A selection of unique and unmissable tours to get to know Milan and all its beauties.

For all tours the meeting point is Infopoint YesMilano, via dei Mercanti n.8.

Departure time: 5:30 p.m. .

It is recommended to register, if you have not registered, please arrive at the meeting point 5 mins before the start of the tour.

The tour will be in English.

The cost is 12 euros to be paid in cash to the guide directly before the tour starts.

If the group consists of more than 10 people, the cost of the audio-guide could also be added to the cost of the tour, to be paid directly to the guide on the same day.

Walking Tour along Brera District

Historical-artistic walking-tour in external, along Brera District, famous for the Art Gallery and for the place attended by various artists and the students of Brera's Academy; we'll visit the main court where there is the statue of Napoleon I built by the Italian sculptor Antonio Canova and you'll be listening to the history of the building and its interiors, including other institutions.
During the walking-tour, we'll meet other building and churches, like,for example, the former Fossati Theatre, the churches of S. Tomaso in Terramara, S. Maria del Carmine, and at the end the Basilica of San Simpliciano the last place built during S. Ambrose's age.

Walking tour along Duomo square and Venezia street

Historical-artistic walking-tour in external, from Duomo square, characterized by the two covered walkways and by the monument of king Vittorio Emanuele II, that links the Duomo (the Cathedral of Milan) to the Gallery Vittorio Emanuele II; we'll visit by external the Duomo, one of the symbols of Milan, religious heart of the city, rich of history and architectural and sculptural art. We'll walk then along Corso Vittorio Emanuele, that links the Duomo with S. Babila square, characterized by various shops and by the presence of the church S. Carlo al Corso and by the rests of the Herculean Thermal Baths.
From S. Babila square, where we'll visit in external the church of S. Babila that gives its name to the square, we'll walk along Corso Venezia/Venezia street, our final destination, characterized by 19th century buildings and by the presence of the Public Gardens, the Historical Science Museum and the Planetarium.

Brera: A perfume shop, a crib and a chimney

Starting from Piazza Mercanti, we pass by the Scala, whose facade with a sober and elegant character often leaves visitors a little surprised. Along via Verdi and Via Brera, between art galleries and perfume shops, we head to the heart of the neighborhood, towards the Palazzo di Brera, an essential destination for art lovers. We venture along its narrow cobbled streets, now full of restaurants and clubs, once full of other houses, and we reach San Marco with its unexpected nativity scene. But our visit does not end there. Let's take a look at the nearby village of Porta Comasina, where we like to imagine that the religious, artists and prostitutes of Brera mingled with the merchants, shopkeepers and workers of this neighborhood, whose industriousness is testified by a high chimney. .

Walking Tour from Duomo square to Navigli District

Historical-artistic walking-tour in external, from Duomo square to the Navigli District.
We walk along Torino street, characterized by the presence of the churches of S. Satiro, S. Sebastiano/Sebastian and S. Giorgio/George, until Carrobbio square; then we'll arrive in Ticinese Door street where we'll visit in external the two churches of S.Lorenzo, with its colonnade and the statue of Roman emperor Constantine I, and of S. Eustorgio, famous for containing some rests of the three Wise Men of the Gospels.

Finally we'll reach 24th May square where there is the Navigli dock.

China Town Tour

Where to taste excellent handmade dumplings in Milan? Chinatown is the right spot.

We will arrive in via paolo sarpi along the Parco Sempione and passing by a small green oasis, the garden of Lea Garofalo

The garden of Lea Garofalo, is a new garden born a few years ago on the initiative of a group of citizens, once a place of decay and abandonment, now an enchanted garden where sustainable design exhibitions are organized, outdoor picnics, solidarity snacks and much other. From the benches in the garden you can admire the new buildings by the architect Herzog built for the headquarters of the Feltrinelli Foundation and Microsoft, between viale Pasubio and viale Crispi, adjacent to the old customs of the Napoleonic era.

Right here you can finally take Paolo Sarpi's pedestrian street. In the area some of the Milanese excellence coexist in close contact with today's rampant Chinese reality. Chinese immigration to Milan began in 1920, in the triangle formed by via Canonica, via Bramante and via Sarpi. Now the community is very large and resides throughout the city, even if the district has maintained its peculiar characteristics and the Chinese New Year is organized here every year.

We will finish our tour - walk in Piazza Gramsci after tasting  fresh or cold bubble tea!

 

At the discretion of the guide, the use of public transport may be involved. It will therefore be necessary to purchase a ticket.

Porta Venezia: between Ca’ del l’Ureggia e la Ca’ dei Ciapp

A cheerful atmosphere, wiswspread creativity and an unstoppable desire for modernity characterize Milan in the early twentieth century. A walk among splendid patrician residences and imposing Art Nouveau buildings: a walk around Quadrilatero del Silenzio and the public garden, the first in the world to be designed specifically for the entertainment of citizens. 

Milano in between the 19th and the 20th centuries

An itinerary to discover the city of Milano between the 19th and the 20th centuries through ancient crafts, new designs, projects for the city and the spread of innovative styles.

Starting from the transformation of piazza duomo with the opening of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the so-called "drawing room of Milano", the itinerary includes an immersion in the Porta Venezia area known for its Liberty architecture, passing through Corso Venezia with its the facade of Palazzo Castiglioni, one of Sommaruga's masterpieces.

Vintage photos will help to understand what important change has taken place in this area.