- By Kevin
- On Oct 23, 2017
- Travel Tips
Take a walking tour or see Milan on a Segway,take a cooking class or food tour,have a personal shopping experience,or go on a guided excursion to wineries or nearby towns with transportation from Milan.Guided tours,activities,and excursions information as below:
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a huge glass-roofed shopping arcade lined with expensive shops,bars,and restaurants.Built in 1867,it links the squares of the Duomo and La Scala and has mosaics with the symbols of the cities forming the newly united Italy.Some people consider it good luck to stand on the testicles of the bull of Turin.
Castello Sforzesco was originally built in the 15th century by the ruling Visconti but was destroyed and rebuilt by the Sforzas soon afterward.It became a museum complex in the 19th century and and is one of Milan's major landmarks.
National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci is housed in what was once a 16th century monastary.The museum has a vast collection showing the history of science and technology starting from Leonardo da Vinci's machines.
Sant'Ambrogio is the fourth-century church of Milan's patron saint.Inside are many relics,carvings,and mosaics.
Pinacoteca di Brera,originally started by Napolean,is Milan's most prestigious art gallery.It holds a huge collection of over 600 works in 40 rooms.
Milan makes a convenient base for day trips to the Lakes,Pavia,the hill town of Bergamo,and Cremona,the city of violins.See Milan Day Trips for details and more day trip suggestions.For an interesting day out,book a Guided Tour of Bergamo,Franciacorta and Lake Iseo from Select Italy.In addition to the city of Bergamo you'll visit a small,charming lake and the Franciacorta sparkling wine region,with transportation from Milan.