Milan

Milan

This full day excursion to one of the great cities of Europe has something for everyone.

We take the panoramic road along Lake Como’s ‘arm of gold’, skirting past Como, and enjoy a coffee-break outside Milan. En route you will receive a general instruction to the city together with a map, before starting the tour with an expert city guide who will fist take you around the extraordinary Renaissance Castello Sforzesco, one of the great monuments of Milan and the greatest fortress in Europe during the fifteenth century.

Then we enjoy many of the sights, ancient and modern, of Milan from the comfort of the bus, with a full live commentary from our expert guide, until we arrive at La Scala, the world’s most famous opera house. We are then treated to an entertaining and informative guided tour of the historic centre of Milan, making our way from La Scala through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, to the Cathedral itself. The awe-inspiring Duomo, the third-largest in the world, has the largest stained glass of any cathedral and yet has an ethereal quality conjured up by the pink-veined Candoglia marble and the intricate details of its façade and roof.

Then you are free to enjoy the afternoon you wish. Whether you would like to take the chance to visit one of Milan’s renowned art galleries or museums, including La Scala Museum, sample the designer shops, department stores, enjoy the unrivalled views from the top of the Duomo, or simply enjoy exploring the elegant streets, or the lovely Brera district, full of charming bars, cafes and the site of the famous Brera Art gallery, you will find every possibility only a few minutes’ walk away.