tour up to Sforza Castle, here thanks to our guide you will enjoy an extraordinary visit of some of the museums of the Castle. Get a real taste of the medieval life! You will visit by yourself the remaining museums of the Castle not visited with the guide

Milan: Segway Tour

5. Milan: Segway Tour

Discover Milan by Segway on this guided tour. Follow your tour leader as you glide through the streets listening to your guide's commentary which adds context to the stunning places, churches, and monuments that you pass.  Begins with an orientation session that is designed to help you ride confidently. Once you feel comfortable riding the Segway, journey into Milan's historic center. Have the opportunity to see all the major sites, while comfortably listening to your tour guide. Ride through Sempione Park to the Sforzesco Castle, where the ruling families of Milan used to live. Proceed to the gorgeous Cathedral Square, where you will get to see the gallery dedicated to Vittorio Emanuel which is now a luxury shopping center with brands like Prada and Armani. Set your sights upon Milan’s magnificent cathedral and cruise through the elegant pedestrian street, Via Dante, before visiting Piazza dei Mercanti, in the center of medieval Milan.

Milan: Renaissance Treasures & The Last Supper Walking Tour

6. Milan: Renaissance Treasures & The Last Supper Walking Tour

Embark on a guided walking tour in Milan to explore its Renaissance treasures including skip-the-line entry to da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ at the World Heritage Site of Santa Maria delle Grazie, the 16th-century Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and the medieval fortification of Sforza Castle. Skip the lines to the Dominican convent where Da Vinci's legendary fresco of the “The Last Supper” is on display. Get an up-close look at this masterpiece while your guide explains the composition, perspective, and use of colors. Venture a few blocks to a hidden pearl of the city at the 16th-century Church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, sometimes called the “Sistine Chapel” of Milan. Proceed to the imposing Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco), where the dukes of Milan held court. See the beautiful grounds of the Parco Sempione surrounding the fortress, pass the iconic clock tower of the Torre del Filarete and stroll through the military courtyards as you learn more about the Sforza family and why they hired Da Vinci and invited him to live in the castle as a guest for decades.  

Milan: Leonardo's Vineyard & Sforza Castle with Audioguide

7. Milan: Leonardo's Vineyard & Sforza Castle with Audioguide

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.

Private Milan Historic 3.5-Hour Segway Tour - Morning

8. Private Milan Historic 3.5-Hour Segway Tour - Morning

This group tour will start by visiting Castello Sforzesco, one of the main symbols of Milan and its history. Nowadays. it is the venue of important cultural institutions and a tourist destination, in addition to being one of the largest castles in Europe. Cross Parco Sempione in order to see Arco della Pace, an iconic neoclassical monument, and La Triennale, which houses exhibitions, conferences and events of art, design, architecture, fashion, cinema, communications and society. Then, you will explore the heart of the city by visiting Piazza della Scala, where you will see Palazzo Marino and the Teatro alla Scala, the opera house. After taking a look at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (The Lounge of Milan), you will arrive to Piazza Duomo and its beautiful cathedral. This group tour will then continue on the west side of the historical center in order to see Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie, a square famous for its church which is a notable example of Renaissance architecture attributed to Bramante. Continue on to the Navigli district renowned for its ingenious system of navigable canals and the Darsena, the old mercantile port of Milan. This area is also enriched by Piazza XXIV Maggio, dominated by the neoclassical Porta Ticinese. Here, you will be in Ticinese district, one of the most fascinating areas of the city, not only for its cultural value and historical buildings (such as the Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio and the Basilica of San Lorenzo), but also for fashion, underground pop culture and nightlife.

Milan: 2.5-Hour City Tour by Tram

9. 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: Tour Parco Sempione with aperitif on the Branca Tower

10. Milan: Tour Parco Sempione with aperitif on the Branca Tower

Visit Branca Tower, an iron structure that offers by elevator an ascent to a terrace overlooking the city. Observe from the terrace the Castello Sforzesco, and a little further away from the monuments of the historic center, the new neighborhoods and modern glass cathedrals, and the mountains. At one of the most iconic towers of Milan, take the opportunity to admire the city from another point of view. From an exceptional site, we will recognize the most important monuments and buildings of Milan, with the help of our guide. Enjoy an aperitif on the high up, private area of the terrace at Branca tower, and let the architecture and nature of the landscape soak in.

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What people are saying about Parco Sempione

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 3,358 reviews

A good tour to locate yourself and see everything that one will be able to see in later days. It helps a lot because Milan is extensive. If you don't have several days it's a quick superficial way to get to know Milan

It was really good !! pity that we are not on a guided tour, that is to say that we cannot visit the monuments at the same time. But for the price it's worth it.

We had some extra time in Milan, so we chose to see the vineyard. The villa is amazing to walk through and the grounds are beautiful. The audio is very informative.

It was not easy for us to find the departure point. Could have been written better.

Great tour of important areas of Milan. Comfortable ride.