Different options of social tours are available for the participants to ISHP22 and accompanying people, to give them the opportunity to visit the city during their staying in Milan.
Duration : half day about 3 hours.
Minimum number of 25 participants required
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CLASSIC CITY TOUR
The classic tour of Milan is recommended for those who, Italian or foreign, visit the city for the first time.
This walking tour of about three hours allows us to get to know its artistic and cultural side through some of its symbols.
The route, which can be done comfortably on foot, includes:
- a visit to the Sforzesco Castle and a look at the Sempione Park and the Arco della Pace
- a short and pleasant walk along the pedestrian via Dante to Piazza dei Mercanti, the heart of medieval Milan
- a short detour then takes us to Piazza Affari with the Milan Stock Exchange
- the Duomo, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world
- the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II , with its nineteenth-century crystal vaults as a backdrop for trendy shops and cafes, and the Teatro alla Scala, home to the Milan Opera since 1778 where the most famous musicians have performed, dancers and singers of the world.
Duration : half day about 3 hours. The itinerary can be traveled easily and pleasantly on foot.
The tour can be done entirely outdoors or include a short visit in a three-hour tour of your choice between:
- the art collections of the Castle (to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà Rondanini and Leonardo da Vinci’s Sala delle Asse)
- the La Scala Theater Museum
- the interior of the Milan Cathedral
THE LAST SUPPER, CASA ATELLANI AND SANTA MARIA DELLE GRAZIE
Unesco heritage and absolute masterpiece of art, the Last Supper painted by Leonardo da Vinci is located in the Refectory of the Dominican church of Santa Maria delleGrazie. It is one of the most famous Renaissance masterpieces in the world and is also the synthesis of all the aesthetic and expressive researches of the Tuscan genius. The guided tour, as well as introducing the figure of Leonardo da Vinci, the undisputed genius of the Renaissance and his link with Milan and the client of the work Ludovico il Moro Sforza, will lead you in front of the masterpiece to admire it and understand all its aspects: artistic poetics, studies, research, historical peculiarities, pictorial technique, iconography, cultural events, critical fortune and conservation issues.
You will also admire the church of S. Maria delleGrazie and Casa degliAtellani
ALLA SCALA THEATER MUSEUM
Built in its present form at the end of the eighteenth century by the hand of the architect Giuseppe Piermarini, the Scala is one of the most famous theaters in the world: it is so both for the artists who have linked their name to it and because it was, since its opening, prestigious place of the city’s social life: in the boxes furnished according to the taste of the owners one could watch shows, dine, invite each other, gamble and hold business or heartfelt meetings.
A visit to the La Scala Theater Museum helps us retrace the history of the theater over time. A large collection of portraits, relics, busts, documents, posters will make us relive the history, anecdotes and curiosities of those who were the protagonists or famous visitors of the most famous Opera House in the world.
The visit offers the opportunity to admire, in the absence of rehearsals, the theater hall by accessing the boxes
Located in the heart of the old town and sometimes likened to a “Milanese Montmartre,” the Brera district is an artists’ enclave, full of bohemian charm. Our expert guide will lead you through its maze of narrow cobblestoned alleys, past historic buildings and intriguing boutiques and trattorias, to the renowned Brera Gallery. Comparable to Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, the Pinacoteca di Brera simply doesn’t get enough press!
The gallery contains a phenomenal collection of Renaissance masters including Raphael, Piero della Francesca, Titian, Mantegna, Tintoretto, Bramante and Caravaggio, as well as more modern masters such as Boccioni and Modigliani.
NAVIGLI WALKING TOUR
From Roman times, canals (navigli) connected Milan to Lake Como, bringing prosperity to this inland region. In fact Leonardo da Vinci was responsible for some 15th century canal upgrades! Today little remains of this transport network – only Darsena harbor and two canals, Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Pavese. Where once family homes and warehouses stood, the emerald waterways are now lined with artists’ ateliers, galleries, trendy restaurants and unusual shops. The Navigli district is where Milanese come to see and be seen! Enjoy a photography-friendly canal/harbor walk, enlivened by insider commentary. End by visiting the 4th century Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore, an impressive church with Byzantine elements.
NEW ARCHITECTURE IN MILAN: PORTA NUOVA
Porta Nuova is one of the biggestrequalification projects in Europe. Through the restoration of threeneighborhoods, Garibaldi, Varesina and Isola, itstretches out for over 290.000 mq. The area blends together the local cultural identity with an european vision. Green parks, squares, bridges and pathsensure the connection between the threesections and provides the perfect setting for a relaxingstroll.
The New Skyline of Garibaldi, Repubblica and Isola area a new symbol of the city; it has been the standard bearer in the way for the Expo 2015 and is now fully inserted in the places to see in Milan.
The tour starts in the charming district of Porta Nuova with its modern and futuristic GaeAulenti square, a landmark of the new Milan. Here you can see some of the most famous skyscrapers of the city: the Unicredit Tower with its characteristic spire-shaped pinnacle and the two twin skyscrapers of “Bosco verticale” (Vertical forests), entirely covered by trees and plants.
The tour continues in Corso Como, one of the trendiest streets loved by young people for its lively nightlife, and also Corso Garibaldi.