Top Historical Churches in Milan Private Guided Tour

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Follow the path of Christianity from Roman times to the Renaissance and the present day. Visit the Santa Maria presso San Satiro, Sant’Ambrogio, and the Santa Maria delle Grazie.

Highlights

  • Discover the best churches in Milan with a 5-Star Expert Guide
  • Visit the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, Santa Maria delle Grazie and Santa Maria
  • Learn about the history of early Christianity in Italy
  • Save time with skip-the-line tickets to the Duomo (only in 4-hour option)
  • Enjoy the amazing view from the rooftops of Duomo (only in 4-hour option)

Description

Join this original tour to discover the most important churches, basilicas and cathedrals in Milan’s Old Town. Immerse yourself in 2,000 years of history of Christianity in Italy, including the stories of first Christians in the Roman Empire. Discover the most important and beautiful examples of Christian architecture and art in Milan. Choose the 2-hour walking tour to visit 3 historic churches in Milan’s Old Town. You will meet your Private Guide by the San Giovanni in Conca, which is one of the rare examples of the Milanese Romanesque Crypt. From there, you will head to a small, 15th century Church of Santa Maria at San Satiro. It has interesting elements such as a false apse, which creates the effect of a perspective illusion, and gilded interiors with valuable works of Renaissance art. Another point of interest will be the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, which is one of the oldest churches in Milan. Its construction lasted from the 4th to the 11th century, and many original mosaics and artworks can still be admired today. See this historic Romanesque church inside and out and hear the legend of its patron saint, St Ambrose. You will also visit the Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie, which is best known for the mural of ‘The Last Supper’ by Leonardo da Vinci. Although tickets to see ‘The Last Supper’ are not included in the itinerary, you will still be amazed by what this 15th century Gothic church has to offer. Choose the 4-hour option to enrich your experience with a visit to the magnificent Milan Cathedral, also known as the Duomo. It is the most visited church in the city, but with skip-the-line tickets you can jump ahead of the queue and head straight for the entrance. Tickets include access to the Cathedral, Archeological Area, Duomo Museum and Rooftops (by lift). Admire the beautiful facade and interior with amazing Gothic details and countless sculptures, and hear the story of Leonardo da Vinci’s contribution to the final design of the cathedral.

Includes

Private Walking Tour of the Best Churches in Milan’s Old Town (number of attractions depends on the selected option) 5-Stars Licensed Guide who is fluent in the language of your choice Free admission to the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, Santa Maria delle Grazie and Santa Maria presso San Satiro Skip-the-line tickets to the Duomo and Rooftops (only in 4-hour option) Lots of information about the history of Christianity in Italy

Important Information

  • Please check your email the day before the tour. Please note that the number of attractions depends on the selected option. Tickets to ‘The Last Supper’ in the Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie are not included in this tour. You will visit only the main church, not the church museum. The Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie is open Monday to Saturday from 7 AM to 1 PM, then from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM, on Sundays between 7:30 PM and 12:30 PM, then from 4 PM to 9 PM. Please book your tour accordingly. The Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio is open Monday to Saturday from 10 AM to 12 PM, then from 2:30 PM to 6 PM, Sundays between 3 PM and 5 PM. Church tours during mass and scheduled events are limited. Skip-the-line tickets to Duomo entitle you to enter at pre-booked time. You can skip the line to the ticket office but not to ticket control and security checks. Admission includes a lift to the rooftop terrace (descent may be via stairs) and whispers for groups larger than 5 people.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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