Special Tours in Milan
Sophisticated Italy can also arrange special tours (car and driver normally required) of Como and the Villas of Lake Como (particularly the Villa Balbianello and the Villa Carlotta) and Bergamo—particularly the Città Alta (Upper Town) with the oldest town square in Europe.
INTRODUCTION TO MILAN (3 hours)
Visit the Duomo, the Galleria, La Scala, the Last Supper (with pre-set admission times) at the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
HIGHLIGHTS OF MILAN (full day)
The Duomo, the Gallery, the Teatro alla Scala, the Last Supper, the Castello Sforzesco and the Naviglio (old Canal area).
HISTORIC AND CULTURAL MILAN—A LOOK AT SOME OF MILAN’S LESSER KNOWN ARTISTIC TREASURES (full day)
Visits to the Church of Sant’Eustorgio with the Cappella dei Magi and the Cappella Portinari, the Church of San Lorenzo, Milan’s major Romanesque church with its famous columns and the Cappella di Sant’Aquilino, the Church of San Maurizio at the Monastero Maggiore and the Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan’s major art museum.
MILAN’S PRIVATE MUSEUMS (3 hours)
A special visit to Milan’s three highly unusual private Museums—the Bagatti Valsecchi (the home of a wealthy eighteenth-century Milanese family restored to its original beauty), the Poldi Pezzoli Museum (a wonderful mixture of art, furniture, arms and armour and textiles right in Milan’s center) and the newly renovated Biblioteca Ambrosiana, whose picture gallery is replete with masterpieces by Leonardo, Caravaggio, Brueghel and Raphael. It also contains Leonardo’s original drawings for the Codex Atlanticus.