Historical Guided Tour of Milan and Last Supper

Get up close to Leonardo’s masterpiece, explore Piazza dei Mercanti, and admire the iconic Duomo!

Travel Flexibly · 3.00h · Milan, Italy

Looking for a way to discover the most historic sites of Milan? On this unforgettable tour, you’ll skip the line to Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, visit the historic Sforza Castle, wander through Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and marvel at the city’s captivating Duomo. All the while, your expert guide will be by your side to detail the historical significance and fascinating tales behind each site! Enjoy skip-the-line tickets to The Last Supper and unparalleled photo opportunities!

  • Milan Historical Tour and Last Supper
  • Meet your guide ​
  • Skip-the-line to the Last Supper​
  • Leonardo's masterpiece​
  • 3-hour guided tour​
  • Sforza Castle​
  • La Scala Theatre​
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II​
  • Duomo Cathedral​

Your journey through Milan’s most historic sites and monuments begins outside of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Here, your friendly guide will be waiting, along with your small group of fellow travelers.

Once all your group members have arrived, cruise past a long line of tourists with your skip-the-line tickets to see The Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece. For 15 minutes, stand in front of the iconic Renaissance painting as your knowledgeable guide tells tales of da Vinci’s historic creation. If it’s open, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore the beautiful Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

Continue exploring the city as your expert guide leads you to the ancient Sforza Castle, followed by a walk through Piazza dei Mercanti and the enchanting Scala Theatre.

Next, wander through the ornate Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Italy’s oldest and most extravagant shopping gallery. Finally, cap off your tour with a visit to the breathtaking Duomo. Marvel at Milan’s striking cathedral as your guide explains how it came to be the most iconic symbol of the city.

While your tour ends here, you’re free to continue exploring the lively area at your leisure!

Historical Tour of Milan Description

Your 3-hour tour includes:

  • English-speaking guide

  • Skip-the-line tickets to The Last Supper

  • Audio headsets if needed

  • See the Sforza Castle from the outside

  • Explore Piazza dei Mercanti and Piazza della Scala

  • View the incredible Duomo Cathedral from outside

Meet Your Guide

Your immersive tour through Milan’s most historical landmarks and sites begins by the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Here, your friendly guide will be waiting to greet you, along with your small group of fellow history buffs!

Once all your group members have arrived, your guide will hand over your skip-the-line tickets. This way, you’ll be able to breeze past the long line of tourists waiting to view Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece.

The Last Supper

Follow your guide past the long line of tourists as you enjoy a swift entry to Milan’s top attraction. Once inside, you’ll come face to face with Leonardo da Vinci’s most notable work of art, The Last Supper. As you admire this world-renowned painting, your knowledgeable guide will explain its historical significance, along with intriguing facts about the iconic artist.

Painted between 1495 and 1498, The Last Supper depicts the moment Jesus announces that one of his disciples will betray him during their final meal together. Leonardo da Vinci's meticulous attention to detail and innovative techniques in portraying emotions make this artwork a testament to the artistic brilliance of the Italian Renaissance.

Because this historic piece of Renaissance art is extremely delicate, visitors are only allowed 15 minutes to take in the mesmerizing masterpiece.

Following your visit, your guide may lead you inside the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, this does depend on whether the church is open at the time.

The Sforza Castle

Continue your exploration of Milan as your guide leads you to the breathtaking Sforza Castle. This stunning fortress is found in the center of the city and is encompassed by an enchanting park. The ancient castle dates back to the XIV century and was constructed by an incredibly prominent family in the city. Capture the striking complex with your camera as your local guide tells tales of its fascinating history, before moving on to your next exciting stop of the tour!

Piazza dei Mercanti

Near the castle, your guide will turn on to the legendary Via Dante, a lively street which will lead you to Piazza dei Mercanti. As your expert guide will explain, this used to be the most renowned medieval market area in all of Milan. Some of the most notable medieval buildings in Italy can be found in this ancient square, so take your time admiring the sights while your guide explains more about the piazza’s historical significance.

La Scala Theatre

Not far from Piazza dei Mercanti, follow your guide to the extravagant Scala Theatre. Built in 1776, this world-famous theater is still the city’s premier opera house. While there won’t be time to enter the opulent building, marvel at its striking exterior while your guide reflects on the many iconic performers who have graced its stage.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

After leaving Piazza della Scala, your knowledgable guide will bring you to the spectacular Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. You’ll be mesmerized as you walk through the oldest active shopping gallery in Italy. Opened in 1877, the intricate design and ornate details of this stunning gallery never fail to impress!

The Duomo

As you walk through the majestic gallery, you’ll be led to the breathtaking Piazza del Duomo. Admire the iconic cathedral’s striking exterior as your knowledgeable guide explains its fascinating history and immense significance within Milan. As the third largest cathedral in Europe and Milan’s most notable attraction, it’s safe to say your guide has saved the best for last!

While your tour ends here, you’re free to continue exploring the Piazza del Duomo, or the rest of this vibrant area, at your leisure.

What you get with this tour
English-speaking guide
Skip-the-line tickets to The Last Supper
Santa Maria delle Grazie Church
Sforza Castle from the outside
Piazza dei Mercanti
Scala Theatre from the outside
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Milan Duomo from the outside
Duomo entrance
Sforza Castle entrance
Pick up
Guide gratuity
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

What to bring?

A valid form of ID is required. We suggest wearing comfortable shoes and clothes. During the summer, don’t forget a hat and a bottle of water.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

This tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Milan.

What happens if it rains?

We run our historical Milan tours rain or shine.

Is there any chance this tour will be canceled?

On the rare occasion the tour is canceled, we'll inform you as soon as possible. We will work with you to reschedule your tour when possible or provide a full refund.

Is there a dress code to enter the religious sites on this tour?

We ask both men and women to cover knees and shoulders, otherwise the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie might refuse entry and you’ll miss out on a portion of your tour. We understand the summers in Milan can be hot, so a great alternative is to bring a shawl/scarf/sweater with you. That way you can cover your knees and shoulders when necessary.

How comprehensive is the Last Supper portion of this tour?

The Last Supper section of this tour will only last 15 minutes, as this all that is allowed, due to how delicate the famous painting is. However, your knowledgeable guide will be there to make sure you get the most your experience with da Vinci’s masterpiece.

Do any of the venues on this tour experience sudden closures?

Some of the venues could be subject to last minute closures. If this happens, we will extend our visit to other attractions.

Is lunch included in the price of the tour?

No, but your guide will be happy to recommend one of their favorite spots.

Can I bring my kids and do I have to pay for them?

Kids are welcome on this historic tour of Milan, and children up to the age of 1 do not need a reservation, if they are carried by a parent and not with a stroller.

Does this tour include hotel pickup?

Hotel pickup is included on this tour. You’ll meet your guide at the designated meeting point, near The Last Supper.

Where does this tour end?

This tour ends outside of the Duomo, though you’re free to stay as long as you’d like and continue exploring the area!

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