Milan Tours

Visit with us the Brera District and the Scala Opera House...

Milan is the financial centre of Italy and its economic growth in the latest decades has begun to shape the whole city in a new particular way. Indeed the biggest city of northern Italy has become the third-largest economy among EU cities after London and Paris . What makes it so special is the contrast among the wide variety of entertainment it can offer from a touristic point of view to a more commercial experience.

Milan served as capital of the Western Roman Empire from 286 to 402 and it became Duchy during the medieval period and early modern age. Nowadays design, fashion, art exhibitions, concerts are all strengths of this area. The concentric layout of the city center reflects the “Navigli”, an old system of interconnected navigable canals, now mostly covered. While walking around the city centre you might notice how the environment has been able to re-invent itself : you will be able to see modern buildings and skyscrapers next to historic areas .

In fact, not everyone always remembers how much art can be found in Milan: from the stunning one of its own Cathedral, to the “ Brera district “ and the numerous churches and museums along the way. Other remarkable stops that must be mentioned are the Brera Art Gallery, the royal palace, the Scala Opera House, the Sforza Castle and the refectory of the convent of Santa Maria Delle Grazie , house of the iconic “Last Supper” by Leonardo .

The modern Milan is as charming as the old one . Its business district hosts Italy’s Stock Exchange and the headquarters of national and international banks and companies . We recommend a walk at “City Life” or next Gae Aulenti Square during the golden hour . The nearest Corso Como may introduce you to a traditional Milan food habit : the “apericena”. While walking along Via Montenapoleone and via Della Spiga you will definitely understand why the city has been recognized as one of the world’s four fashion capitals. To sum up Milan is the definitive cosmopolitan city and is constantly changing thanks to the high demand of its investors . Don’t forget that it will also host the 2026 Winter Olympics together with Cortina d’Ampezzo.

If you’ve already seen the city or you get to spend more time around this area we recommend a trip to the stunning Lake Como, only an hour and a half away from Milan, where you can enjoy the beautiful landscape. We also suggest a visit to the wonderful mountains in this region, one of the highest in Europe.

One theory holds that the Latin name “Mediolanum” comes from the Latin words medio (in the middle) and planus (plain). However, someone believes that lanum comes from the Celtic root lan, meaning “demarcated territory” or a sanctuary or church. Hence Mediolanum could signify the central town or sanctuary of a Celtic tribe. Indeed the foundation of Milan is credited to two Celtic tribes. 

Our tours all have the defining quality of being alternative Milan tours, where you’ll be able to see and experience locations and spots that tourist normally don’t have the opportunity to visit.

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Food Tour ​Taste italian food and discover local differences, enjoy a food...

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