Main reason for taking this tour was to gain admission to "The Last Supper". If that was all we had seen I would have been quite happy - seeing this beautiful painting was worth the price of the tour. But in addition to this we saw the gorgeous La Scala (we were amazed at the size of the auditorium), the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, the Duomo, and the Storza Castle. We only had a half day in Milan but felt like we really got to see its highlights, at least those that most appealed to our tastes.
The tour began and ended well. The tour of La Scala theater and museum was very good, as was the tour of da Vinci's Last Supper. However, the one hour "walking" tour was little more than a quick stroll from La Scala through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II to the Duomo where, after a brief commentary, we were given about fifteen minutes to visit. My wife and I came back later and spent well over an hour in the cathedral. The tour gave nowhere near enough time to see this magnificent edifice.
Our itinerary included a visit to the Duomo, but our guide wasted so much time in the Vittorio Emanuele Galleria, that we could only take a glimpse at the front facade of the Duomo on our way to the bus.
I highly recommend this tour to the people who want to see for themselves the splendid architecture, the impressive il Duomo, the Gallery Vittorio Emanuele II, and the most overwhelming of all, Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" , monuments of history and art that made Milan famous.
Milan was a very pleasant surprise. This half day tour really set the scene for our four days here.
We covered a number of sights on foot and by coach including the Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, La Scala, the Castello Sforzesco and the Last Supper.
Although this was only a half day tour the pace was comfortable, and the commentaries were informative and engaging. In addition to the main highlights the commentaries included contextual information "in passing" throughout the old city.
We would highly recommend this tour to anybody making a first visit to Milan as it really provided us with a great appreciation of the city, its history, and what it has to offer to visitors.
We booked the tour having arrived very early in the morning at Malpensa with a 7 hour wait until our daughter arrived at the airport. The tour was wonderful. The directions to the meeting site were clear and easy to follow despite a transit strike in Milan. Francesca was delightful and gave us a wonderful overview of not only the sights but the city of Milan as well. The tour ended on time and not far from Galleria Vittorio Emanuele where we met our daughter.
I thought the information provided was very good, and it was an excellent way to see Da Vinci's Last Supper and the inside of La Scala. We went back to La Scala later, and the free entry back in was great. My main complaint was that there was not a lot of time for certain things like looking around Santa Maria delle Grazie or the mosaics in Vittorio Emanuele gallery. Our guide was very informative, but was not particularly interactive or inviting. Overall though, I think it was a good opportunity to see some of the major sites in Milan.
This tour suited all our needs by showing us La Scala, the Victor Emanuele building, the Duomo and The Last Supper, and it provided a good tour around the city. The guide was very good and had empathy with the group.
The main reason I booked a tour with Viator was to visit Leonardo's "Last Supper". When I checked on the official site for the painting, there was no available time slot. One can book at the official site probably 2 months in advance. I then checked Viator, which guaranteed a visit to the masterpiece. On the scheduled day, we reached the meeting place, and our guide was waiting there for us. She was friendly and knowledgeable, and the next 3 hours she took us through the important sites of Milan, like the castle, the "Last supper", La Scala, the Emanuele Gallery and the Duomo, and explained their history. The tour includes a bus ride as well as a 1 hour walking tour. If you're visiting Milan for a day, there can't be any excuse to miss the "Last Supper", and I suggest Viator as the company has arrangements with both La Scala and the "Last supper". The tour also takes you through Milan's main sites within 3 hours, which is just enough.
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