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Milan: Private Tour - Sforza Castle, La Scala & Wine Tasting
Explore Milan on a private guided tour. Visit La Scala, the most famous opera house of Italy, and its beautiful museum. Learn about the history of Sforza Castle. Professional wine tasting is included.
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- Taste 3-4 famous Italian wines in a trendy wine bar with a platter of cold cuts
- Admire the beauty of Milan’s most iconic attractions with your personal guide
- Visit La Scala & its museum to learn about the most famous Opera House of Italy
- Discover Italian wine & food culture in a professional wine degustation
- Visit the majestic Castello Sforzesco, the main castle of Milan
DescriptionJoin a private 3-hour guided tour that will introduce to you the most spectacular cultural attractions of Milan, including the visit of La Scala & its museum. Enjoy a professional wine degustation with a sommelier in one of the best wine bars in Milan (with 3-4 glasses of wine per person included) & and a delicious selection of Italian cold cuts. Your private tour guide will introduce to you the foyer & the museum of La Scala Opera House, which displays an excessive collection of theatrical costumes, set designs, autograph scores, and musical instruments, together with paintings of musicians and actors, precious ceramic figures portraying characters from the “commedia dell'arte” - the first opera played on the inauguration of La Scala. Besides the collection of the museum, your guide will also provide to you some important information about the biggest artists who have performed on this important stage, such as Verdi, Toscanini, Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti or Carla Fracci. Most of Italy's greatest operatic artists, and many of the finest singers from around the world, have appeared at La Scala. If we count the seats on the balconies, La Scala can hold up to 3,000 attendees. Moreover, the stage of La Scala is made fully of wood to allow exceptional audio quality from the instruments played on stage. La Scala's season opens on 7 December every year on Saint Ambrose's Day, the feast day of Milan's patron saint. After Duomo, you will be accompanied to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, named after the first King of Italy. Constructed in 19th century, the Galleria was built on the initiative of the king with the purpose to represent the modernization of Milan and connect La Scala & Piazza Duomo, the most important landmarks of that time. Now it is a grand display of many beautiful of high-end fashion boutiques & famous restaurants, all inside an enormous decorated glass roof of the Galleria. Strolling through Cordusio, the biggest square in the center of Milan, you will start your wine tasting experience in one the trendiest wine bars of Milan. A professional sommelier will explain and introduce to you 3-4 Italian wines in Italy spanning from the famous Tuscany area to the prestigious Piemonte, and how you can distinguish them from their aroma, flavors, colors and taste. Each important wine in Italy is strictly labeled and to be classified as signature wine, the wine makers must follow the the precise grape compositions requested by the regions. The professional wine tasting will be served with a traditional platter of Italian cold cuts of high quality. The tour will end with a walk through the majestic Via Dante to visit to the famous Sforza Castle. Being one of the most beautiful, fortified structures in Italy and one of the largest in Europe, Sforza Castle connects to Sempione Park, provides breathtaking view to the famous Arch of Peace (Arco della Pace).
IncludesAuthentic wine & food tasting in the best wine bar in Milan Personal expert guide only for you Guaranteed & pre-booked skip-the-line tickets to La Scala Opera House Museum Wine degustation with professional sommelier in one of the most best wine bars of Milan Visit La Scala to know the history of the most famous opera house in Italy Visit Castello Sforzesco, the main Castle of Milan (internal courtyard) Stroll through the glass-roofed arcade of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the oldest & most beautiful commercial centers in the world Relaxed guided walking tour at your own pace Enjoy 3-4 glasses (per person) of the best Italian wines with an excellent selection of high quality platter with cold cuts
- Only participants older than 18 can join the wine degustation (participants younger than 18 years old can only drink soft drinks during the wine degustation) Please contact the activity provider by phone, email, or WhatsApp to ask for any additional information about the tour Please provide the dates of birth of everyone in your group during the booking (or send us a message after you completed the booking)