Milan, City of Art and History
My bestseller since 2004, this classical tour includes all not-to-be-missed places of Milan. It is an ideal opportinuty to have an introduction to the city. From the most important monuments to off the beaten path locations, as well as the best restaurants and bars, you will admire the city with the eyes of a true Milanese!
This tour includes magnificent Duomo, one of the most important cathedrals in the world, as well as 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 wish, we can also add the Last Supper in order to make it an unforgettable experience. It is an ideal tour for the first day in town!
The Last Supper and Da Vinci Tour
The Last Supper is one of the most famous paintings in the world. Here, thanks to the incredible painting technique and sophisticated translation of the Gospels’ message, Leonardo da Vinci reached the peak of his art. A private tour with an art historian is the best way to find out 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 has changed art history forever.
We know how hard it is to find tickets for the Last Supper! Do not worry, I will take care of it – just be sure to contact me in advance, the sooner the better! I know that sometimes it is not possible to book way in advance. So, if you have last minute requests, let me know and I will do the best I can in order to find the precious tickets for you.
Architecture and Design Tour
Milan has always been the most modern and dynamic city of Italy. Let us discover together the new buildings designed by the greatest stars of architecture. From Cesar Pelli, Stefano Boeri and Michele De Lucchi to the classic International Style icons, like Pirellone by Luigi Nervi and Gio Ponti. These itineraries will be designed to let you understand not just the architecture, but also the history of the urban evolution and why certain choices have been made. We will discover the most beautiful and innovative architectural projects, but also the contradictions and problematics of contemporary architecture.
If you want something more special, I can organize tours in the studios of famous designers and architects, or even in a real workshop where they do research on innovative design materials. Tell me what are you looking for, and I will organize the best event for you.
World War II in Milan
During the 20th century, my city has been a protagonist of the world’s history for many reasons. One of the darkest chapters was that Milan became the cradle of Fascism. Then there were terrible events of the Second World War. Being a passionate lover of the 20th-century history, I design tours dedicated to the history of fascism, Second World War and Shoah in Milan. Together we will walk in the footsteps of history. You will stand where Mussolini made his famous speeches, see the scars of war still present in the city, and discover the places where the Jewish people fought their struggle to survive. It is a mesmerizing journey into the darkest moments of Italian history.
I know it is a delicate matter and there are many fields of interest. That’s why all my tours are tailor-made. Let me know which part of history you are interested in, and I will build a perfect WW2 and 20th-century history tour in Milan for you.