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Piazza Della Scala: Our most recommended tours and activities

Milan: La Scala Theatre Guided Experience

1. Milan: La Scala Theatre Guided Experience

Discover La Scala Theater on this guided tour. Learn about its history, secrets, and the actors and musicians that found their inspiration in this very place. Milan is not only design, fashion, and nightlife: Milan is known also for its music. Right in the heart of the city, only a few steps from the Cathedral and Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, you'll find a temple to music: La Scala Theatre.  Over the years, many musicians have made their contributions here. Do you know Giuseppe Verdi, Gioachino Rossini, Luciano Pavarotti and Maria Callas? These are only some of the names that have passed through this place.  La Scala Museum preserves the most important collection of set designs, musical instruments, and costumes used in the Theater's greatest performances. On this guided experience, admire the interior of this magical place and learn about its stories and fascinating history.

Milan: Historical Walking Tour and The Last Supper Ticket

2. 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: Guided Walking Tour and Last Supper Ticket

3. Milan: Guided Walking Tour and Last Supper Ticket

Marvel at Da Vinci's "The Last Supper" on a guided tour of the Santa Maria delle Grazie. Then embark on a guided city walking tour and admire highlights, including the Duomo, La Scala, and Sforza Castle. Your Milan tour begins at the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie*, where you’ll see Leonardo’s The Last Supper. Admission to see this important work of art is strictly limited to those who have pre-booked tickets. After, your guide will take you to the medieval Sforza Castle. This imposing fortress was the residence of the dukes of Milan for centuries. Today is houses museums and important art collections. Head to the charming Piazza dei Mercanti, an unexpected square hidden away from the crowded streets. Experience the Renaissance illusion of space created by Bramante in heart of the medieval city. Continue on to Piazza della Scala, where you’ll find La Scala, one of the world’s most famous opera houses. Some of the greatest musicians and singers the world has known have performed here. You’ll enter the majestic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, an amazing 19th-century glass vaulted shopping arcade. The Gallery is known as the Salotto di Milano (Milan’s drawing room) due to its importance throughout the years as a meeting point for Milan’s residents. Lastly, visit the famous Duomo, located in the heart of Milan. This impressive cathedral is often considered to be one of the most beautiful churches in the world.

Milan by Night 2-Hour Walking Tour

4. Milan by Night 2-Hour Walking Tour

Breathe in the magical atmosphere of Milan during the evening and discover the city from a different perspective. Enjoy a 2-hour walking tour with a guide in your choice of language. Hear stories about Milan’s history and noble families, and the phantoms that walk the city after dark. From the courtyards of Sforza Castle, follow your guide to the opera house La Scala. Pass by the impressive Vittorio Emanuele Gallery and arrive in Duomo Square, in front of Milan’s extraordinary cathedral. Learn the secrets of the city and take an exciting journey to discover Milan by night.

Milan: Walking Tour and Skip-the-Line The Last Supper

5. Milan: Walking Tour and Skip-the-Line The Last Supper

Discover the main monuments of Milan on a 3-hour walking tour, and learn the history of the most important city in northern Italy from a licensed local guide. Visit the historic church of Santa Maria delle Grazie to skip the long lines to see Da Vinci's miraculous mural of The Last Supper. Continue to the 15th-century Sforza Castle at the historic political center of the city. Get an amazing view from Piazza della Scala, in front of the famous La Scala theater where Toscanini, Puccini, Verdi and Maria Callas have all performed. Look over at the monument to Da Vinci and the beautiful Palazzo Marino. Then, stroll through the 19th-century Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II shopping arcade to reach Piazza Duomo. Explore the 3rd largest Christian church in the world from the outside to admire the marble features, thousands of statues and towering spires of the Milan Duomo.

Milan: Leonardo da Vinci City Exploration Game

6. Milan: Leonardo da Vinci City Exploration Game

Discover Milan's fascinating history and attractions while you solve clues around town. You will help Leonardo da Vinci finish his famous mural, The Last Supper, by solving enigmas around Milan's city center, going to places where he lived or worked. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and be ready to begin the adventure. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won't need a map, a GPS, or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. After you book the quest, you will get your access code by email, to be used in the app. The tour will take you about 1.5 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, so go at your own pace.  You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk. Or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the other groups. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group and meet the group at the end.

Private Milan Historic 3.5-Hour Segway Tour - Morning

7. 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: Private History Segway Tour

8. Milan: Private History 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.

From Rome: Milan Day Trip by Train (Semi-Private Tour)

9. From Rome: Milan Day Trip by Train (Semi-Private Tour)

Discover Milan on this day trip from Rome by train. Find out what the Italian capital of Fashion has to offer, including history and art, shopping streets and gorgeous architecture. During this exciting day, you visit the majestic Cathedral and its famous square, the Cathedral Museum and the Church of San Gottardo in Corte. While you tour the city learn about the rich history of the city, its architecture and famous art.  After exploring the art and history of Milan you will go to a covered shopping mall, the famed Galleria Vittorio Emanuele that connects Duomo Square with the Piazza della Scala, the square in front of the famous La Scala Opera House. After that, you will discover Milan's most fashionable shopping street Via Montenapoleone before ending the tour in  Castello Sforzesco Square.

Milan: City Highlights Walking Tour with The Last Supper

10. Milan: City Highlights Walking Tour with The Last Supper

Embark on a guided city walking tour of Milan and experience city highlights, including the Piazza della Scala and fast-track access to Da Vinci's The Last Supper in the Santa Maria delle Grazie. Start your Milan experience in Piazzale Cadorna, and enjoy a guided walk to the Duomo. Skip the lines to the city’s Gothic cathedral. Continue to the city’s fashion district and explore the trendy Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, a 19th-century architectural treasure. Stop at Piazza della Scala, home to the world-famous opera house. Take a break and enjoy lunch in the historic center. Visit the UNESCO-listed Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Skip the lines to see da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Head to the 16th-century church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, known as the Sistine Chapel of Milan, before visiting Castello Sforzesco. End the tour at a museum that’s home to Michelangelo’s unfinished sculpture, the Pietà Rondanini.

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4.6 / 5

based on 4,810 reviews

Excellent, informative tour. Thank you to Michaela our host for her wealth of knowledge spoken in English. Highly recommend.

A leisure walk, our guide was detailed, we had time for pictures and bathroom break. A must for the first time in Milano.

The guide was excellent, she knew many things, and was friendly. Super recommended if you want to know Milano.

Our guide was very knowledgable. It was a great experience.

Informative and very helpful. Laura was a great guide.