Milan city of art and history
A great classic, since 2004 my best seller, the ideal tours to have an introduction to the city of Milan and include the not-to-be-missed places. From the most important monuments to off the beaten path locations, to the best restaurants and bars in town, you’ll admire the city with the eyes of a Milanese!
This tour includes mighty Duomo, one of the most important cathedral in the world, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and La Scala Opera House. We can finish the tour at Sforza Castle, the imposing fortress of the lords of Milan during Renaissance. If you want we can also add the Last Supper in order to make this an unforgettable experience. Ideal for the first day in town!
Last Supper and Da Vinci tour
The Last Supper is one of the most famous painting in the world. Here Leonardo da Vinci reached the peak of his art, thanks to the incredible painting technique and the sophisticated translation of the Gospels’ message. A private tour with an art historian is the best way to crack the hidden messages and the real meaning of the Cenacolo Vinciano. We will discuss theories and analyze the technique in order to understand why this painting changed art history forever.
We know how hard is to find tickets to the Last Supper! Do not worry, I take care of searching for tickets, just be sure to contact me in advance, the sooner the better! I know sometimes it’s not possible to book way in advance, so if you have last minute requests let me know and I do the best I can in order to find the precious tickets!
Architecture and design tour
Milano has always been the most modern and dynamic city in Italy. Discover the new buildings designed by the greatest stars of architecture. From Cesar Pelli, Stefano Boeri and De Lucchi to the classic International style icons like the Pirellone by Luigi Nervi and Gio Ponti. These itineraries will be designed to let you understand not just the architectures but also the history of the urban evolution and why these choices have been made. We will discover the most beautiful and innovative architectures but also the contradictions and problematics.
If you want something more special I can organize tours inside the studio of famous designers and architects or even a real workshop where they do researches about innovative materials for design. Ask me what are you looking for and I’ll organize the best event for you.
World War II in Milan
During the 20th Century my city has been a protagonist of World’s history for many reasons. One of the darkest chapter was being the cradle of Fascism and the terrible events during World War Two. Being a passionate lover of 20th century history I design tours dedicated to the history of fascism, World War Two and Shoah in Milan. We will walk the footsteps of history, you will stand where Mussolini made his famous speeches, see the scars of war still present in town and discover the places where the Jewish people fought their struggle to survive. A mesmerizing event into the darkest moments of Italian history.
I know it’s a delicate matter and there are many fields of interested. That’s why all my tours are tailor made. Let me know which part of history you are interested and I’ll build the perfect WW2 and 20th century history tour in Milano for you.