- Photography walking tour of Milan's grand sights
- Focuses on Milan’s photogenic sights including the Duomo, Sforzesco castle, Galleria shopping arcade and the Brera quarter
- Pick up tips for photographing buildings, people and city scenes
- Review your shots with a professional, highlighting lighting, contrast, composition and creativity
- Informative commentary from your professional photographer guide
What You Can Expect
At the end of the session you'll review some of the photos taken. You will have learned the basics of composition, the importance of light in photography, how to take balanced and attractive images, and simple techniques to take "creative" images.
Your Milan Photography Walking Tour ends at Largo Cairoli (Sforzesco Castle).
Some of the things you will learn:
- how to use light and shadows, colours and forms in a creative way
- how to use photographic techniques to create your personal vision
- how to get the best photos in every situation
- how to be always ready to capture the moment.
Duomo di Milano is the 3rd largest church in the world, just after the Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome, and the Cathedral of Seville in Spain. The construction started in the late 14th century, yet remained unfinished until the 19th century, when Napoleon, who was crowned King of Italy here, had the façade completed with neo-Gothic windows and spires. In addition to the magnificence of the Gothic architecture, Duomo is decorated by 3400 statues and more than 700 alto-relievos. The "Madonnina", atop the main spire of the cathedral, is a baroque gilded bronze artwork. In the same square there is the Royal Palace which dates back to 1100.
PIAZZA MERCANTI AND VIA DANTE
Piazza Mercanti is a medieval characteristic square near Duomo. The Piazza was the seat of public and civic activities and also housed the prison; it is surrounded by very interesting historical buildings: Palazzo della Ragione that dates back to 1200, Loggia degli Osii, the 17th century Palazzo delle Scuole Palatine and Palazzo dei Giureconsulti that stands at the top of Via Mercanti Via Dante is one of the citys most elegant streets, is a pedestrian precinct, and one of the few in Milan where you can sit and drink outdoors.
SFORZESCO CASTLE AND SEMPIONE PARK
The majestic Castello Sforzesco was initially the palace of Visconti, who built it in the late 14th century, and then of the Sforza, who embellished it, turning it into a magnificent Renaissance residence. Inside it has wonderful interior courtyards and incredible halls, designed by Leonardo, and frescos painted by master painters such as Bramante, who were commissioned by the court of Ludovico il Moro. Sempione is a fascinating park behind the castle: with its lakes, meadows and little bridges it worths a walk.
The name of Milans traditional Bohemien quarter derives from the germanic word braida which denotes a grassy area. Brera is one of the most exclusive and fashionable places in Milan; its street artists, open-air coffee, shops and boutiques give a special atmosphere to this place.
Every month, on the the 3rd Saturday, theres the traditional Antique Market. Restorers, junk dealers and antiques lovers crowd the streets of Brera.
PIAZZA DELLA SCALA
Piazza della Scala carries the name of the worldwide known La Scala Theater, which main façade stands on the square. In the center of the square there is a monument to Leonardo da Vinci; on the other side there is the wonderful Palazzo Marino, the town hall.
GALLERIA VITTORIO EMANUELE II
The Galleria is an elegant arcade lined with cafes, shops and restaurants. it was designed to connect the Piazza del Duomo to Piazza della Scale and it is one of the first iron and glass construction in Italy. Work began in 1865, overseen by architect Giuseppe Mengoni, and it was opened two year later by the king Vittorio Emanuele II, after whom it was named.