Milan Guided Tours, Day Trips, and Activities

11 Things to Do on Your Visit to Milan

Whether you want to discover the city, learn about food, or take an excursion to wineries to nearby towns, Milan has many interesting choices for tours and activities. The following can be booked in advance through Select Italy and purchased in US dollars.

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Discovering Milan's Masterpieces

Milan Cathedral
by Martha Bakerjian

This tour is great for an introduction to Milan's top sights or if you want to see the highlights in a short time. You'll learn about the city's history, visit the cathedral, and see the outside of La Scala Opera House and Sforzesco Castle. You'll also either visit the Duomo rooftop or see The Last Supper, depending on ticket availability.

If you only want a tour of the Duomo and its magnificent rooftop you can choose Small Group Tour of Milan's Cathedral and Rooftop.

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Milan for Foodies: Small Group Tour

When visiting a new city, it's fun to take tour and taste. You'll get to know both a neighborhood and the traditional food of the city. This 3-hour walking tour is held in the Brera neighborhood where you'll visit several food shops, a local bar, and a top gelateria for a taste of gelato.

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Italy's Fashion Capital on a Segway

Enjoy a unique transportation experience by touring Milan on a Segway. You'll start with a 30-minute lesson on how to use the Segway, then you'll have a 2.5 hour guided tour with audio headsets, passing by several of Milan's highlights including the Galleria, Piazza del Duomo, the castle, and the large park.

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Small Group Cooking Class in Milan

In this 2.5-hour cooking class held in the teacher's apartment in central Milan, you'll learn to cook a traditional 4-course Italian meal, then eat the lunch or dinner you've helped to create. Recipes are based on fresh, seasonal ingredients and may include dishes from several different regions of Italy.

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Style and Substance: Shopping for the Best of Milan

Milan is known for its fashions and upscale designer shops. On this tour, led by a professional shopper, you'll visit some of Milan's top stores based on your interests. This customized tour can be either half-day or full-day depending on how seriously you want to shop.

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L'Atelier Sangalli: High Fashion Dreams in Milan

For a truly unique shopping experience, visit L'Atelier Sangalli, a high-class fashion workshop that still makes quality, handcrafted clothing. You'll visit the vintage showroom and workshop, then be able to ask questions of one of the stylists.

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The Best of the Langhe: Day Excursion

Vineyards in Piemonte's Langhe Wine Region
by James Martin

The Langhe, in the nearby Piemonte region, is one of Italy's top wine regions. On this excursion, you'll be transported from Milan to Alba, an interesting town famous for its white truffle fairs, followed by lunch and wine tasting at an agriturismo, and a guided visit and tasting at a winery.

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Italy's Great Sparklers: Wine Roads of Franciacorta

Taste wine at two sparkling wine estates where you'll have guided visits, see a wine museum and have a lunch of appetizers, a seasonal risotto, and dessert. Transportation is provided from your hotel in Milan to the Franciacorta wine region, about an hour away.

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Mantua, Lombardy's Sleeping Beauty

Ducal Palace of Mantova
by James Martin

Mantua is a beautiful Renaissance city that's often overlooked by tourists. Its Ducal Palace is a masterpiece with more than 500 rooms, making it the largest residence after the Vatican. This full-day excursion includes transportation from Milan, lunch, and guided tours of the Ducal Palace and the town's pretty squares and monuments.

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Cremona, Birthplace of the Violin

The charming city of Cremona, in the Po Valley, is known for its high-quality violins and other string instruments. This full-day tour includes transportation from your Milan hotel, a guided visit of the Violin Museum and the city, a visit to a violin maker's workshop, and lunch.

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La Scala Opera Package

Opera fans won't want to miss seeing a performance at the historic La Scala Opera House. This package includes 2 nights in a hotel (3, 4, or 5 stars) near the theater and tickets for a performance on the second night of your stay.

Last Supper Ticket and Visiting Information

The Last Supper is one of the most popular attractions in Milan. Since tickets are limited, you'll need to book in advance. Find out how to get tickets.

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